Category Archive: Growing pigs, Interviews, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, Podcasts, Respiratory health, VFDs, Videos
Apr 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Five ways to get better returns on your swine-health programThe pork industry uses a wide variety of vaccinations and medications for managing viral and bacterial diseases. Micah Jansen, DVM, Zoetis, identifies five areas where producers can improve returns...
Apr 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project underscores value of information sharingCollaboration among veterinarians working with different pork producers is one of the great benefits emanating from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP).
Apr 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority.
Apr 13, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike.
Apr 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virusSows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could...
Apr 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibioticsIowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded VFD rule.
Apr 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on IPIC targeting losses from sow mortalityHealthy and productive sows help ensure profitable and efficient herds. So, when the sow mortality rate due to pelvic organ prolapse started to increase throughout the industry for no apparent...
Apr 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on PRRSV in finishers may contribute to the disease on sow farmsIt’s time to consider the role finishing pigs play in the spread of PRRSV to sow farms.
Apr 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Nuts n’ tails’ fluid testing is promising, practical method of PRRSV monitoringTesting fluids obtained from routine castration and tail-docking procedures looks to be a promising, practical and affordable way to improve monitoring for PRRSV.
Apr 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tips for successful oral-fluid sampling for PRRSVOral-fluid sampling is an easy way to detect PRRSV or track changes in PRRSV infections in populations — and it can optimize your survey efforts by keeping a few simple tips in mind.