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ThePigSite Newsletter - 8 August 2018

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Wednesday 8th August 2018.
Emily Houghton - ThePigSite Editor

Emily Houghton



Boehringer Ingelheim

MSD Animal Health


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August already?

In July we brought you even more research and news from around the world: we tracked African swine fever using digital epidemiology; we looked at the global business case for group sow housing; we explored incredible digital innovations changing the farming industry; and we have had the first ever cases of African swine fever confirmed in China.

This August, The Pig Site will be focussing on artificial insemination, breeding, gene-editing and other topics surrounding reproduction in the swine industry; bringing you interviews and articles on emerging technology, innovations in science and simple, on-farm husbandry to keep your herd healthy and productive.

Keep up-to-date with all headline news and articles by visiting The Pig Site now!

Our door is always open! If you have any story ideas or burning questions for us, please get in touch – we’ll be happy to put your questions to one of our experts.
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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Are ‘megafarms’ fit for the future?
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism looks into the sustainability of ‘megafarms’ and how the swine industry is reacting to the increasing emergence of intensive pig farms

Dealing with drought and evading heat stress in swine
The Pig Site provides top tips from across the globe on how to manage high temperatures on farm, how to prevent and treat heat stress in pigs and how to manage water shortages during a drought

Company News

What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
Seasonal changes traditionally bring fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, flare-ups of respiratory and enteric disease in swine herds
New research confirms flies can spread diseases to pigs
Central Life Sciences has confirmed a ground-breaking revelation for the swine industry – flies can infect pigs with diseases including PEDV and Senecavirus A
Culbertson joins Osborne sales staff
Osborne, Kansas, USA – Osborne Industries Inc, is pleased to announce that Cory Culbertson has been named North America Sales Representative for livestock equipment
EU court rules gene editing = GMO
Jim Long provides commentary on the recent changes regarding gene editing as GMO and how this could affect pork demand from consumers

Global Pig Industry News

   European Union

EU approves changes to copper feed additive regulation

   United States

FSIS removes prescriptive requirements for Trichinella treatment


China culls 1,000 pigs as first case of African Swine Fever confirmed


What could you achieve with 4000 piglets?


Pork sector outlooks remain positive


How can improved welfare boost your herd productivity?
Maximise your chances: New research highlights function of zinc in boar fertility

   United Kingdom

How can you bridge the gap between farm and fork?
Keeping an eye on pig health: introducing the UK's new Chief Veterinary Officer

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