Aug 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Feed duration biggest issue under new swine VFD ruleMore than a year into FDA’s new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules, pork producers and veterinarians are finding the potential problem spots.
Jul 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on PCR falls short in monitoring PRRSV transport biosecurityTransport biosecurity is a growing priority as evidence shows that contaminated livestock trailers are a significant risk in spreading viruses between herds.
Jul 19, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Processing fluids helping to fine tune diagnostics in swine herds thought to be PRRS-negativeCollecting aggregate samples of processing fluids during tail docking and castration is proving to be an excellent way to monitor herds for porcine reproductive and respiratory disease (PRRS) virus,...
Jul 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Antibiotic use at weaning can reduce acute illness in pigsThe transition into the nursery phase for just-weaned pigs presents many challenges as they adapt to a new diet, a new environment and increased competition. Young pigs often need some extra help.
Jul 03, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on The big imposter: Senecavirus A prompts frequent false alarms at Minnesota pork plantEmployees at the Hormel pork-processing plant in Austin, Minn., well understand the drill for a foreign animal disease (FAD) investigation.
Jun 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survivalTwo midwestern sow operations recently discussed how each achieves high piglet-survival rates by using different techniques to attend farrowing.
Jun 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on PCV2: Future considerations for an evolving virusPorcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) may not be a new virus challenge for pork producers and swine veterinarians, but it remains a constant challenge.
Jun 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Three simple, effective ways to help hogs beat the heat this summerThird in a series - For many reasons, including historically warmer weather and the fact that sows now produce bigger litters, pigs are more susceptible to heat stress, which could potentially affect...
Jun 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?First in a series - Each year, heat stress costs US pig farmers about $900 million in revenues — about twice the amount lost as a result of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus
Jun 04, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig Health Today lines up video interviews with top experts at WPXAt least 30 swine-health experts and trend watchers will be interviewed on camera over the next three days as part of Pig Health Today’s news coverage of the 2018 World Pork Expo.