Category Archive: Antibiotic Management, Global TOPICS, News, PGT GLOBAL, Pig care
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.
The eve of disruption: How changes in retail and consumer trends might affect pork consumption—and production
Mar 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on The eve of disruption: How changes in retail and consumer trends might affect pork consumption—and productionIn this special report, Pig Health Today looks at disruptions in the consumer and retail landscapes and how they could forever change the US pork industry and the way pigs are raised.
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.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Europe bans zinc oxide in pig feedEurope’s farmers have been given five years to phase out the use of zinc oxide in pig feed.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nutrition key to increasing sow productivityGreater focus on sow nutrition can help swine producers drastically improve productivity and longevity across their herd, according to one of Canada’s senior nutritionists.
Jan 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pork producers need to proactively communicate with consumers to change the dialoguePork producers and swine veterinarians need to take a more active role in consumers’ food conversations for them to get an accurate picture of how pigs are raised, said Tamika Sims, PhD, director...