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Feb 04, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Steps to keep the incidence of stillborns at bayby Megan Schnur, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. Carthage, Illinois
Jan 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Minimise weaning stress to maximise piglet performanceMinimising the amount of stress piglets go through can help limit health issues and growth checks associated with weaning, according to a pig health specialist.
Jan 25, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on New forms of swine influenza pose tough but manageable challengesNew strains of the swine influenza virus continue to emerge, making it difficult for pork producers to manage, two experts who specialize in the disease of food animals said at a recent webinar...
Jan 25, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig care, disease prevention are top goals for this vetIn a video produced as part of the Vets on Call series, Dr. Paul Ruen explains that pigs are social creatures who like to be in groups.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Prevention the key to swine flu protectionSwine influenza cannot be treated once it is in a herd, so finding ways to prevent it from infecting animals is key to keeping pigs healthy this winter.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Europe bans zinc oxide in pig feedEurope’s farmers have been given five years to phase out the use of zinc oxide in pig feed.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig feed reminder over African Swine Fever concernsUK pig keepers are being reminded to avoid feeding animals food waste and check their biosecurity measures to help prevent outbreaks of diseases such as African Swine Fever (ASF).
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Learn from poultry farmers to cut antibiotic use, pig producers toldThe UK pig sector should look to poultry farmers to learn how to limit antibiotic use, according to an animal health expert.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Modified virus leads to African swine fever vaccine potentialScientists have discovered a way to modify the African swine fever virus (ASFV) to reduce its ability to cause infection and protect pigs from a strain that causes severe disease. Researchers at the...
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Disease control ‘best practice’ key to limiting ASF risksSharing best practice in fighting African swine fever (ASF) is critical to preventing the spread of the disease in Europe, say food safety experts.