Aug 10, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gut bacteria deserve renewed focus
With the FDA’s new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules changing the way some feed-grade antimicrobials are used on the farm, other options are gaining more attention.
May 30, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Opportunistic pathogens prey on newly weaned pigs infected with a primary virus
Around 50% of pigs weaned today likely are infected with a primary viral pathogen, like porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) or swine influenza, reported Cameron Schmitt, DVM,...
May 30, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Flushing feed mill with treated rice hulls reduces PEDV risk
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) taught swine veterinarians and producers many hard lessons about feed management. Not only can the deadly virus be transported by feed ingredients, PEDV...
May 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Getting pigs off to a good start with better gut health
Improved education of caretakers is one way pork producers can help ensure their pigs have a healthy gut and get off to a good start, Noel Garbes, DVM, technical services veterinarian, Zoetis, told...
May 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on SHIC matrix weighs the impact of emerging swine diseases
As 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.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Disinfectant effective against PEDV in freezing conditions
Contaminated hog trailers are now known to be partially responsible for spreading the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in 2013 as it emerged in the US.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Canada making progress in PED eradication
The Canadian pork industry is focused on eradicating Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea from the country, officials say.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Microbiome may unlock new ways to treat pig disease
Research into the role of bacteria, viruses and other flora in the gut may offer a new line of defense against diseases in pigs, scientists say.
May 02, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Four strategies for managing piglet diarrhea
Nutrition, commercial vaccines, good hygiene and immunity of piglets through colostral transfer are four key strategies in managing piglet neonatal and peri-weaning diarrhea.