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Jan 21, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Parasites persist in hog production, especially in niche marketsEnvironmentally controlled hog facilities eliminated most swine parasites. But Ascaris suum (roundworm) continues to persevere on some conventional farms and frequently on farms for niche markets....
Nov 24, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study demonstrates farm-to-fork benefits of immunological estrus suppression in market giltsA new study reveals that market gilts grow better and produce more meat that is more palatable to consumers when treated with a vaccine that temporarily delays puberty.
Mar 10, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tips for transitioning to ractopamine-free hog feedTOOLBOX, Issue 18: An interview with Daniel Nelson, PhD, Senior Swine Nutritionist, Zoetis
Feb 21, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on MetaStim®: The best balance of humoral, cellular immunityTOOLBOX, Issue 17: An interview with Dennis Foss, DVM, PhD, Research Director, Zoetis Global Biologicals Swine
Jun 13, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Ractopamine has little influence on iodine value in pig fat carcassTOOLBOX, Issue 14: An interview with Daniel Nelson, PhD, PAS, Senior Swine Nutritionist, Zoetis
Jun 13, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Optimizing nutrition key to unlocking full benefits of immunocastrationAn alternative technique to physical castration could offer US hog producers a host of financial and management benefits.
Apr 23, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Estrus suppression boosts gilt welfare, productivity in CanadaDelaying sexual maturity in gilts is helping pig producers in Canada streamline their production systems while improving carcass quality and animal welfare.
Apr 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Castration alternative offers faster growth, more quality meat in studyA novel castration alternative allows male pigs to grow faster and produce more high-quality meat than physically castrated or entire hogs, a new analysis shows.
Jan 30, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Industry and government must help producers prepare for new German castration ban, pig vet saysWith new legislation in Germany banning castration without full anesthesia starting in 2021, the time for producers to make changes is now, a swine veterinarian says.
May 18, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Boar taint vaccination: Plus points for an ‘entire’ marketFor years, Britain has boasted some of the world’s highest standards of pig welfare. But as continental Europe moves to ban surgical castration, the UK’s “castration-free” status may no...
May 15, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Demonstration farm helping pork industry see benefits of pig-castration alternativeA group of 250 intact male piglets arrives at the demonstration farm ready to be the face of a new type of pork production.
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 30, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Castration alternative credited with improving feed efficiency, carcass quality on Belgian farmA pig producer in Belgium has reported that making the switch from surgical castration to boar-taint vaccination has resulted in better carcass quality, improved feed conversion and reduced...
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.