Author Archive: Susan Spiegel
Apr 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Our strategy for eliminating M. hyo from breed-to-wean herdsBy Attila Farkas, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. Carthage, Illinois
Mar 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on How close are we to having a Strep suis vaccine for pigs?Although antibiotics provide a treatment option for Streptococcus suis — a common, widespread bacterium in swine — long-term management hinges on an effective vaccine.
Mar 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Barn location can impact PRRS exposure riskSeveral factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine...
Mar 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farmsBy Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Ames, Iowa
Mar 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on More planning required for feed medications in new VFD eraPlanning, paperwork and prevention are the priorities on hog farms in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expanded veterinary feed directive (VFD), which came onto the scene in...
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 7 steps to increasing weaned piglet feed intakeAdapting feeding management to piglet biology can get piglets eating within hours of weaning and avoid issues with hunger and dehydration, according to a pig nutritionist.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Swift identification key to keeping emerging diseases at bayEncouraging farm staff to identify changes in pig behavior and health is key to spotting signs of disease before it takes hold in a herd, according one of Canada’s top pig veterinarians.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Germany calls for wild boar cull over African swine fever threatProducers in Germany have called for a major cull of the country’s wild boar population in a bid to halt the spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Europe.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 12 questions to tackle sow mortalityIdentifying the exact nutritional, health and management issues linked to sow mortality is key to understanding how to address the problem in swine herds, according to a pig health expert.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Don’t blame antibiotics use on production systems,’ says UK pig sectorThe UK pig sector has warned campaigners against oversimplifying the link between production systems and antibiotics use.