Author Archive: PGT Editor
Apr 27, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Castration also hurts the bottom line in pig productionA new study from Spain shows that surgical castration leads to higher mortalities and lower weaning weights in male piglets — and as a result, diminished economic returns.
Apr 26, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Responsible use of antibiotics: Understanding the veterinary feed directiveInformative webinar explains the VFD and the responsibilities of veterinarians, feed mills and producers.
Mar 15, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on French pork producer focuses on sustainability to meet evolving consumer demandsIn a country world-famous for its food, a small French pig producer’s strategy for meeting consistently high standards of quality, welfare and nutrition has earned it a spot on the map.
Mar 08, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Veterinary Feed Directive, Final RuleAmendment to FDA's animal drug regulations regarding VFD drugs, which is intended to improve the efficiency of the VFD program while protecting human and animal health.
Mar 02, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on New FDA antibiotic guidelines: Why comply?FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines are strictly voluntary — to a degree. In the agency’s own words, they “do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities”; they merely “describe the...
Feb 03, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on New FDA guidelines: Rating an animal antibiotic’s importance to humansThe new industry guidelines issued by the US Food and Drug Administration in December suggest removing performance claims from food-animal antimicrobials deemed “medically important” to humans...