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09 December 2016
African Swine Fever Reported in Russian Zoo
RUSSIA - Russia has reported more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boar, with one outbreak affecting a zoo....
US Antibiotic-Resistant Gene Finding Not in Market Hog
US - The National Pork Board has reacted to the recent research paper from the Ohio State University research study detailing the researchers’ discovery of an antibiotic-resistant gene in one farrowing...
08 December 2016
Enriched Pens Linked to Less Gestational Stress, Lower Piglet Mortality
GLOBAL - Housing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists....
Microbiome Research Offers New Line of Defense Against Pig Diseases
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Saskatchewan says, as the pressure to reduce antibiotic use intensifies, the role of the microbiome in promoting animal health will become increasingly important,...
Bright Ideas to Shape the Future of Farming Wanted
UK - Farmers: Do you have a bright idea which needs some help to develop? Or a project that’s already under way which could be rolled out across the industry? If so, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum...
07 December 2016
Pork Producers Advised to Be Aware of Approvals and Doses When Administrating Pain Control Drugs to Pigs
CANADA - An Assistant Professor in Swine Behavior and Welfare with the University of Saskatchewan says its important for pork producers to be sure the compounds used to control pain during painful procedures...
Resistance to Drug of Last Resort Found in Farm Animals in US
US - Carbapenems are one of the most important classes of antibiotics used in humans, and are an important agent against multi-drug resistant bacteria. ...
06 December 2016
Weekly Overview: Polish Meat Processor to Acquire Pig Breeding Business
POLAND - Polish meat processor Gobarto S.A. (formerly PKD Duda S.A.) has signed a preliminary deal to acquire local pig breeder PPH Ferma-Pol sp. z o.o. from Poland’s Ministry of Treasure....
Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a Ukrainian backyard pig farm in Stavrove, Odessa, close to Moldova....
05 December 2016
Progress Report: Castration of Pigs in the EU
EU - For centuries, surgical castration has been performed on pig farms across Europe. Until recently, the procedure was performed without the use of anaesthesia or analgesia. But now, the EU has proposed...
South Africa Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
SOUTH AFRICA - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in Tswaing, North West Province....
More ASF Reported in Kenya
KENYA - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a farm in Senyende, Kenya....
Research Ties Sow and Progeny Diet to Kyphosis Risk
US - Research from the University of Wisconsin has given pork producers some things to consider when identifying and mitigating the causes of kyphosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal, outward...
02 December 2016
Added Fat in Pig Diets May Affect Digestibility of Nutrients
US - Added fat increases the energy content of swine diets, but it may also affect the digestibility of nutrients. Dr Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at Illinois, and a team of researchers...
Study Shows Sows Can Tolerate Temperature as Low as 9°C
CANADA - Conversion of gestation sow housing from stalls to group systems signifies a major shift for the recently revised Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. One specific study...
29 November 2016
Technology Procedures Training Change in Response to Risk of Disease Transmission
CANADA - Steve's Livestock Transport says, in response to the growing risk of disease transmission during transport, procedures and technologies have change and there's been a greater emphasis placed on...
Russia Reports More ASF Outbreaks
RUSSIA - Russia has reported more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) on pig farms....
Ukraine Reports More ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Two further outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported by Ukrainian authorities to the OIE....
FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis
US - Zoetis Inc. has announced the availability of its FluSure XP® vaccine updated with clusters IV-A and IV-B of the H3N2 subtype. Because influenza A virus of swine (IAV-S) continues to evolve and challenge...
28 November 2016
Weekly Overview: Canada Moves Closer to Restoring Pork Exports to Argentina
ANALYSIS - Canada's pig industry has been in the news this week following the government's commitment to restoring access for Canadian pork to Argentina....
25 November 2016
Canadian Vets Identify Challenges in Antibiotic Free Pig Production
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says key concerns among veterinarians working with animals in "Raised Without Antibiotics" programmes include challenges in maintaining animal...
24 November 2016
A Successful Cleaning Procedure for Pig Houses
GLOBAL - Successful disinfection of a pig house starts with a well planned cleaning procedure...
23 November 2016
Setting Realistic Antibiotic Usage Targets in the UK
UK - AHDB Pork is urging UK pig producers to send in their 2015 on-farm antibiotic usage data, in any shape or form, before the end of the year, to help the industry set realistic reduction targets this...
Pork Producers Encouraged to Consider Seasonal Flu Shots
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council is encouraging pork producers to be prepared for the wave of seasonal flu, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Demonstration of New Technology for Washing Swine Transport Trailers Expected By March
CANADA - A multi-disciplinary multi-institutional team of researchers expects to be ready by March to demonstrate new technology designed to speed up the washing of swine transport trailers, writes Bruce...
22 November 2016
PED Risk Expected to Rise with Drop in Temperatures
CANADA - Pork producers are being reminded the risk of exposure to PED is likely to increase with the onset of colder weather, writes Bruce Cochrane....
21 November 2016
Study Shows Mood and Personality Affect the Decisions of Pigs
UK - The judgements and decisions a pig makes are governed by their mood - whether good or bad - and their personality type, according to new research....
Further Reduction in Antimicrobial Use on Danish Pig Farms
DENMARK - Antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in pigs. By contrast, serious outbreaks of disease among broilers and mink have resulted...
Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Three more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in the Khmel'nitskiy and Nikolayev regions of Ukraine....
UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this...
 
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