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13 August 2018
Could anthrax be the silent killer lurking in your herd?
New cases of anthrax in swine have been identified in Romania. The Pig Site takes a look at the clinical signs, prevention, management, and treatment of this highly infectious disease ...
Ceva 'Spotlight The Future' newsletter August 2018
In the third edition of our new swine production and industry newsletter we look why age and bodyweight are the most important indicators for economic success. ...
10 August 2018
UK Government report on the ASF outbreak in China
The Animal Plant and Health Agency (APHA) provide an update on the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China as they further assess the situation...
Pirbright scientists help combat African swine fever – a disease with no vaccine
The Pirbright Institute are working hard to develop fail-safe protocol and vaccines for the deadliest disease to hit the swine industry...
09 August 2018
Treating swine drinking water
Adjusting pH: Part three in the Hogslat series on proper terminal line disinfection and water disinfection...
New antimicrobial regulations present an opportunity for Canadian hog producers
As of 1 December , 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only in Canada. MSP[RS] provides an insight into how producers can continue to beat disease...
08 August 2018
Introducing the new rules on gene-editing in pork production
What you need to know about the recent EU court ruling on gene-editing and GMO, and how this will affect pig farmers globally...
07 August 2018
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...
FSIS removes prescriptive requirements for Trichinella treatment
USA - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) released a document detailing a change in Trichinella ...
EU approves changes to copper feed additive regulation
EU - The European Commission has approved changes to rules around the use of copper as a feed additive, to come effective 13 August, 2018...
Predicting the impacts of the first ASF outbreak in China
As China confirms its first ever cases of ASF, the economic and health status of the Chinese pig industry is under scrutiny. Angela Zhang, IQC Insights, provides a current and future outlook for 2018...
03 August 2018
China culls 1,000 pigs as first case of African Swine Fever confirmed
Officials and pig producers are on high alert as China confirms its first case of African Swine Fever (ASF)...
01 August 2018
Maximise your chances: New research highlights function of zinc in boar fertility
The Pig Site speaks to Karl Kerns, fertility researcher at the University of Missouri and author of a recently published study investigating the true function of zinc in sperm maturation and swine fertility...
Keeping an eye on pig health: introducing the UK's new Chief Veterinary Officer
UK, 1 August 2018: Find out what the key priorities will be for Christine Middlemiss in her first year as the UK's Chief Veterinary Officer...
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...
How can improved welfare boost your herd productivity?
The Pig Site speaks to Tracey Jones to discuss how Compassion in World Farming is working directly with producers to meet welfare and health standards, and maximise productivity in swine herds...
31 July 2018
Interim report shows UK farming’s progress towards antibiotic use targets
RUMA has released a half-year summary of the UK farming industry’s progress towards achieving 2020 targets for antibiotic use in each of eight different livestock sectors...
30 July 2018
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...
APRIL projects to progress pigs and pork
Australasian Pork Research Institute Limited (APRIL) research and development projects for 2018/19 to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australasian pork industry have now been announced...
NFU calls agricultural drought summit as heatwave bites
The NFU is seeking urgent action to address the crippling impact of the dry, hot weather on farms across the country...
26 July 2018
Battle of the sexes: split-sex nutrition requirements for growing pigs
Mandy Gerhart shares her research into split-sex nutrient requirements for growing pigs...
25 July 2018
Mixed outlook for practical rat control from farmers
UK - In roughly equal measure, concerns and reassurance about rat control on farms have been identified by a recent survey...
Most countries still using crucial antibiotics to make animals fatter
Most countries are still using vital antibiotics which should only be used to treat humans to make animals grow faster, fuelling antibiotic resistance, a United Nations report has found...
24 July 2018
Bulgaria to build a fence at Romanian border
BULGARIA - Clearing of land to enable the building of a fence at the Romanian border has begun, to prevent the movement of wild boar into Bulgaria as a measure against African swine fever...
PCR falls short in monitoring PRRSV transport biosecurity
Transport biosecurity is a growing priority as evidence shows that contaminated livestock trailers are a significant risk in spreading viruses between herds. But reliable tests to confirm biosecurity compliance...
MSD Animal Health teams with Penn Vet to host swine university to educate young veterinary professionals
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc. is proud to host Swine University, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), to help educate...
20 July 2018
Gene editing for the future: Are you doing it right?
The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training this year to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture...
How can precision feeding save you money and time?
Research conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc has shown individually formulated diets can reduce the nutritional needs of the swine herd and the nutrient content of the manure produced...
Performance response of piglets to acid-preserved, high-moisture wheat
The Prairie Swine Centre releases new trial results: Determining the effectiveness of feeding acid-preserved, high moisture wheat as an alternative to directly supplementing acid to the wheat diet of weanling...
19 July 2018
Animal welfare cast in bronze by Pork CRC
Animal welfare was the focus of Pork CRC’s bronze sponsorship of ‘Animal Production 2018’, the 32nd biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production...
 
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