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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...
Apr 27, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Cull sow market breeding ground for disease transmissionMany sows sold into the cull sow market become “frequent travelers” and pose a serious risk of disease transmission if a foreign animal-disease (FAD) outbreak occurs.
Apr 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project underscores value of information sharingCollaboration among veterinarians working with different pork producers is one of the great benefits emanating from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP).
Apr 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority.
Apr 13, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike.