Author Archive: Susan Spiegel
Aug 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Population-based diagnostics pinpoint the power in numbersThe world of diagnostics is expanding. Instead of focusing on individual animals, population-based diagnostics help veterinarians and producers identify the health status of their barns more quickly...
Aug 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Phase I of pelvic organ prolapse study offers new insightsA pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a dramatic, easy-to-identify event within the farrowing room. The difficult part is figuring out the cause and applying a solution.
Aug 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pipestone nutritionist highlights advancements to improve pig healthProducers know if a pig has good gut health in the nursery, it’s more likely to get off to a good start in the grow-finish barn. But with increased pressure on antibiotic use, nutritionists are...
Aug 16, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on On the road again? Be careful not to pig outSwine veterinarians putting in long days on the road caring for pigs should be just as cognizant of their own health and nutritional needs.
Aug 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Smithfield veterinarian aims to connect dots on animal welfareFor Mary Battrell, DVM, a swine veterinarian for Smithfield Foods, animal welfare is the connection between animal health, well-being and performance; and optimizing that connection improves...
Aug 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on High health herd helps Finnish producers tackle tail biting challengeFocusing on running high-health herds and lowering stress levels is helping hog farmers in Finland prevent tail biting in non-docked pigs.
Aug 13, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Positive interactions with sows reduce piglet crushingEncouraging staff to have more direct involvement with managing and handling sows can have positive impacts on herd welfare and mortality rates, say scientists.
Aug 12, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Impact of control options for Streptococcus suis and Haemophilus parasuisHelping piglets make a smooth transition at weaning is always a priority, but bacterial pathogens such as Streptococcus suis and Haemophilus parasuis can make that goal particularly challenging.
Aug 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Debriefing: Retrospective on the VFD experienceBy Clayton Johnson, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service Integrated Veterinary Network
Aug 06, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Maintaining performance in growing pigs despite production stressTOOLBOX, Issue 10: An interview with Daniel Nelson, PhD, PAS, Senior Swine Veterinarian, Zoetis