News and Innovations in Swine Health
Clean up PED in finisher units to reduce threat to sow herd
News from VMC/PLS
After 2 years of limited porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) activity, four sow farms recently broke with PED in southwest Minnesota. The disease that caused major devastation in the hog industry 2 to 4 years ago remained quiet in this area until now.
Don’t get complacent with PCV2 protection
Vaccines for porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) currently do an adequate job of cross protecting against new genotypes of the virus, but swine veterinarians and producers shouldn’t let their guard down.
Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?
Each year, heat stress costs US pig farmers about $900 million in revenues — about twice the amount lost as a result of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
The big imposter: Senecavirus A prompts frequent false alarms at Minnesota po...
Employees at the Hormel pork-processing plant in Austin, Minn., well understand the drill for a foreign animal disease (FAD) investigation.
The eve of disruption: How changes in retail and consumer trends might affect...
In this special report, Pig Health Today looks at disruptions in the consumer and retail landscapes and how they could forever change the US pork industry and the way pigs are raised.