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Jul 13, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pay more attention to your sow herd’s lifelineBy William R. Fombelle, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service, LTD Carthage, Illinois
Jul 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Don’t get complacent with evolving PCV2 virusVaccines for porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) currently do an adequate job of cross protecting against new genotypes of the virus, but swine veterinarians and producers shouldn’t let their guard...
Jul 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Antibiotic use at weaning can reduce acute illness in pigsThe transition into the nursery phase for just-weaned pigs presents many challenges as they adapt to a new diet, a new environment and increased competition. Young pigs often need some extra help.
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 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survivalTwo midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing.
Jun 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on PCV2: Future considerations for an evolving virusPorcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) may not be a new virus challenge for pork producers and swine veterinarians, but it remains a constant challenge.
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.
Jun 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?First in a series - Each year, heat stress costs US pig farmers about $900 million in revenues — about twice the amount lost as a result of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus