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Jul 11, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Know the feed risk factors for African swine feverAs African swine fever (ASF) continues its insidious spread through China and surrounding countries, the need to keep it out of US herds becomes more imperative.
Jul 11, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pork industry makes progress on pain managementPain management for pigs has always been a challenge, partly because it’s difficult to measure levels of pain and partly because there are no FDA-approved drugs labeled for pain management in pigs.
Jul 05, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Data show filtered farms break less often with PRRSNine years of data from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project show farms with air-filtering systems have fewer outbreaks of PRRS than farms without filters.
Jun 24, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Connor: ASF fears prompting broader view of biosecurityMaintaining good biosecurity has long been key to advancing the health, well-being and productivity of hog farms, but the threat of African swine fever has raised the bar and prompted veterinarians...
Jun 17, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Davies: Focus on optimizing antibiotic use, not volumeThe US pork industry has a good track record for using antibiotics responsibly, but how should it be graded for its efforts? By volume? Types of antibiotics used? Resistance trends?
May 25, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Some aspects of Senecavirus A continue to mystify researchersWhile the spikes of Senecavirus A have plateaued in recent years, researchers in the pork industry are still confounded by the elusive virus and what triggers outbreaks.
May 20, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Senecavirus A: Several questions remain unansweredSenecavirus A (SVA) is detected in a pig’s tonsils about 40 days after infection with the virus — a finding that raises some interesting questions.
May 13, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Picking your battles is key to biosecurity successBiosecurity is one of those on-farm topics that gets a lot of time and attention, but it can easily fall apart in the day-to-day reality of managing pigs.
May 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Simpler, less costly monitoring methods helping pork industry get a better read on PRRSNewer testing methods for the PRRS virus are not only simpler and less costly than traditional procedures, they are also helping farms more accurately track the virus through different production...
May 08, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Today’s forecast: Scattered PRRS outbreaks with isolated sprinkles of PEDForecasting swine-disease outbreaks might become a lot like predicting the weather as scientists combine monitoring disease data with computer models.