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Jul 10, 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...
Jul 10, 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...
Jul 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Antibiotic use at weaning can reduce acute illness in pigsThe transition into the nursery phase for just-weaned pigs presents many challenges as they adapt to a new diet, a new environment and increased competition. Young pigs often need some extra help.
Jul 03, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on The big imposter: Senecavirus A prompts frequent false alarms at Minnesota pork plantEmployees at the Hormel pork-processing plant in Austin, Minn., well understand the drill for a foreign animal disease (FAD) investigation.
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Denmark to build fence to keep out African swine feverDanish officials have announced plans to build a 44-mile fence on its border with Germany to prevent African swine fever from reaching the country’s pig herd.
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tackling PRRS: Managing outbreaks to limit damageAccording to a new guide on PRRS management, understanding how to manage the costly disease can help improve pig health and welfare, while increasing productivity.
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Measuring success and changing behaviors to reduce antibiotics use on hog farmsBy Georgina Crayford, PhD Senior Policy Advisor National Pig Association, UK
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on SPECIAL REPORT: Heat wave shines spotlight on pig stressEach year, heat stress costs US pig farmers about $900 million in revenues - about twice the amount lost to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus.
Jun 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survivalTwo midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing.
Jun 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on PCV2: Future considerations for an evolving virusPorcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) may not be a new virus challenge for pork producers and swine veterinarians, but it remains a constant challenge.