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15 February 2018
Saker ShopRites, Inc. recalls empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen
Saker ShopRites, Inc, a Linden, NJ. establishment, is recalling approximately 19,757 pounds of pork and chicken empanadas due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the US Department of Agriculture’s...
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
Farmers of Zambia compensated for swine fever losses
More than K50 million has been made available for Zambia’s pig farmers to help in compensating for the huge livestock losses that they have faced with the recent outbreaks of African swine fever....
07 February 2018
Role of Diagnostics for Investigating PCV2
ANALYSIS - Eduardo Fano, FLEX Technical Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim, speaks about the role diagnostics play when investigating PCV2, also in vaccinated populations....
Rodenticide resistance on the rise
Just when farmers are getting the hang of rodenticide stewardship rules, introduced mid-2016, a new study by Reading University confirms that rats in some parts of the country are resistant to some of...
06 February 2018
PigPass: Australia’s answer for pork reporting
To continuously improve upon the country’s reputation for delivering high quality and safe pork products, Australia has revamped its national pork reporting in the form of PigPass....
05 February 2018
US opens up to pork imports from whole of Mexico
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined Mexico to be free from classical swine fever, and has therefore retracted controls on imports of pork meat and pork-containing products from the country....
26 January 2018
Environment Agency urged to delay charge proposals following consultation
The NFU is urging the Environment Agency to delay the introduction of changes to its charging regimes which could see significant increased costs for farming businesses....
24 January 2018
Virkon S effective for African Swine Fever biosecurity
LANXESS offers swine producers a proven disinfectant for preventative farm biosecurity and control measures with Virkon S....
19 January 2018
Progress for Manitoba in PED elimination
Manitoba Pork is pleased to report that continued efforts on PED elimination are seeing results. ...
17 January 2018
Germany’s farmers call for wild boar cull
The German Farmers’ Association have called for 70% of the country’s wild boar population to be culled in a strategy to halt disease escalation....
15 January 2018
APHIS gives Mexico the all-clear
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is recognising Mexico as free of classical swine fever, meaning controlled import of swine and swine products...
08 January 2018
NA PRRS Symposium highlights include diagnostics, epidemiology
ANALYSIS - Dr. Jens Kjaer, director of technical marketing with Boehringer Ingelheim, highlights technical topics covered at the Saturday morning session of the North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago...
Porcozin: the backpack disinfectant treating diarrhoea in pigs
A motorised backpack sprayer disinfectant, Porcozin, is effective against diarrhoea in three out of four litters....
04 January 2018
Combatting PRRSV: the new oral fluid IgM-IgA ELISA
Swine producers and veterinarians need both nucleic acid- and antibody-based tests to monitor PRRSV. PRRSV RT-PCR reflects virus circulation at the time of sample collection, whereas antibodies reveal...
02 January 2018
Red Tractor founder awarded CBE in New Year Honours list
David Clarke, a founding member of Red Tractor Assurance, has been honoured with a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours. ...
22 December 2017
PED cases subsiding in Manitoba
The Office of Manitoba's Chief Veterinary Officer has reported that cases of PED are under control - Manitoba could be rid of the disease in the near future....
ASF warning for catering businesses
Food businesses which supply human food repurposed as animal feed are being reminded to comply with Hygiene Regulations to prevent outbreaks of disease such as African swine fever, following the arrival...
21 December 2017
H2Ozone’s AgriSafe helps improve farm profitability and reduces mortality
Test results of H2Ozone’s AgriSafe water purifying technology have shown a 10% improvement in profit margin and reduced mortality rates for poultry growers and are showing positive results in piggeries....
14 December 2017
Best of The Pig Site 2017: Mycotoxin management
Next up in the rundown of 2017's best articles......
13 December 2017
FDA report on antibiotics validates work by US pig farmers
America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. ...
11 December 2017
ASF in Russia’s largest pork producer
The epidemic of African swine fever in Russia continues to gain momentum, spreading to new regions of the country....
05 December 2017
AgriLabs® develops master seeds for adenovirus vectored Foot and Mouth Disease vaccines
ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI –AgriLabs® yesterday announced that it has developed a set of master seeds for a replication-deficient human adenovirus vector that expresses select genes for several different...
04 December 2017
Canada can recommence exports to Argentina
Canadian Minister of Agriculture, Lawrence MacAulay, and Argentine Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, announced last week that market access for Canadian pork exports to Argentina...
27 November 2017
New cases of African swine fever in Poland
With new cases of African swine fever emerging throughout Eastern and Central Europe this year, including the recent cases identified in Poland, how close are we to further outbreaks in denser domestic...
23 November 2017
Secure Pork Supply plan: protecting your herd
The US hasn’t encountered a foreign animal disease for decades, but it remains a lingering and serious risk as long as countries throughout the world are dealing with foot-and-mouth disease, classical...
22 November 2017
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?
MINI SERIES part 1 - Three weeks on from the NOAH conference: ‘Brexit – what’s the future for animal health?’, reflecting on the words of politicians, veterinarians and veterinary-associates, and...
Brexit – what’s the future for animal health? Part 4
MINI SERIES part 4 – Opportunities: securing our future. Julie Girling MEP, Nick von Westenholz, Professor Janet Bainbridge and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick discuss the opportunities for innovation, trade,...
 
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