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14 November 2014
Australian Vets Call for Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIA – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA)....
13 November 2014
Fibre in Sow Diets Expected to Improve Piglet Performance
CANADA - Researchers with the Prairie Swine Centre are exploring the benefits of including soluble fibre in the diets of sows to improve the productivity of her piglets, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Research into New Pig Influenza Virus
US - Two South Dakota State University researchers will examine a new influenza virus that affects cattle and pigs through a two-year, $393,530 National Institutes of Health grant....
PIC China's 2014 Symposium Maps Future
CHINA - The 2014 PIC Symposium which was held on 19 and 20 of October, in the city of Xi’an, China, was acclaimed a great success by the more than 250 representatives from top Chinese producers and integrators...
12 November 2014
New Study on Animal Welfare Legislation
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
Is Your Pig Getting Enough Water?
UK - Despite providing enough drinkers – often exceeding the official recommendations – some pigs still do not get sufficient water, says ARM Buildings....
11 November 2014
£20.5 Million to Combat Global Animal Disease
UK - A £20.5 million programme of research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans has been funded by six UK partners....
Herd Expansion Triggered by Increased Pork Profitability
US & CANADA - The director of risk management with h@ms Marketing Services warns continued profitability within the North American pork industry is likely to trigger an expansion of production, writes...
10 November 2014
Research into Reducing Biting Behaviour
NETHERLANDS - “Pigs selected on indirect genetic effects for growth display less biting behaviour,” concluded Irene Camerlink after researching Indirect Genetic Effects. ...
Researchers Hope to Boost Piglet Performance by Increasing Sow Milk Production
CANADA - Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc is expected to boost the productive performance of baby pigs by increasing the volume and quality of the milk produced by their mothers,...
Farmers Hiding African Swine Fever Infected Pigs in Zambia
ZAMBIA - Lusaka government says the resurgence of African swine fever (ASF) in Lusaka is due to some farmers hiding their infected pigs during the slaughtering exercise....
07 November 2014
UK-designed Farrowing Pen Attracts Worldwide Interest
UK - A pioneering pig birthing pen designed and created by a Staffordshire farmer is now being sold across the globe, it has been revealed. ...
06 November 2014
Finnish Study Finds Good Pig Welfare Brings Economic Benefits
FINLAND - A new study from the University of Helsinki shows that improving animal welfare can have a beneficial impact on sow productivity through an increase in piglets born alive and a shorter farrowing...
Pig Welfare Researcher Features in Smithfield Sustainability Stories
US - Smithfield Foods is continuing its 'Sustainability Stories' web series with a look at animal care with its latest feature on a young leader in animal welfare....
04 November 2014
Study Reveals Differences in Animal Welfare Training across Europe
EU - According to a new study, the main differences in farm animal welfare education across Europe seem to be in the reduced number of hours of education, less interactive teaching and fewer courses in...
03 November 2014
Supports for Canada's National Swine Health Surveillance Program
CANADA - The Western Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians has committed its support to the continued operation of Canada's national swine health surveillance program, writes Bruce Cochrane....
30 October 2014
Amendments to the Certificate of Competence in Pig Husbandry
UK - The Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been overhauled to make it even more practical and relevant to everyday production....
29 October 2014
African Swine Fever Detected in Wild Boar in Estonia
ESTONIA - There has been one new outbreak of African Swine Fever reported and confirmed in the Vorumaa region of Estonia. ...
28 October 2014
New CEO Joins National Office of Animal Health
UK - The NOAH Board is delighted to announce that Dawn Howard will be taking over from Phil Sketchley as CEO from November 11 2014....
21 October 2014
New Investment into Feed Enzyme Research in Canada
CANADA - Concordia researcher Adrian Tsang is awarded Genomic Applications Partnership Program funds to develop and commercialise a next-generation enzyme supplement....
20 October 2014
Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate to undertake a three-year programme of...
15 October 2014
AHVLA Report: Klebsiella Mastitis in Sows in August 2014
UK - The Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) has looked into outbreaks of reproductive failure due to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, the first Klebsiella pneumoniae septicaemia...
10 October 2014
Zagreb Symposium to Address Food Animal Welfare around Slaughter
CROATIA - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is holding its 'International Symposium 2015: Recent Advances II' on food animal welfare during transport, marketing and slaughter in Zagreb on 16 and 17...
08 October 2014
Upcoming Meeting on Animal Welfare at End of Life
US - The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will host the 'Humane Endings' symposium on the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals near Chicago on 3 to 5 November 2014....
07 October 2014
New Hog Movement Reporting Requirements in Canada
CANADA - New requirements for the mandatory reporting of all movements of live hogs within Canada took effect 1 July, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Risks Associated with Feral Wild Boar
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities says the public needs to be made more aware of the potential risks posed by feral wild boar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
03 October 2014
European Livestock Sector Collaborates on Sustainable Development
DENMARK - Research in technology and biology provides new development opportunities for European livestock farming, delegates to the recent European Association of Animal Production (EAAP) conference heard...
South African Retail Chain Commits to Sow Stall-free Supply Chain
SOUTH AFRICA - The country's second largest supermarket chain - Pick n Pay - has committed to source all of its pork from farmers who do not use sow stalls by December 2016, according to Compassion in...
02 October 2014
Zoetis Announces Recipients of Honouring Caregivers Award
US - Zoetis is honouring five exemplary pig caregivers - selected from more than 130 nominations - for their contributions to the pork industry with the Honoring Caregivers Award....
01 October 2014
Calls for Transparency on Responsible Use of Antibiotics
THE NETHERLANDS - As global experts come together at the 3rd International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Amsterdam, the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH) reinforces its...
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