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Category : Gut Health

December 10, 2021

Forecasting swine disease outbreaks

Researchers want to move from monitoring disease in the US pig population to actually forecasting if and when a potential ...
September 8, 2020

Today’s forecast: Scattered PRRS outbreaks with isolated sprinkles of PED

Forecasting swine-disease outbreaks might become a lot like predicting the weather as scientists combine monitoring disease data with computer models.  “It’s ...
April 4, 2020

Chronic PED cases linger, setting the stage for elimination

The wild run of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) striking the pork industry in 2013 has slowed substantially. But chronic versions ...
March 17, 2020

Swine dysentery makes an unwelcome comeback

Just when US pork producers thought swine dysentery was a problem of the past, it has re-emerged for an unwelcome ...
August 29, 2019

Pipestone nutritionist highlights advancements to improve pig health

Producers know that if a pig has good gut health in the nursery, it’s more likely to get off to ...
December 26, 2018

PED — live with it or eliminate it?

The porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus that devastated the US swine industry several years ago continues to persist, causing fewer ...
December 18, 2018

Veterinarian: ‘Take PED seriously and get it cleaned up’

After a few years of limited activity, porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) — a disease that caused major devastation in the hog ...
November 7, 2018

Ileitis: Is it possible to control in baby pigs without antibiotics?

Ileitis may be a ubiquitous disease in grow-finish pigs, but with changes in on-farm antibiotic use it could become a ...
September 24, 2018

Pavlovic: Today’s PED outbreaks may be mild but still hurt profitability

Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus may not be as devastating to hogs today as it was a few years ago, ...
February 12, 2018

Healthy, stress-free GI tract is key to pigs’ long-term health

A healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract is inextricably linked to the nervous system and is generally a strong predictor of a ...
January 15, 2018

In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basis

Adjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still ...
December 28, 2017

Balancing good and bad bacteria key to effective gut health, nutrient absorption

Developing techniques and tools to encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut is key to producing healthier pigs ...
November 6, 2017

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 ...
October 19, 2017

What PED taught us about handling future disease outbreaks

[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption]   The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreak that devastated many US hog farms over ...
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September 21, 2017

PEDV still taking major toll on US sow farms

[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is still around and can lead to major losses ...
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June 8, 2017

PEDV outbreaks prompt a ‘CSI Pipestone’ investigation

[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] When the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) devastated the US hog industry in 2013, ...
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May 30, 2017

Opportunistic pathogens prey on newly weaned pigs infected with a primary virus

[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] Around 50% of pigs weaned today likely are infected with a primary viral pathogen, ...
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