Category Archive: African Swine Fever, Emerging Diseases, Global TOPICS, News, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, TOPICS
Oct 25, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on SHIC matrix weighs the impact of emerging swine diseasesAs porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and Seneca Valley virus surfaced within the US swine herd in recent years, it underscored the threat posed by emerging and foreign animal diseases.
Oct 16, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on How 50 swine vets plan to manage seasonal respiratory disease in the new VFD eraFor as long as any pork producer can remember, fall’s arrival traditionally was a signal to add a respiratory antibiotic to the grower-finisher rations or, at the very least, pulse feed a...
Oct 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on PCV MH vaccines provide equal protection in study, but lung lesions, ADG, final weight differThree porcine circovirus (PCV) vaccines compared in a recent study equally protected pigs against PCV type 2d and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, but there were some significant differences in gross...
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.