US producers have robust export markets and a lower cost of production than many other countries, but Joe Connor, DVM, says cost of production could be even lower if producers could focus on eliminating diseases rather than controlling them.
Zoetis has released an update of the comprehensive manual, “A Contemporary Review of Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Control Strategies,” with 14 articles developed by swine-disease experts specializing in this pathogen.
Hog farmers and veterinarians no longer have to accept the poorer performance that results from M. hyo infection. Whether the decision is to control or eliminate M. hyo, there are numerous tools available, and the payoff is real.
The dramatic economic impact of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) makes virus acclimation an attractive way to improve farm performance.
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