Category Archive: Global TOP NEWS, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, PRRS, TOP NEWS
Sep 25, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Good data key to making sound PRRS decisionsImplementing metrics and utilizing predictive analytics can help pork producers improve their management of PRRS.
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 13 tips for rearing healthier, more profitable pigs with fewer antibioticsControlling and limiting the amount of antibiotics on a farm doesn’t have to be to the detriment of a herd’s overall health — and can, in fact, lead to a more profitable and sustainable...
Aug 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tips for proper selection of cleaning, disinfection productsBy Neal Benjamin, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service Carthage, Illinois
Aug 08, 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.
What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD era
Aug 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What’s in season? How swine veterinarians are managing seasonal spikes in bacterial disease in the new VFD eraSeasonal changes traditionally bring fickle weather, dramatic swings in day-night temperatures and, of course, flare-ups of respiratory and enteric disease in swine herds. But how does the VFD era...
Jul 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Modified-live vaccines ‘by far’ most effective tool for combatting PRRSModified-live vaccines are “by far” the most effective tool the industry currently has to control PRRSV, said Jay Calvert, PhD, research director, Global Biologicals Research, Zoetis.
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 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 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summerThird in a series - For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect...
Jun 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal systemSecond in a series - Experts say some forms of sustained stress can weaken a pig’s immune system and make it more vulnerable to disease and performance losses.