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08 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States FAD expert fields questions of ASF diagnostic preparedness, surveillance and response
Effectively addressing a foreign animal diseases (FAD) such as African swine fever (ASF) will take a unified effort between the US pork industry and the local, state and federal government if the deadly...
Pig Industry News from United States Ileitis: Is it possible to control in baby pigs without antibiotics?
Ileitis may be a ubiquitous disease in grow-finish pigs, but with changes in on-farm antibiotic use it could become a new, more common challenge in the nursery period....
07 November 2018
Pig Industry News from United States See it, do it, teach it: Veterinarian offers tips for caregiver training
When you give someone something to read, the expressed competency level is about 10%. When you talk to them on the phone, it’s only 20%....
31 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 17 years of detective work, shared experiences helping pork industry get ahead of PRRS
The evolution of knowledge about porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is now enabling pork producers and their veterinarians to make headway combating this difficult and costly disease....
29 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: Food scientists speak up
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and...
Pig Industry News from United States Tails or testicles: Which are better for PRRSV monitoring?
Pooled serum samples are a common method to monitor porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PPRSV) in piglets. But this typically involves a limited number of samples, which reduces the sensitivity...
25 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Taking ownership of your career development
An editorial by Roxanne Lagano Chief HR Officer at Zoetis...
23 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Quarantine window for feed ingredients may reduce hog disease risk
Foreign animal diseases (FAD) are top of mind as the ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have raised the stakes to implement new practices designed to minimise...
22 October 2018
Pig Industry News from European Union Castration rule change a chance for Europe’s producers to get ‘smarter, faster’
Changes to rules around pig castration in Europe should be viewed as an opportunity to improve welfare and efficiencies rather than a problem producers need to overcome, says pig health expert...
12 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Strep suis resurfacing to challenge high-health herds
What’s old is new again — or at least that’s what some high-health herds are finding with Streptococcus suis (Strep suis)...
03 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Good data key to making sound PRRS decisions
Implementing metrics and utilising predictive analytics can help pork producers improve their management of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), said Jose Angulo, DVM, a PRRS specialist...
02 October 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Locking out PDCOV requires attention to biosecurity detail
Porcine delta coronavirus (PDCOV) may not be as devastating as its relative, porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV), but the negative impact on production is motivation enough to work to lock it out of...
27 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Pavlovic: Today’s PED outbreaks may be mild but still hurt profitability
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus may not be as devastating to hogs today as it was a few years ago, but it still damages the bottom line, according to Lynn Pavlovic, DVM, Iowa Select Farms....
12 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Dee: African swine fever outbreak in China major threat to US pork
News that China broke with African swine fever (ASF) generated great concern for many in the US swine industry, including Scott Dee, DVM, Pipestone Veterinary Services....
11 September 2018
Pig Industry News from United States New 5-Quart presentation of Triamulox™ liquid concentrate eases medication storage, handling for pork producers
A water-soluble antibiotic used widely in the pork industry to treat herds for respiratory and enteric disease is now available in a five-quart bottle for easier storage and handling with less waste....
31 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Tips for proper selection of cleaning, disinfection products
Proper cleaning and disinfection are requisites to achieving effective disease prevention and world-class swine production. Unfortunately, I’ve found some swine operations occasionally cut corners in...
24 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 'We’ve almost forgotten that boars just perform better'
Larry Rueff, DVM, is a big believer in immunocastration. Ever since the swine veterinarian from Greensburg, IN, stopped physically castrating some of his pigs 4 years ago, and started using a protein compound...
23 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Building a better understanding of biosecurity and PRRS risks
At the center of any biosecurity program is the goal of preventing pathogens or diseases from entering and infecting a swine herd. Perhaps no disease has challenged producers and veterinarians as dramatically...
17 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Tips for successful oral-fluid sampling for PRRSV
Oral-fluid sampling is an easy way to detect porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) or track changes in PRRSV infections in populations — and it can optimize your survey efforts...
Pig Industry News from United States What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
For pork producers, that used to mean adding an antibiotic to the grower-finisher rations or, at the very least, pulse feeding a medication at 7-day intervals to keep the seasonal bugs at bay....
14 August 2018
Pig Industry News from United States PCV3: A challenge independent from PCV2
Anyone involved in raising pigs is aware of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), but new on the scene is porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3). Although the two viruses are both circular DNA viruses in the same...
07 August 2018
Pig Industry News from Global What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
Seasonal changes traditionally bring fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, flare-ups of respiratory and enteric disease in swine herds...
05 August 2018
Pig Industry News from China First ASF case reaches China
China has encountered its first case of African Swine Fever (ASF), according to reports from animal health officials in the country....
24 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States PCR falls short in monitoring PRRSV transport biosecurity
Transport biosecurity is a growing priority as evidence shows that contaminated livestock trailers are a significant risk in spreading viruses between herds. But reliable tests to confirm biosecurity compliance...
19 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Processing fluids helping to fine tune diagnostics in swine herds thought to be PRRS-negative
Collecting aggregate samples of processing fluids during tail docking and castration is proving to be an excellent way to monitor herds for porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS) virus, Will...
Pig Industry News from United States Pay more attention to your sow herd’s lifeline
One of the most important yet often overlooked segments of the sow herd is the gilt-developer unit. Gilts are the lifeline of a sow herd, and their quality often predicts the future production of the entire...
18 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States 2018 Leman Conference features ‘science-based solutions’ for pork production
Nearly a thousand swine veterinarians, producers and industry leaders from the US and 20 other countries are expected to attend the 2018 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, Sept. 15-18....
12 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States The big imposter: Senecavirus A prompts frequent false alarms at Minnesota pork plant
Employees at the Hormel pork-processing plant in Austin, Minn., well understand the drill for a foreign animal disease (FAD) investigation....
02 July 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survival
Piglet survival sets the stage for a hog system’s success. Two midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing....
27 June 2018
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis adds monovalent swine vaccine with two PCV2 genotypes
Fostera® Gold PCV provides broadest antigenic coverage against evolving virus...
 
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