Sep 12, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Race to zero’ not the answer in antibiotics debate
Regulations around the use of antibiotics in feed should not encourage a race to “no antibiotics ever” production systems that could compromise pig welfare, according to a pork-industry...
Aug 10, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pork industry teaming with NAHMS, FDA to score antibiotic use
National Pork Board’s David Pyburn, DVM, talked with Pig Health Today about two initiatives under way to help regulators grade the pork industry’s commitment to responsible antibiotic usage.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Act now to find alternatives to antibiotics, producers told
US hog farmers should take a hard look at their production practices if they are to maintain herd health and manage illness in the face of tougher antibiotics rules, a veterinarian urges.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Practicing precision animal health
Ross Kiehne, DVM, practices what he calls “precision animal health.” “I’m only going to provide the vaccine or antibiotic that’s right for the pig at that time in its life to make it as...
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Technology, veterinary care helping to improve pig health, production on Illinois swine farm
Ness farm pigs get dessert before dinner. The Ness’ production system uses a liquid byproduct from an ice cream manufacturer to supply fat and energy to their pigs’ diet.
Apr 18, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Aureomix S finding its niche, and then some, in new VFD era
Feed medications used for many years to manage common diseases of swine now require a veterinary-client-patient relationship plus a veterinary feed directive (VFD) before they can be administered. ...