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Category Archive: Expert advice, Global TOPICS, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, Respiratory health, TOPICS

Using diagnostics to optimize PCV2 vaccination

By Don McDermid, DVM, Swine Veterinary Services Manager, Zoetis Kirkland, Quebec, Canada

Italian meat company balances tradition, quality with need for greater sustainability

A century-old salumi maker says sustainable and welfare-friendly processes are key to keeping its traditional products relevant to today’s consumers.

Training staff to spot sick pigs early leads to higher performance, lower mortality

Pig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork.

Management scheme aims to limit piglet deaths linked to blood poisoning

Danish pig producers are being encouraged to reassess their herd health management after it emerged that blood poisoning from routine operations was a significant cause of piglet mortality.

Boar-taint vaccination associated with less male aggression in Australian study

Boar-taint vaccination improved the welfare of male pigs kept under commercial conditions by inhibiting sexual and aggressive behavior, according to new research from Australia.

Be prepared for surgical castration and tail docking ban, EU producers told

Europe’s pig producers should prepare themselves for an eventual ban on surgical castration and tail docking across the continent, according to a leading industry expert.

Enriched pens linked to less gestational stress, lower piglet mortality

Housing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists.

Bigger not always better in quest for sustainable pork

Striving to produce heavier pigs is not necessarily the answer to increasing pig productivity and farm profitability, an expert in pig genetics has warned.

Benefits of castration alternative presented at global pig-health event

Two world-renowned experts discussed the economic and welfare benefits of using a novel castration alternative at the 2016 International Pig Veterinary Society conference in Dublin.

French pork producer focuses on sustainability to meet evolving consumer demands

In a country world-famous for its food, a small French pig producer’s strategy for meeting consistently high standards of quality, welfare and nutrition has earned it a spot on the map.


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