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23 January 2017
Copper is Essential for Piglet Performance
GLOBAL - The weaning process is a stressful one for piglets. A new environment, penmates and feed source can all impact their feed intake and growth potential. ...
Feeding Sows for Successful Offspring
GLOBAL - The swine industry has made great strides in swine reproduction; most specifically in the areas of increased litter size, increased milk production and improvements in productivity traits, writes...
Modifying Ramps to Load Pigs Reduces Stress During Transport
CANADA - A Meat Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says, decreasing the slope of the ramps used to load pigs onto trailers will decrease their risk of fatigue and possible death during transport,...
20 January 2017
Research Suggests Healthy Gut Bacteria Can Be Transferred From Pig to Pig
CANADA - A scientist with the University of Alberta says research suggests microorganisms in the guts of pigs that help ward off disease can be transferred to other pigs to improve their health, writes...
Minimum Space Rules Set to Ensure US Organic Livestock Welfare
US - New rules have been announced in Washington that clarify production requirements for organic meat and poultry, which lawmakers hope will align the rules more closely with what customers already expect...
18 January 2017
Saskatchewan to Implement New Regulations for Livestock Premises Identification
CANADA - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) programme, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases...
16 January 2017
Ukraine Reports Further ASF Outbreaks
UKRAINE - Three further outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on large farms in southern Ukraine....
Diagnostic Breakthrough Made in Cause for 'Shaking Piglets'
AUSTRIA - Cases of newborn "shaking piglets" have been reported since the 1920s both in Europe and abroad. Yet an additional cause for these congenital tremors has so far eluded researchers. A previously...
Weekly Overview: Researchers Find Virus Responsible for 'Shaking Piglets'
GLOBAL - Researchers at the University Clinic for Swine, the Institute of Virology, and the Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine at Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria have made a breakthrough...
13 January 2017
More ASF Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been discovered on a farm in eastern Ukraine....
12 January 2017
Farmers, Smallholders Warned Not to Feed Kitchen Scraps to Animals
UK - The Animal and Plant Health Agency is warning farmers and smallholders not to feed catering or kitchen waste to livestock such as pigs and poultry, even if they are being kept as pets....
11 January 2017
Reduce PRRS, Improve Health With Vaccination Programme Change
NETHERLANDS - A change in vaccination programme has been shown to help improve health and reduce PRRS on farms in the Netherlands....
95% Pig Farmers Ready for Compliance with New Antibiotic Rules
US - US pig farmers are not only well aware of new federal rules for on-farm antibiotic use, but already are complying. In a survey conducted by the National Pork Board in November, 95 per cent of pig...
10 January 2017
PCV2 Vaccination Beneficial to Piglet Health
NETHERLANDS - Is is almost always beneficial to vaccinate pigs with the CIRCOVAC vaccination, even when only low clinical symptoms are observed, explained a veterinarian working in the Netherlands....
Fostera® PCV MH Now Offers Increased Duration of Immunity
US - Latest study demonstrates at least 23 weeks DOI against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae....
09 January 2017
New Field Guide for Slat Repair and Replacement Now Available
GLOBAL - Hog Slat Inc. has teamed up with Vanberg Specialized Coatings and Altenburg Construction to produce a working guide for swine producers covering the repair and replacement of concrete slats. ...
Research Shows Less Than 50 Per Cent of Piglets Consume Creep Feed
CANADA - It is known that providing pre-wean piglets with creep feed can ease the transition from an all milk diet, to an all solids diet. However, research has shown that less than 50 per cent of piglets...
05 January 2017
The Ins and Outs of the New Veterinary Feed Directive
GLOBAL - In an exclusive, candid, 90-minute interview with editors from the VFD News Centers and Poultry Health Today, William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science and policy for FDA’s Center...
04 January 2017
CIRCOVAC Found to Protect Piglets Against PCV2d
GLOBAL - The new PCV2d variant of the Porcine Circovirus is an emerging virus that has been associated with vaccine failure....
03 January 2017
Targets Task Force Co-ordinates Antibiotic Reduction in Farming
UK - A new ‘Targets Task Force’ has met for the first time to discuss how meaningful objectives to reduce, refine and replace antibiotic use in all UK livestock sectors can be identified....
30 December 2016
More ASF Reported in Ukraine
UKRAINE - Two more outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported on pig farms in Ukraine....
Return to Moderate Winter Weather Makes Biosecurity Easier
CANADA - The Veterinary Counsel with the Canadian Pork Council says the return to more moderate winter temperatures is making efforts to maintain biosecurity to contain the risk of spreading Porcine Epidemic...
23 December 2016
Research Studies Importance of Threonine:Lysine Ratio in Pig Diets
US - To optimise performance in growing pigs, it is important to feed not only enough protein, but the right balance of amino acids. Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the...
ASF Prevention Regulations Causing Pork Shortage in Northern Cameroon
CAMEROON - The African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic that began in mid-May 2016 continues to decimate livestock in some areas of Cameroon, writes Jean Armand Bokally Dande....
Ukraine Reports New Outbreak of ASF
UKRAINE - A new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a pig farm in Rudnya-Horodysche, Zhitomir....
ASF Reported on More Russian Pig Farms
RUSSIA - African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported on a further two pig farms....
Combined CIRCOVAC+SPRINTVAC Vaccine Does Not Reduce Efficacy
FRANCE - Combining vaccines often brings convenience but at the cost of efficacy....
22 December 2016
Researchers Recommend New Pig Feed-Particle Size Analysis Method
US - There’s a big difference between coarse grind and fine grind, and it’s not just in our morning coffee. When it comes to grinding grain for livestock feed, especially swine, digestibility and efficiency...
21 December 2016
Welsh Government Recommends CCTV Not Mandatory in Slaughterhouses
WALES, UK - Vets have expressed their disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government that recommends CCTV should not be mandatory in slaughterhouses in Wales....
EU Declaration to Phase Out Pig Castration is Behind Schedule
EU - A European declaration to end surgical castration of farmed pigs is far from being met according to research due to be published in the journal Porcine Health Management....
 
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