Category Archive: News, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US
Jun 04, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ALL HEALTH, ALL THE TIMEPig Health Today, the world’s only news website and magazine focused exclusively on swine health, will mark its first anniversary this week at World Pork Expo.
May 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gilt acclimatization, reduced shedding key to curbing downstream M. hyo diseaseBy Paul Yeske, DVM Swine Vet Center St. Peter, Minnesota
May 27, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Adjusting swine feed rations helps ensure weight gains during hot weatherAs temperature and humidity levels rise in the summer months, so does the threat of heat stress in the swine herd.
May 25, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘False alarms’ by Seneca Valley virus trigger costly FMD investigationsA growing number of Seneca Valley virus (SVV) outbreaks wastes the time and money of people who investigate suspected foreign animal-disease outbreaks.
May 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Don’t get complacent with evolving PCV2 virusVaccines for porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) currently do an adequate job of cross protecting against new genotypes of the virus, but swine veterinarians and producers shouldn’t let their guard...
May 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...
May 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Immunocastrated pigs eat less, convert more efficiently, so what’s holding them back in the US?Imagine a corn field twice the size of Chicago. That’s what the pork industry could potentially save annually if it adopted an alternative to conventional castration. With about 55 million male...
May 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Needles & Sins: Sloppy vaccination protocols can jeopardize herd health, welfare, returnsNick Zanger learned a few tough lessons about vaccine protocols shortly after he started managing three 2,500-head nursery-to-finishing buildings near Loraine, Illinois.
May 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Piglets are key subpopulation in keeping IAV-S circulatingWhen it comes to influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S), the relationship between the sow’s immune status and piglet protection remains perplexing.
May 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Yeske: Mycoplasma elimination ‘always a good strategy’Eliminating mycoplasma from a herd works well with a fast payback, even in hog-dense areas, according to research conducted by Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.