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Feb 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on A question of when: How the US pork industry is preparing for a possible FAD outbreakThis is the second in a two-part series on foreign animal diseases. Part 1 looks at the economic impact of a FAD outbreak.
Feb 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Special report: FAD outbreak could cost US agriculture $200 billion over 10 yearsThis is the first in a two-part series on foreign animal diseases. Part 2 looks at what the US pork industry is doing to head off an FAD outbreak and to prepare for one.
Feb 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on How FADs have affected foreign marketsSince the middle of the 20th century, numerous foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreaks involving the pork industry have been recorded throughout the world.
Feb 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian sees changes to three high-risk swine diseasesThree diseases affecting finishing hogs — Senecavirus A, porcine sapelovirus and erysipelas — have undergone changes over the past year that warrant the pork industry’s attention.
Jan 28, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Don’t lose sight of M. hyo while battling other swine pathogensTOOLBOX, Issue 1: An interview with Lucina Galina Pantoja, DVM, PhD, Director, Swine Technical Services, Zoetis
Jan 24, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Researchers create algorithm to predict PEDV outbreaksResearchers from North Carolina State University have developed an algorithm that could give pig farms advance notice of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks.
Jan 09, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Roundtable: Industry structure, culture, wild boars team up to intensify ASF threat in ChinaThe discovery of African swine fever (ASF) in China’s wild boar population in late 2018 adds a new dimension to the already ominous disease threat — one that could possibly leave the Chinese to...
Jan 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Enriching sow environment and diet improves sow welfare, early piglet survivalNew research confirms that environmental stress during gestation can influence piglet health and mortality after birth.
Jan 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tails or testicles: Which are better for PRRSV monitoring?Pooled serum samples are a common method to monitor PPRSV in piglets. But this typically involves a limited number of samples, which reduces the sensitivity and makes detection especially challenging...
Nov 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ASF threat: Three US swine vets share insights from the frontlineThe rapid spread of ASF throughout China and other regions of the world has raised concerns the disease will ultimately make its way to the US — a development that could cripple the nation’s pork...