Category Archive: Expert advice, Global TOPICS, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, TOP NEWS
Mar 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on The cost of being wrong: Why cost-benefit analyses are replacing guesswork on swine farmsBy Derald Holtkamp, MS, DVM Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Ames, Iowa
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Swift identification key to keeping emerging diseases at bayEncouraging farm staff to identify changes in pig behavior and health is key to spotting signs of disease before it takes hold in a herd, according one of Canada’s top pig veterinarians.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Don’t blame antibiotics use on production systems,’ says UK pig sectorThe UK pig sector has warned campaigners against oversimplifying the link between production systems and antibiotics use.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Is colostrum the ‘golden ticket’ to driving down antibiotic use?UK swine farmers are being urged to recognize the value of giving newborn pigs good-quality colostrum as part of industry efforts to drive down antibiotics use.
Mar 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig feed reminder over African Swine Fever concernsUK pig keepers are being reminded to avoid feeding animals food waste and check their biosecurity measures to help prevent outbreaks of diseases such as African Swine Fever (ASF).
Feb 22, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Antibiotic-free production: What lessons can pork learn from poultry?A rapid increase in the use of vaccines for respiratory and enteric diseases in swine over the past year will ultimately allow a reduction in antibiotic use, predicted Joe Connor, DVM, swine...
Feb 04, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Steps to keep the incidence of stillborns at bayby Megan Schnur, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. Carthage, Illinois
Jan 30, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Minimise weaning stress to maximise piglet performanceMinimising the amount of stress piglets go through can help limit health issues and growth checks associated with weaning, according to a pig health specialist.
Jan 25, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig care, disease prevention are top goals for this vetIn a video produced as part of the Vets on Call series, Dr. Paul Ruen explains that pigs are social creatures who like to be in groups.