Category : Growing Pigs
October 12, 2021
Virus persistence challenges PRRS management strategies
Eliminating porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a promising achievement for some commercial herds and a goal for ...
September 20, 2021
Rethinking colostrum management and piglet survivability
Colostrum is vital to piglet survival but managing intake may benefit from some fresh thinking, according to Kara Stewart, associate ...
September 1, 2021
Strep suis continuously challenges US herds
It’s not unrealistic to say that if you checked the nasal cavities or tonsils of any group of pigs, you ...
June 1, 2021
Connor: Innovation driven by necessity and opportunity
The pork industry has had a tremendous number of innovations over the years, said Joe Connor, DVM, in an interview ...
November 5, 2020
Inadequate iron supplements lead to subclinical anemia in young pigs
A field trial evaluating iron supplementation for baby pigs found the typical 200 mg iron shot at birth is not ...
May 20, 2020
Inadequate iron supplements cause subclinical anemia in weaned pigs
The standard 200 mg iron shot for baby pigs at processing may not be enough iron to last until weaning. ...
February 20, 2020
Ellis: No magic bullet to reduce pre-wean mortality
Pre-wean mortality has increased over the last 15 years, and it’s a major concern for US pork producers and veterinarians. ...
February 3, 2020
Lowering pre-wean mortality starts at day 1
Pre-wean mortality continues to be a challenge to producers across the industry as genetic improvements allow sows to be more ...
January 10, 2020
Strategies to move more pigs from birth to harvest
Watch the full interview or each part separately Full interview: Strategies to move more pigs from birth to harvest Part 1: Low ...
March 16, 2019
Carthage vets focusing on ‘regional’ IAV-S vaccination strategies for breeding herds
As influenza viruses evolve, is there a more effective way to manage vaccinations for influenza A virus in swine? ...
January 30, 2019
Managing pain, Strep suis infection in baby pigs critical for welfare
The US pork industry has demonstrated high standards for animal welfare, but there is still much to learn about mitigating ...
December 12, 2018
Raising pigs without antibiotics? Plan to ‘sweat the small stuff’
Follow this rule if you’re raising pigs without antibiotics: “Sweat the small stuff.” That’s the advice from Doug MacDougald, DVM, Southwest ...
September 26, 2018
Five ways to get better returns on your swine-health program
The pork industry uses a wide variety of vaccinations and medications for managing viral and bacterial diseases. In a conversation ...
May 23, 2018
Barn location can impact PRRS exposure risk
Several factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — ...
May 17, 2018
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 ...
May 7, 2018
Maximizing colostrum intake at birth improves finishing performance
The amount of colostrum a piglet consumes during its first 24 hours of life impacts its performance through finishing, according ...
February 19, 2018
How long do mycoplasma-negative herds stay negative?
Most hog farms successfully stamp out mycoplasma pneumonia when they work with their veterinarian to eliminate the disease. The challenge ...
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 12, 2017
What you need to know about CSI auditors
[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] Anyone who owns hogs or hog buildings should expect a visit someday by an ...Visit Post to listen
Virtual clinic drives better understanding of disease outbreaks
[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] A virtual veterinary clinic that monitors pig-disease trends and provides an early alert system ...Visit Post to listen
August 31, 2017
So far, so good: Pork producers adjusting well to new VFD rules
Implementation of the new veterinary feed directive (VFD) in swine has gone smoothly in the field, according to Chris Rademacher, ...Visit Post to listen
August 7, 2017
What’s the best PRRS strategy for your herd?
[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] Every year, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) infects an estimated 25% to 45% ...Visit Post to listen
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, ...Visit Post to listen