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Sep 13, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on SPECIAL REPORT, Day 4: Leman Swine ConferenceThe 2019 Leman Swine Conference is under way in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our editors are onsite, covering sessions and capturing interviews for future posts. Here's a look back at our 2018 coverage.
Sep 11, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Processing fluids’ effectiveness in monitoring PCV2 in sow herdsVaccines have provided effective control options for PCV2, but vertical transmission remains a challenge for some farms.
Sep 09, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Steps to mitigate cross-contamination of piglet processing fluids with PRRS MLVAs piglets move from the sow farm to the growing stage, it’s important to know their porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) status.
Sep 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Survey says: RWA production adversely affects pig health and welfareSwine producers and veterinarians responding to a national survey said pressure to maintain the raised without antibiotics (RWA) label sometimes compromises animal health and welfare.
Aug 30, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Carthage swine veterinarian: Focus on individual pig care can benefit entire production systemTaking care of every single pig seems like a daunting task when producers have hundreds or thousands of pigs under their care. Still, the rewards are well worth the effort.
Aug 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pipestone nutritionist highlights advancements to improve pig healthProducers know if a pig has good gut health in the nursery, it’s more likely to get off to a good start in the grow-finish barn. But with increased pressure on antibiotic use, nutritionists are...
Aug 26, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Phase I of pelvic organ prolapse study offers new insightsA pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a dramatic, easy-to-identify event within the farrowing room. The difficult part is figuring out the cause and applying a solution.
Aug 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Population-based diagnostics pinpoint the power in numbersThe world of diagnostics is expanding. Instead of focusing on individual animals, population-based diagnostics help veterinarians and producers identify the health status of their barns more quickly...
Aug 16, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on On the road again? Be careful not to pig outSwine veterinarians putting in long days on the road caring for pigs should be just as cognizant of their own health and nutritional needs.
Aug 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Smithfield veterinarian aims to connect dots on animal welfareFor Mary Battrell, DVM, a swine veterinarian for Smithfield Foods, animal welfare is the connection between animal health, well-being and performance; and optimizing that connection improves...