Category Archive: Antibiotic Management, Global TOPICS, News, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, TOPICS
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 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Denmark to build fence to keep out African swine feverDanish officials have announced plans to build a 44-mile fence on its border with Germany to prevent African swine fever from reaching the country’s pig herd.
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tackling PRRS: Managing outbreaks to limit damageAccording to a new guide on PRRS management, understanding how to manage the costly disease can help improve pig health and welfare, while increasing productivity.
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Measuring success and changing behaviors to reduce antibiotics use on hog farmsBy Georgina Crayford, PhD Senior Policy Advisor National Pig Association, UK
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 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Adjusting swine feed rations helps ensure weight gains during hot weatherAs temperature and humidity levels rise in the summer months, so does the threat of heat stress in the swine herd.
Jun 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Three-phase plan helps seize control of PRRSBy Jose Angulo, DVM Managing Veterinarian, PRRS specialist Pork Technical Services Zoetis
Jun 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Rapid Response Corps poised to investigate transboundary swine disease outbreaksThe US pork industry learned a big lesson after the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) outbreak in 2013.
May 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Barn location can impact PRRS exposure riskSeveral factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine...
May 01, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Retailers setting their sights on pain management in pig productionAlthough antibiotics and sow housing have remained center stage in recent years, retailers are increasingly putting pressure on producers to address pain management as part of their...