Category Archive: Biosecurity, Global TOPICS, News, PGT GLOBAL
Oct 22, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tackling PRRS: Managing outbreaks to limit damagePorcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a virus that can take a significant toll on pig producers due to reproductive losses, decreased performance and damaging secondary infections....
Oct 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Monitor growth restrictions to improve long-term piglet successTracking signs of pre-natal growth restriction in piglets could help producers select sows that are likely to have healthier offspring with lower rates of mortality, scientists say.
Oct 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Seven tips for fine tuning sow feed efficiencyWant to know what’s really impacting your bottom line? Get down to slat level, says a sow-management specialist. That’s where the less obvious feed-related factors could be stealing your ROI.
Mass vaccination with modified-live PRRSV vaccine has no significant production impact in stable herds
Oct 08, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Mass vaccination with modified-live PRRSV vaccine has no significant production impact in stable herdsMass vaccination with a modified-live porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) vaccine has no significant negative impact on production performance in PRRSV-stable breeding herds,...
Oct 03, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on African Swine Fever could cost assorted industries billions of dollarsIf the African Swine Fever (ASF) virus enters the United States, the repercussions will be felt throughout the agriculture sector and beyond.
Oct 01, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Locking out PDCOV requires attention to biosecurity detailPorcine delta coronavirus (PDCOV) may not be as devastating as its relative, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), but the negative impact on production is motivation enough to work to lock it out...
Sep 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pavlovic: Today’s PED outbreaks may be mild but still hurt profitabilityPorcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus may not be as devastating to hogs today as it was a few years ago, but it still damages the bottom line, according to Lynn Pavlovic, DVM, Iowa Select Farms.
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Enrichment helps reduce sow stress and piglet mortalityEnriching sow environments during pregnancy can help improve sow welfare and increase piglet survival, scientists say.
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Improving welfare leads to higher herd performanceMeasures to improve animal welfare on hog farms can improve — rather than jeopardize — economic performance of herds, scientists have discovered.
Sep 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 3D cameras help limit tail biting in pigsA high-tech system which uses 3D cameras to spot tail movements in pigs could soon help farmers identify the early signs of tail biting, scientists in the UK have discovered.