Author Archive: PGT Editor
Oct 17, 2018PGT EditorComments Off on Five steps to better Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae controlFor pig producers and veterinarians, the health and economic impact of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is clear. In the US, enzootic pneumonia caused by M. hyo is considered one of the “big three”...
Aug 03, 2018PGT EditorComments Off on Training staff to spot sick pigs early leads to higher performance, lower mortalityPig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork.
Dec 05, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Build up winter housing defenses to ward off diseaseOptimizing pig sheds is vital for maintaining herd health, but in the winter months, getting the environment right is especially important in warding off illness.
May 18, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Boar taint vaccination: Plus points for an ‘entire’ marketFor years, Britain has boasted some of the world’s highest standards of pig welfare. But as continental Europe moves to ban surgical castration, the UK’s “castration-free” status may no...
May 15, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Demonstration farm helping pork industry see benefits of pig-castration alternativeA group of 250 intact male piglets arrives at the demonstration farm ready to be the face of a new type of pork production.
May 10, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on VFD requirements for feed mills: Not as simple as A, B, CPart 4 of an exclusive interview with William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science and policy for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, on the new VFD that took effect Jan. 1, 2017.
May 02, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Four strategies for managing piglet diarrheaNutrition, commercial vaccines, good hygiene and immunity of piglets through colostral transfer are four key strategies in managing piglet neonatal and peri-weaning diarrhea.
May 02, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Using diagnostics to optimize PCV2 vaccinationBy Don McDermid, DVM, Swine Veterinary Services Manager, Zoetis, Kirkland, Quebec, Canada
May 02, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on It’s cold outside. Have you PRRS-proofed your herds?Cold weather means closer confinement and a greater risk of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv). A leading PRRS expert recommends ways to keep this common and costly disease...
May 01, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Italian meat company balances tradition, quality with need for greater sustainabilityA century-old salumi maker says sustainable and welfare-friendly processes are key to keeping its traditional products relevant to today’s consumers.