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May 21, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Emerging technologies at AASV: Four new tools to boost efficiencyBetween tight margins and constant herd-health challenges, pork producers are always looking for new ways to increase efficiencies and profits while also increasing transparency.
May 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Senecavirus A: Several questions remain unansweredSenecavirus A (SVA) is detected in a pig’s tonsils about 40 days after infection with the virus — a finding that raises some interesting questions.
May 15, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Emerging technologies at AASV: Three cool tools headed to hog farmsThe so-called Internet of Things — that emerging world in which everyday tools like thermostats and doorbells suddenly become indispensable smart devices — is not lost on the pork industry.
May 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Simpler, less costly monitoring methods helping pork industry get a better read on PRRSNewer testing methods for the PRRS virus are not only simpler and less costly than traditional procedures, they are also helping farms more accurately track the virus through different production...
Mar 02, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gene editing offers future options to address swine diseasesWhether the focus is human or animal medicine, gene editing has created a buzz today about its potential for addressing numerous health issues.
Jan 24, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Finding ‘root of the problem’ key in herds with multiple disease challengesNew diagnostic tools have helped the pork industry get a better handle on disease monitoring, but how do you prioritize when multiple pathogens have infected the herd?
Jan 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tails or testicles: Which are better for PRRSV monitoring?Pooled serum samples are a common method to monitor PPRSV in piglets. But this typically involves a limited number of samples, which reduces the sensitivity and makes detection especially challenging...
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 3D cameras help limit tail biting in pigsA high-tech system which uses 3D cameras to spot tail movements in pigs could soon help farmers identify the early signs of tail biting, scientists in the UK have discovered.
Sep 06, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Dipsticks offer early warning of sow urinary-tract infectionsMinimizing urinary-tract infections is an important step — not only in securing a sow’s overall health but also its productivity and, ultimately, its longevity.
Jul 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on SHIC PCR catalog boosts US pork industry’s disease preparednessPork producers and swine veterinarians spend a lot of time and energy monitoring the health status of pigs in their care. But it’s the unknown or emerging diseases that could pose an even larger...