Category Archive: Global TOPICS, Growing pigs, PGT GLOBAL, Research
Jun 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Reproductive performance linked to live-weight and back-fat gainsPaying closer attention to both sow live weight and back-fat depth could help farmers improve reproductive performance in breeding herds, scientists report.
Jun 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Scotland’s pig producers back innovative disease control schemeAlmost all of Scotland’s commercial pig producers have signed a special charter committing to work together to control the spread of disease.
Jun 20, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Keep opportunistic bacterial challenges in pigs at bayBacterial challenges facing pigs can be traced back to other shortfalls that weaken their immune system.
Jun 20, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Routes of Senecavirus A transmission identified in breeding herdsA study of the way swine breeding herds were likely infected with Senecavirus A (SVA) underscores the importance of encouraging adherence to biosecurity procedures.
Jun 20, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Colostrum may be best sample for PCV2 on sow farmsColostrum may be the best sample to test for determining whether porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is present in sow herds, according to researchers at Iowa State University (ISU).
Jun 16, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Hanor swine vet: Food animals deserve the same care and treatment as petsPigs are “very cool” animals — they’re all curious and very friendly from the time they’re baby pigs to sows and boars, explains Tara Donovan, DVM, company veterinarian for Hanor Company.
Jun 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study piglet behavior to improve chances of early survivalEncouraging farm staff to study piglets’ movement after farrowing could help them better identify weak animals, take action and improve early survival odds, scientists say.
Jun 10, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Formula sheds light on disease riskUnderstanding the transmission route of a disease pathogen, how long it’s infective, its survivability in the environment and routes of infection all build the foundation for creating effective...
Jun 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Secure Pork Supply plan seeks to minimize disruption from foreign animal diseasesThe National Pork Board, with major support from USDA, is creating a Secure Pork Supply plan to help America’s pig farmers respond quickly and successfully to a major threat, such as a foreign...
Jun 06, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig Health Today website now online, offering ‘all health, all the time’Pig Health Today, a new website focused solely on news and information related to swine health, was launched today to help the US and global pork industries stay on top of the latest on disease...