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30 September 2016
A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 4
GLOBAL - Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia (App) is a bacteria which can cause severe respiratory disease in pigs. As one of the most dangerous pig killers, it is important that pig farmers have effective...
Prairie Swine Centre Investigates Sow Performance in Group Housing
CANADA - As pressure to reduce sow stall use in Canada grows, the Prairie Swine Centre has compared the effects of three mixing strategies on sow performance in group sow housing....
New Study Helps Determine How Much Calcium Piglets Require
US - Two new studies at the University of Illinois have helped determine how much calcium growing pigs require and have illuminated the mechanisms by which they absorb it....
Ultra-Modern Hog Barn Demonstrates Latest in Odour Reduction Technology
US - Reicks View Farms has opened a brand new hog barn near Lawler in rural Chickasaw County. The barn is ultra-modern and designed to be animal and environmentally friendly....
29 September 2016
Ten More African Swine Fever Outbreaks Reported in Russia
RUSSIA - The Russian authorities have reported ten more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF). ...
Poland Reports Further ASF
POLAND - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in the Lubelskie area of Poland....
Influenza Becoming More Challenging for Pig Farmers
CANADA - A veterinary pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says influenza has become an increasingly challenging infection to deal with within the swine herd, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Call for Entries: Awards for Advancing Swine Respiratory Disease Research
US - The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with the financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), is pleased to open the call for entries for the 2017 research...
28 September 2016
Swine Flu: Selecting Optimized Diagnostic Tools
GLOBAL - A free on-demand webinar explores the importance of finding an optimal set of diagnostic tools for the ongoing identification, surveillance and characterization of swine influenza virus (SIV)....
27 September 2016
Weekly Overview: World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
ANALYSIS - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United...
Pig Producers can Maximise Xylanase Benefits Through Understanding its Mechanisms
GLOBAL - Recent swine trials have shown that xylanase introduction early in the nursery period and fed through to slaughter increases overall pig finisher performance....
26 September 2016
Canadian Pork Producers Advised to be on Alert for Pigs with Vesicular Lesions
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council is advising pork producers to be watching closely for symptoms of Seneca Valley Virus and avoid shipping any pigs with signs of the infection, writes Bruce Cochrane....
New Research Gives Insight into Effects of Stocking Density on Nursery Pig Performance
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Pork is providing regulators insight into the effect of space allowance on the health and welfare of newly weaned nursery pigs, writes Bruce...
Manitoba Detects 10th PED Case
CANADA - A 10th outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been reported in Manitoba, Canada....
23 September 2016
Tonisity Px - The First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs
ANALYSIS – Here's something new - the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. Tonisity has recently launched its first product in the US and EU, named Tonisity Px. ...
22 September 2016
A New Way to Treat Swine Respiratory Disease - Part 3
GLOBAL - A new product is proving to be efficiant in the treatment of swine respiratory disease (SRD)....
World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United...
21 September 2016
More ASF Reported in Ukrainian Pigs
UKRAINE - Another outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered in domestic pigs....
20 September 2016
Investigation Launched into Latest Manitoba PED Case
CANADA - The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has launched an investigation into the latest confirmed case of PED in Manitoba, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 September 2016
Weekly Overview: Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Bacon by May 2017
ANALYSIS - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
Manitoba Reports Ninth PED Outbreak
CANADA - A ninth case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) has been found in a sow barn in Manitoba....
UK Government Sets Targets for Reducing Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing...
16 September 2016
Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial...
15 September 2016
New Study Confirms Successful LA-MRSA Strategy for Pig Herds
NORWAY - Norway is currently the only country to date to have implemented a "search and destroy" strategy against LA-MRSA among pig herds. Now, a study of the successful strategy has shown that pig farm...
FAO to Host Online China-Focused FMD Emergency Preparation Course
CHINA - An online training course is being organised by EuFMD on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Emergency Preparation over a period of 4 weeks, starting on 21 September 2016....
14 September 2016
Zoetis' Role in Pork Antibiotic Stewardship in the US
ANALYSIS - Zoetis' antibiotic stewardship platform is built on three pillars: advocate, innovate and collaborate. ...
US, Chinese Researchers Study Energy Digestibility in Wheat Bran Fed to Pigs
US - Research conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois collaborating with colleagues at China Agricultural University in Beijing, China, is helping to determine the nutritional value of wheat...
Classical Swine Fever Kills Hundreds in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - An outbreak of classical swine fever has been reported on a pig farm in South Korea....
More ASF Detected in Ukraine
UKRAINE - Two more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms....
13 September 2016
UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been...
 
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