Category Archive: Global TOPICS, News, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, PRRS, TOPICS
Apr 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virusSows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could...
Apr 04, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Batch farrowing offers smaller sow farms improved disease controlIndependent sow farms grouped together and using batch farrowing may be able to capture the same health advantages as a 5,000-sow farm with all-in, all-out production.
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.
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).
Mar 03, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on US pork industry’s first vaccine with two PCV2 genotypes announced at AASVThe US pork industry’s first vaccine to include two genotypes of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) — 2a and 2b — was announced on the first day of the American Association of Swine...
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...