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20 November 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Animal Welfare: bringing consumer attitudes to the supply chain
Last week, the Winterbotham Darby Animal Welfare Media Round Table took place in London’s Covent Garden – a bustling agricultural trade centre in its past. The event brought together a number of industry...
08 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Global AASV Research:Oral Fluid Sample Extraction, Shipping
ANALYSIS - Oral fluid sampling is growing in popularity around the world. New research is showing an even easier way to extract and ship the sample. ...
01 November 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Improving Hygienic Conditions One Way to Reduce Antibiotics
ANALYSIS - Reducing the use of antibiotics on-farm doesn't happen in a day. Rather, it's a philosophy change in farm management, according to Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn, professor at the University of Madrid....
30 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom Profession-wide project formed to assess potential impact of Brexit
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) have joined forces with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on a project to assess...
25 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United Kingdom NFU responds to EU Council conclusions on Brexit negotiations
NFU President, Meurig Raymond, said: “With less than a year and a half until our departure from the EU, farmers and growers are fast running out of patience with both parties over the Article 50 negotiations....
Pig Industry News from Global GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals....
18 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Standardizing Diagnostics to Battle Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - A lesson learned from the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in 2013 was that the US swine industry must do a better job at communicating across the industry, and the first step...
10 October 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Onsite Diagnostics at Carthage Veterinary Services Offer Efficient Results
ANALYSIS - Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, recently installed an on-site diagnostic lab to more efficiently service their clients. ...
30 August 2017
Pig Industry News from United States World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety
ANALYSIS - How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants?...
14 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: Hog Slat Launches Upgraded Fan
ANALYSIS - Hog Slat launched an upgraded AirStorm fan at World Pork Expo that increases output by 13.5 per cent and efficiency rates. ...
09 July 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Global Swine Industry Mourns Loss of Glenn Grimes
ANALYSIS - Dr. Glenn Grimes, a economic leader in the global swine industry, died July 2, 2017, at the age of 94. His phenomenal 60-year career included teaching, advising and consulting. ...
27 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Diagnostics Use Increasing Globally to Solve Disease Challenges
ANALYSIS - While diagnostic capabilities differ around the world, Joe Connor, veterinarian with Carthage Veterinary Service in Carthage, Illinois, USA, sees an upturn in the use diagnostic tools globally...
19 June 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Diagnostics Offer Opportunity to Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - At a time when the industry is looking for every opportunity to reduce the use of antibiotics, diagnostics offer a solution....
15 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: PIC Advances Swine Nutrition with Manual, New Tools
ANALYSIS - At PIC, they are providing genetics as well as the technical expertise to producers to help realize the genetic potential at the slat level. One of those areas of technical expertise that PIC...
10 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: Genesus' Jim Long Expects Strong '17 Pig Prices in US, China & EU
ANALYSIS - Jim Long, President and CEO of Genesus Genetics, shares expectations for 2017 pig prices in the US, Canada, Russia, China and the EU, as well as global drivers of the swine industry....
08 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Global World Pork Expo: Infection/Prevention Chain Helps Control PRRS
ANALYSIS - The Infection/Prevention Chain™ concept relies on a simple disease management equation: to control disease producers need to minimize disease exposure and maximize immunity....
17 May 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Study: Economic Ripple Effect of Livestock Operations in Indiana
ANALYSIS - If you've driven through the US state of Indiana, you'll have seen lots of corn and soybean fields. It’s no surprise that it ranks in the top 10 US agricultural states, but what is surprising...
18 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States 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. ...
05 April 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Prescription Vaccines Target Emerging Swine Diseases
ANALYSIS - With the rapid pace of swine pathogen mutation, could prescription vaccines be a strategy to fight these emerging diseases? ...
21 March 2017
Pig Industry News from United States Breeding Herd Reinfection of PRRS Challenges North America
ANALYSIS - Thirty years into Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) in North America, the industry is confident it can get PRRSv out of herds predictably, but the challenge continues to be...
30 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Global Economics of PRRS in Growing Pigs Is Severe for Producers
ANALYSIS - At the North American PRRS Symposium, a key focus was how to control PRRS in growing pigs because the economic impact is exceptionally high for this population of pigs. ...
26 January 2017
Pig Industry News from United States New Biosecurity Research Shared at North American PRRS Symposium
ANALYSIS - Biosecurity was a hot topic at the North American PRRS Symposium held recently in Chicago, and several studies were presented examining disease prevention and new approaches to measure biosecurity...
26 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Japanese Market Sways Pork Organisation to Back Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - Not approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is costing the US cattle industry thousands of dollars every day in lost sales in Japan, according to some industry groups. Rachel Lane reports....
10 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Canada PEDV: Not If, But When for Canada
ANALYSIS - For several years, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) has been a focus for Canadian veterinarians as they awaited its movement across the US-Canadian border. ...
06 October 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Vaccination Is Solution for Ileitis, Antibiotic Stewardship
ANALYSIS - The growing global demand for antibiotic justification and stewardship has MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) turning to prevention options rather than treatment,...
23 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Tonisity Px - The First Isotonic Protein Drink for Pigs
ANALYSIS – Here's something new - the first isotonic protein drink for pigs. Tonisity has recently launched its first product in the US and EU, named Tonisity Px. ...
14 September 2016
Pig Industry News from United States Zoetis' Role in Pork Antibiotic Stewardship in the US
ANALYSIS - Zoetis' antibiotic stewardship platform is built on three pillars: advocate, innovate and collaborate. ...
12 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: New Multi-Million Pound Project to Examine Resilience of the UK Pig Industry
ANALYSIS - Scientists at the University of Lincoln are to lead the most comprehensive study of the UK pig industry ever conducted....
05 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Weekly Overview: Antibiotic-Resistant E. coli Found in UK Supermarket Pork
ANALYSIS - New research has found 24 per cent of chicken and pork samples tested positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level...
30 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Global Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
 
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