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25 May 2017
Minister Says Pakistan Values Partnership with OIE for Livestock Development
FRANCE - Pakistan greatly values its partnership with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) for its livestock development, disease control and overall poverty alleviation....
Key Challenge When Using Thermal Assisted Drying, Decontamination
CANADA - A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says the biggest challenge, when using heat to kill diseases causing pathogens in swine transport trailers, is ensuring all surfaces reach...
24 May 2017
Research Demonstrates Value of Enrichment
CANADA - A research Scientist Ethology with the Prairie Swine Centre says studies are showing that enriching the living environment of pigs improves productivity at all stages of growth, Bruce Cochrane...
PigTrace Canada Encourages Greater Use of PigTrace Data
CANADA - PigTrace Canada is encouraging swine health officials to make wider use of PigTrace data when tracking swine disease outbreaks, writes Bruce Cochrane....
23 May 2017
Fifth PED Case Prompts Call for Pork Industry Stakeholders to Minimise Movements
CANADA - Manitoba Pork is encouraging pork producers and their service providers to step up their attention to biosecurity in the wake of the latest confirmed case of PED, writes Bruce Cochrane....
22 May 2017
Series of PED Prompt Regional Approach to Biosecurity
CANADA - In response to a series of PED outbreaks in Manitoba, swine health officials are encouraging minimal animal movement and limited contact with swine operations in the affected area, writes Bruce...
18 May 2017
Tiny Bubbles Help Heal Broken Bones in Pigs
US - Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalization, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with...
17 May 2017
Farmers Commit to Scottish Pig Health Charter
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish pig farmers have united in their commitment to animal health and welfare by signing up to the Scottish Pig Health Charter....
Joint Canada-US Initiative Aims to Improve Transport Biosecurity, Biocontainment
US & CANADA - The Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Centre says a joint Canada-US imitative aimed at addressing biosecurity and biocontainment issues at points of high concentrations of...
16 May 2017
Ways to Deactivate Pathogens in Swine Transport Vehicles
CANADA - A Graduate Student with the University of Saskatchewan says Thermal Assisted Drying and Decontamination is proving to be effective in deactivating pathogens in swine transport trailers but it...
11 May 2017
Further Delay of Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule Opposed
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is delaying the effective date of the rule published on 19 January 2017, for an additional six months to 14 November 2017,...
09 May 2017
Improved Canola Varieties, Processing Techniques Boost Value of Canola Meal in Swine Rations
CANADA - A Professor with the University of Manitoba suggests improved canola varieties and modern processing techniques have made canola meal a much more viable source of protein for nursery pig rations,...
08 May 2017
Code Changes Impact Approach to Piglet Management
CANADA - A Research Scientist with the Prairie Swine Centre says changes to Canada's Pig Code of Practice have resulted in changes to the timing of processing procedures for newly born piglets, writes...
Heightened Biosecurity Encouraged in Wake of Latest PED Case
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer is calling for heightened biosecurity in the wake of Manitoba's latest case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, Bruce Cochrane reports....
05 May 2017
Quick ID, Response Limits Risk for Potential for Spread of PED
CANADA - Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer says quick action in identifying the province's latest case of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea will help limit any potential for neighboring farms to become infected,...
03 May 2017
High Fibre Diets Offer Reduced Costs, Health Benefits
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says, by using strategies to improve the digestibility of fibre, pork producers can mitigate the negative aspects of ration formulations containing high...
28 April 2017
IFA Meets Department on Regional Vet Labs
IRELAND - Meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the current Regional Veterinary Laboratory structure is recognised internationally as the optimum...
27 April 2017
Effective Vaccination Programmes Offer Excellent Payback
CANADA - A Territory Manager with Zoetis says the payback on an effective vaccination programme can range from two to one to as much as seven to one, Bruce Cochrane writes....
New Programme Keeps Pace with Competition
CANADA - The Manager of Quality Assurance and Animal Care Programmes with Manitoba Pork says Canada's new on farm pork quality and animal welfare assurance programme matches and exceeds those being offered...
26 April 2017
Allflex Promotes Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager
US - Allflex USA, part of the Allflex Group, global leader in animal identification and traceability systems, today announced the promotion of Chuck Rogers to Northwest Regional Manager. ...
Enzymes, Processing Can Increase Digestibility of Fibre Boosting Positive Nutritional Effects
CANADA - A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says the use of enzymes or various processing methods can allow pork producers to capture the benefits of increasing levels of fibre in swine diets while...
25 April 2017
APHIS: New Animal Welfare Inspection Reports
US - APHIS is posting Animal Welfare inspection reports involving business entities that occurred after the Agency restricted the public’s access to the search tool for the Animal Care Inspection System...
South West Spring Regional to Continue Antibiotic Focus
UK - The final NPA spring regional meeting, which takes place in Exeter on Tuesday night, will continue the focus on antiobiotics, reports NPA's Alistair Driver. ...
Higher Canola Meal Inclusion Offers to Reduce Costs of Lactating Sow Diets
CANADA - Research conducted by the University of Manitoba suggests pork producers can reduce feed costs by including canola meal at higher levels in the diets of lactating sows, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 April 2017
Feed Research Centre Develops Feed Processing Method for Straw
CANADA - The Canadian Feed Research Centre has developed an experimental puck shaped straw fibre based feed supplement for gestating sows housed in groups, writes Bruce Cochrane....
18 April 2017
What Can Big Data Do for the Swine Industry?
ANALYSIS - Big data is a hot topic in agriculture, and it's no stranger to the swine industry. Researchers are identifying how to apply big data and modeling to improve swine health in North America. ...
New Bacon Range Launching at Taste of Grampian
SCOTLAND, UK - Visitors to this year’s Taste of Grampian food and drink festival at Thainstone on 3 June will have the opportunity to sample two exciting new bacon products which will be officially launched...
17 April 2017
Compliance with Mandatory Swine Movement Reporting Continues to Build
CANADA - The Manager of PigTrace Canada reports compliance with mandatory swine movement reporting continues to build, according to Bruce Cochrane....
12 April 2017
SPC Can Replace Animal Proteins in Weanling Pig Diets
US - Plant-derived proteins are less expensive than animal proteins if used in weanling pig diets, but may contain anti-nutritional factors that can negatively affect gut health and growth performance....
11 April 2017
CPC Addresses Climate Change with Senate Committee
CANADA - The Canadian Pork Council was in Ottawa to address the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry about its study on the potential impact of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food...
 
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