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27 May 2016
Iron Delivery to Piglets Just got Easier
GLOBAL - New technology now allows farmers to deliver iron paste to piglets orally, offering a safer and more natural way to administer iron as well as preventing troublesome iron spots....
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 21. There were two premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
26 May 2016
Researchers Seek Alternatives for Piglet Starter Diets
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Center says scientists are examining a number of products that could be used in place of spray-dried plasma in starter diets for early weaned piglets, writes...
World Animal Health Organisation Sets Out Action on Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) this week presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which is considered a major risk by the international...
25 May 2016
Using Fewer Antibiotics Does Not Affect Overall Profit, Dutch Pig Farmers Find
NETHERLANDS - At a recent closed meeting in Amsterdam, European Ministers of Health and Ministers of Agriculture met to discuss the “One Health” approach. Minister for Agriculture Martijn van Dam highlighted...
Hybrid Pharmaceutical Twin-Screw Extruder Designed to Deliver True Drug Formulation Flexibility
GLOBAL - The Thermo Scientific Pharma 16 Twin-Screw Extruder allows simple switching between hot melt extrusion and continuous granulation operation...
24 May 2016
Western Canadian Swine Herd in Excellent Health
CANADA - The Veterinary Council with the Canadian Pork Council says the state of health of the western Canadian swine herd has been excellent but veterinarians are reporting some typical seasonal disease...
Improved Animal Health First Step in Reducing Antibiotics in Livestock Production
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Center says improved animal health is the first step in reducing the need for antibiotics in livestock production....
23 May 2016
New Video Tutorial available at on PRRS Control
GLOBAL - HIPRA has issued the fifth in its recent series of educational videos that looks at immunization to help vets and producers immunize their breeding herds most effectively....
New PED Outbreak Reported in Ontario
CANADA - A new outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Elgin county, Ontario....
Vets - Get Paid for Sharing Your Opinions
GLOBAL - Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education...
20 May 2016
Xylanase Addition to Rice Bran Diets Increases Energy Value for Pigs
US - Research at the University of Illinois is finding ways to make rice bran, an abundant co-product of the production of white rice for human consumption, more efficient as a feed ingredient for pigs....
Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
Preventing PCVD on Your Pig farm
GLOBAL - Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCVD) is a devastating disease that causes wasting in piglets and can lead to serious production and economic losses for the farmer. ...
18 May 2016
New ASF Outbreak Reported on Ukrainian Pig Farm
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a backyard pig farm in Hyrchychna village....
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 21. There were no premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
17 May 2016
Pork Producers Transporters Advised to Take Extra Steps to Ensure Transport Vehicles Free of PED
CANADA - An Alberta based swine veterinarian is advising Canadian swine producers and transporters to remain aware of the heightened risk of exposure to Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea and take the necessary...
Performance Benefits through Early Xylanase Application Demonstrated in New Video
GLOBAL - The latest video in the AB Vista ‘Extraordinary Science Brought to Life’ series reveals significant benefits for swine through early xylanase application....
13 May 2016
Pig & Poultry Fair: New App Helps Pig Producers Combat Pig Disease Pressure
UK - AHDB Pork has launched ‘Think BioRisk’, a new interactive app, at this year’s British Pig & Poultry Fair....
12 May 2016
What Does it Take to Create a Sustainable Farm in China?
CHINA - Big Dutchman China, in collaboration with Alltech, capped off a successful week by hosting and conducting The 2016 Pig week in the Chinese cities Shenyang and Beijing. The event was held April...
Research Demonstrates Effectiveness of Hydrovac in Cleaning Swine Transport Trailers
On behalf of Swine Innovation Pork the University of Saskatchewan, the Prairie Swine Centre, VIDO-Intervac and the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute are working on a project aimed at reducing the...
10 May 2016
CT Scans - A New Tool for the Meat Industry
SPAIN - Computerized tomography (CT scan) produces images of the inside of a body without opening it. This technology, initially developed for medical purposes, is being used by IRTA´s researchers to...
Demonstration Farm Helping Pork Industry See Benefits of Pig-Castration Alternative
US - A group of 250 intact male piglets arrives at the demonstration farm ready to be the face of a new type of pork production. Beginning at approximately 25 days of age, these piglets will unknowingly...
06 May 2016
Oral Fluid Testing Expected to Expand Disease Spectrum
ANALYSIS - Oral fluid testing has made huge strides as a diagnosing and surveillance tool, and even more important, it has the opportunity to make a bigger impact by expanding the number of diseases it...
05 May 2016
MPs Encouraged to Push for Reinstatement of Emergency Swine Transportation Protocol
CANADA - Canadian pork producers are being encouraged to urge their Members of Parliament to put pressure on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to reinstate a swine transportation protocol designed to...
Research to Improve Pig Gut Health Offers Potential for Human Health
CANADA - The Canada Research Chair in Microbiology of Nutrigenomics says research in the swine industry aimed at improving the health of pigs by improving the health of beneficial microbes in the gut offers...
04 May 2016
USDA Gives $6 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...
03 May 2016
Update on Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease in US
US - The number of pig farm samples that were confirmed positive for porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) in the last week was 34. There was one premises confirmed with having porcine delta coronavirus...
New Real-time PCR Kit Accurately Detects African Swine Fever
GLOBAL - Recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in Eastern Europe have led to the growing need for more accurate diagnostics to help identify and monitor the highly contagious pathogen for...
02 May 2016
Zoetis Champions Swine Health in Canada with Pigcare.Ca
CANADA - Zoetis is proud to announce the launch of PigCare.ca, the new online community for Canadian swine producers, designed to promote animal health and provide resources which respond to the varied...
 
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