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Jan 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Yeske: Multiple factors contributing to rising sow-mortality ratesThe spike in sow-mortality rates in recent years has everyone in the US pork industry searching for answers. Don’t expect any simple solutions, however.
Jan 09, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Roundtable: Industry structure, culture, wild boars team up to intensify ASF threat in ChinaThe discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in China’s wild boar population in late 2018 adds a new dimension to the already ominous disease threat — one that could possibly leave the Chinese to...
Jan 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Enriching sow environment and diet improves sow welfare, early piglet survivalNew research confirms that environmental stress during gestation can influence piglet health and mortality after birth.
Jan 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Streptococcus suis leads SHIC’s Swine Bacterial Disease Matrix listViruses tend to get first priority when it comes to monitoring swine diseases and herd health, but bacteria can wreak just as much havoc.
Jan 02, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Knock, knock: Swine veterinarian shares experiences from VFD auditWhen Peter Schneider, DVM, heard FDA auditors were at the door to see the operation’s VFDs, he remembers feeling a little nervous.
Dec 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on PED — live with it or eliminate it?The porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus that devastated the US swine industry several years ago continues to persist, causing fewer pig deaths but curtailing pig growth.
Dec 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tyson VP: ‘Antibiotic issue is far from black and white’Producer and consumer choice are equally important when it comes to producing quality pork products — and it’s important not to put limits on either of them, according to Kent Harrison, vice...
Dec 18, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian: ‘Take PED seriously and get it cleaned up’After a few years of limited activity, PED remained quiet in southwest Minnesota until last spring, when four sow farms in southwest Minnesota broke with the disease.
Dec 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Communication key to consumer acceptance of modern pig productionThe pig industry needs to be more open about intensive production systems if consumers are to be more accepting of modern pig production, a new study confirms.
Dec 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on SHIC establishes diagnostic strategies to get ahead of diseaseIf knowledge is power, being prepared is security. Both are drivers behind the Swine Health Information Center’s (SHIC) program to share information among the nation’s four major swine veterinary...