Category Archive: Expert advice, Global TOPICS, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, Respiratory health, TOPICS
May 02, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Using diagnostics to optimize PCV2 vaccinationBy Don McDermid, DVM, Swine Veterinary Services Manager, Zoetis Kirkland, Quebec, Canada
May 01, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Italian meat company balances tradition, quality with need for greater sustainabilityA century-old salumi maker says sustainable and welfare-friendly processes are key to keeping its traditional products relevant to today’s consumers.
Apr 03, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Training staff to spot sick pigs early leads to higher performance, lower mortalityPig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork.
Dec 20, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Management scheme aims to limit piglet deaths linked to blood poisoningDanish 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.
Dec 15, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Boar-taint vaccination associated with less male aggression in Australian studyBoar-taint vaccination improved the welfare of male pigs kept under commercial conditions by inhibiting sexual and aggressive behavior, according to new research from Australia.
Nov 29, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Be prepared for surgical castration and tail docking ban, EU producers toldEurope’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.
Sep 28, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Enriched pens linked to less gestational stress, lower piglet mortalityHousing sows in enriched pens can reduce stress and have a positive impact on the development and survival rate of piglets, according to scientists.
Sep 26, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Bigger not always better in quest for sustainable porkStriving to produce heavier pigs is not necessarily the answer to increasing pig productivity and farm profitability, an expert in pig genetics has warned.
Sep 13, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on Benefits of castration alternative presented at global pig-health eventTwo 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.
Mar 15, 2016PGT EditorComments Off on French pork producer focuses on sustainability to meet evolving consumer demandsIn 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.