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May 21, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Emerging technologies at AASV: Four new tools to boost efficiencyBetween tight margins and constant herd-health challenges, pork producers are always looking for new ways to increase efficiencies and profits while also increasing transparency.
May 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Senecavirus A: Several questions remain unansweredSenecavirus A (SVA) is detected in a pig’s tonsils about 40 days after infection with the virus — a finding that raises some interesting questions.
May 15, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Emerging technologies at AASV: Three cool tools headed to hog farmsThe so-called Internet of Things — that emerging world in which everyday tools like thermostats and doorbells suddenly become indispensable smart devices — is not lost on the pork industry.
May 13, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Picking your battles is key to biosecurity successBiosecurity is one of those on-farm topics that gets a lot of time and attention, but it can easily fall apart in the day-to-day reality of managing pigs.
May 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Today’s forecast: Scattered PRRS outbreaks with isolated sprinkles of PEDForecasting swine-disease outbreaks might become a lot like predicting the weather as scientists combine monitoring disease data with computer models.
May 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on What to do when emotions run high in a disease breakAny way you look at it, going through a disease break on a farm is difficult. “The pigs are easy; it’s the people that make things difficult.”
May 02, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Reducing stress can aid pig health, performancePigs can get stressed, just like people, and the impact can be just as serious.
Apr 26, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Perineal scoring first clue to pelvic-organ prolapse in sow-mortality projectA large research project involving 104 US sow farms and 400,000 sows is expected to identify factors related to the recent increase in sow mortalities caused by pelvic-organ prolapses.
Apr 24, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Why do summer PRRS breaks last longer than winter breaks?Summer outbreaks of PRRS take 15 weeks longer to stabilize than PRRS outbreaks beginning in the winter, according to data from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP).
Apr 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Multiple infections? It’s important to get to the root causeDisease management can be challenging. You have a list of possible causes, but unless you get to the root cause, those symptoms are likely to recur.