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Pig Industry News By Category: Antibiotic
16 May 2018
UK pig industry halves antibiotic usage in two years
Industry leaders have welcomed latest figures which show the pig industry reduced antibiotic usage in the UK by 28 per cent in 2017, bringing the total reduction in two years to more than 50 percent...
09 May 2018
Maximising colostrum intake at birth improves finishing performance
Pig Health Today discuss how colostrum intake can impact upon finishing performance and how to increase colostrum intake....
08 May 2018
Thermo Fisher Scientific research advances PRRS and PED diagnostics
Thermo Fisher Scientific presents results at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM)...
04 May 2018
Five million Coliprotec doses sold
Prevtec Microbia Inc. (“Prevtec”) is pleased to announce that five million doses of its bivalent vaccine Coliprotec® F4/F18 have been sold in the European Union (EU) since its commercial market authorisation...
26 April 2018
Nuscience launches next phase of Biotica innovation drive for Canadian market
CALGARY, ALBERTA — New speciality market approval, scientific forum discussion and broadened adoption are all rapidly taking shape for the Nuscience elite level feed technology platform in Canada, available...
23 April 2018
What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?
Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority. ...
19 April 2018
Less and better meat for the future of the industry
A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably. ...
18 April 2018
Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour are set to lose customers over poor pig welfare
World Animal Protection is calling for household names such as Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour to source its pork from high-welfare farms, or to risk losing customers. ...
16 April 2018
Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibiotics
Iowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule....
09 April 2018
Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?
With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an overhaul,...
02 April 2018
Prebiotics and probiotics boost pig growth and health
Abstract: Dr Fausto Solis de los Santos discusses the use of prebiotics and probiotics in enhancing the gastrointestinal tracts of pigs to encourage more efficient feed conversion. ...
20 March 2018
More planning required for feed medications in new VFD era
Planning, paperwork and prevention are the priorities on hog farms in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), which came onto the scene in January...
14 March 2018
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
Prof. Paolo Martelli, DVM, Diplomate ECPHM, President of the ECPHM, Full Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Parma University, Italy, outlines how to achieve swine herd immunity based on recent...
08 March 2018
Vaccination strategies in the context of antibiotic reduction
The concept of One Health represents very new terminology, but there is nothing new about the interaction between animals, humans and the environment. The interactions between these three areas are increasingly...
05 March 2018
Get ready for change at the British Pig & Poultry Fair
Farmers face a lot of uncertainty in the coming years, but armed with the best advice from the industry’s top leaders they will be able to make the most of any opportunities which lie ahead...
01 March 2018
Topigs Norsvin implements PRRS resistance in breeding value estimation
Topigs Norsvin has recently implemented selection for increased natural resistance to PRRS by using the WUR SNP in breeding value estimation. ...
28 February 2018
Alternatives to antibiotics offer opportunities
A veterinarian with South West Ontario Veterinary Services says, as livestock producers move to reduce their use of antibiotics, they will be looking to a range of alternative methods for preventing and...
27 February 2018
Dee: Both pigs and caregivers suffered in antibiotic-free study
A study looking at how PRRS-challenged pigs performed in antibiotic-free production systems needed to be stopped for welfare reasons so the pigs could be treated with antibiotics, according to Scott Dee,...
13 February 2018
Good nutrition key to antibiotic reduction
Farmers must utilise alternative treatments and good nutrition to protect the future of critically important antibiotics, according to speakers at a recent farm seminar....
12 February 2018
PigSustain: assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry
In an interview with The Pig Site, Dr Mary Friel, Leeds University, discusses how the PigSustain initiative is assessing the resilience of the UK pig industry to ensure it is prepared for the future....
09 February 2018
Thailand's journey to be responsible antimicrobial users
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a term we are hearing more and more, and it poses a significant threat to your life...
08 February 2018
NPA speaks out over sustainable antibiotic use claims
NPA chief executive, Zoe Davies, spoke out publicly against Lord Jim O’Neill after he claimed the NPA was discouraging reduced antibiotic use within the pig sector....
26 January 2018
Alternative to antibiotics gives piglets a boost
USDA reports about the ARS scientists that are studying a natural supplement as a possible alternative to antibiotics for promoting pig health and growth....
23 January 2018
BVA’s seven farm assurance principles
To assist members of the veterinary profession and public to better understand farm assurance schemes on the basis of animal health and welfare, the British Veterinary Association has developed a farm...
22 January 2018
#ColostrumIsGold campaign to slash antibiotic use
UK cattle, sheep and pig sectors are teaming up during February to promote the ‘liquid gold’ properties of colostrum in reducing the need for antibiotics in farm animals and improving their lifetime...
17 January 2018
In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basis
Adjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still available under veterinarian supervision for prevention and treatment of a specific...
08 January 2018
Porcozin: the backpack disinfectant treating diarrhoea in pigs
A motorised backpack sprayer disinfectant, Porcozin, is effective against diarrhoea in three out of four litters....
05 January 2018
Farmers encouraged to look beyond antibiotics
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) is today asking farmers to look beyond antibiotics at a fringe event during the Oxford Farming Conference....
02 January 2018
Nutriad hosts seminars on AGP alternatives in Malaysia
Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, together with its’ local distribution partner Pahang Pharmacy, hosted a series of technical seminars on Antibiotic Growth Promoter Alternatives and Mycotoxin...
22 December 2017
The best of The Pig Site 2017: African swine fever
Continuing in The Pig Site’s rundown of the best articles of 2017, today…...
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