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Jul 27, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Want better biosecurity? Start with your pig trailersImproving transportation biosecurity may be the last frontier the swine industry needs to conquer to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. According to Butch Baker, DVM, the spread of...
Jul 24, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Feed biosecurity must address risk of PEDV transmissionThe biosecurity of swine feed is important for producing healthy animals and safe pork. But until 2013, feed was considered a low-risk vehicle for transmitting viral pathogens to swine.
Jul 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on IAV-S elimination in breed-to-wean herds is challenging — but possibleInfluenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) continues to present an ever-changing health challenge in breed-to-wean populations.
Jun 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on PEDV outbreaks prompt a ‘CSI Pipestone’ investigationWhen PEDV devastated the US hog industry in 2013, the Pipestone System remained fairly unscathed, with only a couple of farms experiencing outbreaks. Their luck changed in January 2014.
Jun 06, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Fine-tune ventilation, evaporation to combat heat stress in pigsWithout the ability to sweat, pigs must rely on conduction, convection, radiation, and respiration/evaporation to remove body heat. Forcing air across a wet pig — the process of convection and...
Jun 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on M. hyo: Control or elimination?Effective control of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) has to start in the breeding herd to prevent problems with the disease in finishers, according to Lucina Galina, DVM, director of technical...
Jun 03, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Updated PRRS research book now available onlineA new guide on managing porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is now available online from the National Pork Board.
May 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Unloading docks at processing plants appear to be source of PRRSVUnloading docks at processing plants may be one way that livestock trailers become contaminated with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV).
May 22, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Effective biosecurity requires multiple layersMost hog farms have some level of biosecurity in place today, but simply outlining protocols doesn’t mean they’re effective.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Microbiome may unlock new ways to treat pig diseaseResearch into the role of bacteria, viruses and other flora in the gut may offer a new line of defense against diseases in pigs, scientists say.