Tag Archive: antibiotic use, Mike Eisenmenger, vfd, VFD guidelines
Jan 16, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian says VFD led to more strategic antibiotic useThe Food and Drug Administration’s revised rules for antibiotic use in hogs, including the VFD, has led to a reduction in and more strategic use of antibiotics in swine.
Jan 10, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Veterinarian says both pigs, caregivers suffered in antibiotic-free studyA study looking at how pigs challenged with PRRS performed in an antibiotic-free production setting needed to be stopped for welfare reasons so the pigs could be treated with antibiotics.
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.
Jan 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on In-feed antibiotics best addressed on a case-by-case basisAdjusting to changes in how and when to use in-feed antibiotics is an ongoing effort. While those products are still available under veterinarian supervision for prevention and treatment of a...
Dec 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Practicing precision animal healthRoss Kiehne, DVM, practices what he calls “precision animal health.” “I’m only going to provide the vaccine or antibiotic that’s right for the pig at that time in its life to make it as...
Sep 17, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Farmers told to ‘stick to guidelines’ for antibiotics as experts question conventional usageUK farmers and veterinarians have been told to continue to follow prescription guidelines for treating animals with antibiotics after a group of health experts suggested current guidance needed to be...
Aug 10, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pork industry teaming with NAHMS, FDA to score antibiotic useNational Pork Board’s David Pyburn, DVM, talked with Pig Health Today about two initiatives under way to help regulators grade the pork industry’s commitment to responsible antibiotic usage.
Jun 16, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Hanor swine vet: Food animals deserve the same care and treatment as petsPigs are “very cool” animals — they’re all curious and very friendly from the time they’re baby pigs to sows and boars, explains Tara Donovan, DVM, company veterinarian for Hanor Company.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Understanding animal behavior helps ensure better piglet careWatching 21-day old piglets that just left their mothers being placed in a nursery barn takes a special “sixth” sense to understand what they’re feeling.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Technology, veterinary care helping to improve pig health, production on Illinois swine farmNess farm pigs get dessert before dinner. The Ness’ production system uses a liquid byproduct from an ice cream manufacturer to supply fat and energy to their pigs’ diet.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Swine vet: Factory-farm concept ‘couldn’t be further from the truth’Today the term factory farm is used very widely, and most people think machines are making pigs, notes Seth Krantz, DVM, company veterinarian for Tosh Farms.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Losing family swine herd to disease turned this farmhand into a veterinarianAs a child, when the swine disease pseudorabies (Aujeszky’s disease) forced his father to sell all the family’s pigs and start over, Andrew Bents got the calling to become a swine veterinarian.