Category Archive: Global TOP NEWS, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, TOP NEWS
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
Jun 14, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaksThe Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases.
May 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gilt acclimatization, reduced shedding keys to curbing downstream M. hyo diseaseBy Paul Yeske, DVM Swine Vet Center St. Peter, Minnesota
May 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Early PRRS vaccination helps protect pigs through slaughterA new, single-dose vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been shown to protect pigs from before weaning to slaughter, helping prevent secondary infections and...
May 14, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Crossing the line: Biosecurity for employee entry is still a work in progressBy Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM Associate Professor Iowa State University
May 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Swine Health Monitoring Project expanding but needs more industry participantsThe Swine Health Monitoring Project continues to expand but ultimately needs data from 90% of the industry to reach its long-term goal of supporting the response to emerging pathogens, said the late...
May 03, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Special edition of Pig Health Today captures presentations from 2-day PRRS conferencePig Health Today has published a free, 32-page special report, “Framing the Future of PRRS,” with news summaries of eight presentations by veterinarians and scientists specializing in porcine...
Apr 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ESPHM 2018 to focus on global issues in swine healthSwine veterinarians, researchers and industry leaders from around the world will gather at the European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM), to be held May 9-11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
Apr 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibioticsIowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded VFD rule.