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Apr 15, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on What’s your ‘risk attitude’? The role of human behavior in biosecurityHow human behavior impacts biosecurity decisions is a new frontier that’s critical to producers.
Apr 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Multiple infections? It’s important to get to the root causeDisease management can be challenging. You have a list of possible causes, but unless you get to the root cause, those symptoms are likely to recur.
Apr 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Why did sow-mortality rates jump to 15%?The spike in sow-mortality rates over the past decade has prompted the US pork industry to hunt for answers.
Apr 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Secure Pork Supply plan updated to meet changing FAD needsWith African swine fever (ASF) well established in China and parts of Europe, US pork producers need to take steps now to protect their interests in the face of an outbreak.
Apr 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Dee: Mitigants combined with extended storage time help guard against virus transmissionFeed additives that mitigate viruses, combined with extended storage times, could help protect the US pork industry from African swine fever and other foreign animal diseases.
Apr 01, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Understanding feed flow, biosecurity critical in ASF battleThe US pork industry is nervous about African swine fever (ASF) and other foreign animal diseases entering the country — and for good reason.
Mar 27, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Action plan, training keys to humane euthanasia of pigsA critical part of humane animal care on pig farms is responsible and timely euthanasia. However, identifying individuals for the job, training them and having a plan to carry out the process can...
Mar 25, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Inflammation, stress put pressure on sow longevityIn recent years, producers have focused on pigs per sow per year and number of pigs weaned to maximize profits, but increased litter size puts pressure on sow longevity.
Mar 19, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Are you giving M. hyo the attention it deserves?Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) isn’t a new problem in the pork industry. I’s been around for years, but that’s exactly the point: Why is the industry still wrestling with it?
Mar 18, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on PRRS vaccine overcomes maternal immunity in day-old pigletsA new vaccine for PRRS has been shown to overcome maternal immunity in newborn piglets, offering protection from this costly disease from before weaning through slaughter.