Category Archive: African Swine Fever, Emerging Diseases, Global TOP NEWS, News, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, TOP NEWS
Mar 22, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on USDA expands ASF awareness tools to keep the virus out of the USUSDA has committed new resources to raising the awareness of African swine fever (ASF) and the importance of keeping the virus from entering the US.
Mar 22, 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 19, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Are you giving M. hyo the attention it deserves?Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) isn’t a new problem in the pork industry. I’s been around for years, but that’s exactly the point: Why is the industry still wrestling with it?
Mar 18, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on PRRS vaccine overcomes maternal immunity in day-old pigletsA new vaccine for PRRS has been shown to overcome maternal immunity in newborn piglets, offering protection from this costly disease from before weaning through slaughter.
Mar 18, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Committing time, attention to pig’s first 24 hours key to health, uniformityThe farrowing room is a demanding place — one that needs to accommodate the divergent needs of a 500+-pound sow and her 10, 15 or 20 piglets weighing anywhere from 1.5 to 3 pounds.
Mar 15, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on New technologies may yield new insights on antibiotic use, resistanceThe pork industry has a reputation for using antibiotics responsibly, but when the industry looks at antimicrobial use and tries to understand how products either mitigate or promote resistance,...
Mar 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Mycoplasma control starts with stabilizing sow herdEconomic losses caused by the bacterium Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae run between $3 to $10 per finishing hog due to reduced pig performance, according to Elise Toohill, DVM, Carthage Veterinary Service.
Mar 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on USDA steps up measures to prevent ASF spread to the USAs the spread of African swine fever (ASF) across Asia shows no signs of slowing, US pork producers have watched with a nervous eye toward international commerce and travel.
Mar 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Australia’s experience with castration alternative should give global confidence, producer saysAustralian consumer acceptance of a technology that offers an alternative to physical castration should give more pork producers the confidence to use it, says one of Australia’s leading pork...