Category Archive: Breeding Herd, Growing Pigs, Interviews, PGT GLOBAL, PGT US, Podcasts, Respiratory Health, Videos
May 17, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Yeske: Mycoplasma elimination ‘always a good strategy’Eliminating mycoplasma from a herd works well with a fast payback, even in hog-dense areas, according to research conducted by Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.
May 07, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Maximizing colostrum intake at birth improves finishing performanceThe amount of colostrum a piglet consumes during its first 24 hours of life impacts its performance through finishing, according to Jeffery Wiegert, swine specialist, North Carolina State University...
Apr 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project underscores value of information sharingCollaboration among veterinarians working with different pork producers is one of the great benefits emanating from the Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project (MSHMP).
Apr 21, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What have we learned about antibiotic-resistant genes in groundwater?Swine manure is a valuable resource for cropland, but understanding its potential impact on groundwater is an ongoing priority.
Apr 13, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike.
Apr 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Iowa Select veterinarian taking a more targeted approach with antibioticsIowa Select Farms’ targeted approach to antibiotic use within its production system began well before the FDA’s expanded VFD rule.
Apr 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on ‘Coopetition’ healthy for pork industryTeaming up to share ideas and troubleshoot swine-health issues can be good for pork producers and the industry, said Joel Nerem, DVM, a swine veterinarian with Pipestone Veterinary Services,...
Apr 07, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Antibiotic stewardship: What can the pork industry learn from human medicine?With so much attention being placed on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, animal agriculture can sometimes feel as if it’s the only target. However, human medicine also is getting an...
Apr 04, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Batch farrowing offers smaller sow farms improved disease controlIndependent sow farms grouped together and using batch farrowing may be able to capture the same health advantages as a 5,000-sow farm with all-in, all-out production.
Mar 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on How close are we to having a Strep suis vaccine for pigs?Although antibiotics provide a treatment option for Streptococcus suis — a common, widespread bacterium in swine — long-term management hinges on an effective vaccine.