Category Archive: Global TOPICS, Media Watch, PGT GLOBAL
Sep 17, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig producers on guard after discovery of drug-resistant coccidiosisMicrobiologists are warning European pig producers to monitor the success of coccidiosis treatment toltrazuril after discovering the first signs of resistance to the drug.
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Shaking pig syndrome’ identified on Austrian farmScientists in Austria have identified a virus that causes a congenital tremor in piglets and can result in heavy losses to infected litters.
Aug 25, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Scientists aim to breed out sow aggressionScientists at Michigan State University (MSU) are hoping to help pig producers improve herd welfare thanks to a $1 million project aimed at finding ways to breed out sow aggression.
Aug 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Biosecurity must-haves for swine veterinariansNo one wants to introduce a harmful pathogen into a herd, but the reality is the more pig exposure that a person has, the riskier that visitor becomes, even if he or she is a veterinarian.
Aug 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on PEDV and other pathogens survive in feed for weeksIn 2013-2014, infection of pig farms with PEDV was a frequent event, even in farms using the highest level of biosecurity. In an effort to determine how this could happen, Scott Dee, DVM, began...
Aug 03, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Survey identifies gaps in employee biosecurity practicesFor biosecurity to be effective, everyone working within the farm needs to understand and comply with the defined protocols. In reality, a person’s attitude can make or break the outcome, so it’s...
Jun 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Prevent the spread of disease by properly cleaning water linesOne of the most basic — yet often overlooked — elements of pork production is water. A clean, safe palatable water supply ensures adequate hydration, encourages feed consumption and helps prevent...
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.