Category Archive: Breeding herd, News, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, Research
Sep 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Urine-sampling options make it easier to evaluate gilt and sow healthUrine samples are an effective but underutilized diagnostic tool for evaluating the nutritional, physiological and health status of gilts and sows.
Sep 17, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Livestock farming standards to get boost under antimicrobial-resistance planThe European Commission has unveiled plans to promote better global livestock farming standards in a bid to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and humans.
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 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Anti-GnRH vaccine prevents unwanted pregnancies in Iberian giltsA vaccine that temporarily delays puberty in gilts may help Iberian pork producers avoid unwanted pregnancies in free-range herds.
Aug 18, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on More than 900 swine-health professionals from 20 countries expected at 2017 Leman conferenceMore than 900 swine veterinarians, producers and industry leaders from at least 20 countries will attend the annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference...
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 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Employee training improves piglet-survival ratesAn employee-training program focused on online training followed by tracked, in-barn verification experiences helped a start-up farm achieve top piglet-survival rates, according to a study.
Aug 10, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gut bacteria deserve renewed focusWith the FDA’s new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules changing the way some feed-grade antimicrobials are used on the farm, other options are gaining more attention.