Tag Archive: biosecurity, herd health, PRRS
Jul 02, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tackling PRRS: Managing outbreaks to limit damageAccording to a new guide on PRRS management, understanding how to manage the costly disease can help improve pig health and welfare, while increasing productivity.
Jun 14, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Lessons learned from recent Seneca Valley outbreaksThe Seneca Valley virus (SVV) is proving to be something of a test case for swine producers’ and veterinarians’ preparedness for foreign animal diseases.
May 23, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Barn location can impact PRRS exposure riskSeveral factors go into selecting a site for a pork-production unit, but research shows there are a couple more — specifically, terrain and vegetation — that may influence exposure to the porcine...
Jan 25, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on New forms of swine influenza pose tough but manageable challengesNew strains of the swine influenza virus continue to emerge, making it difficult for pork producers to manage, two experts who specialize in the disease of food animals said at a recent webinar...
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pig feed reminder over African Swine Fever concernsUK pig keepers are being reminded to avoid feeding animals food waste and check their biosecurity measures to help prevent outbreaks of diseases such as African Swine Fever (ASF).
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Control pig site access to limit disease riskRestricting access to pig yards could help limit the risk of spreading diseases that have the potential to devastate herd health and productivity, according to a pig health expert.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Canadian herds take steps to PED-negative statusMore than 40% of hog farms in Manitoba, Canada that were infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea are no longer testing positive for the disease, officials say.
Jan 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Rapid response project aims to limit disease risk to US swine herdsA nationwide project to speed up the response to emerging disease outbreaks hopes to better protect the US swine herd against health threats.
Dec 05, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Build up winter housing defenses to ward off diseaseOptimizing pig sheds is vital for maintaining herd health, but in the winter months, getting the environment right is especially important in warding off illness.
Nov 02, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Is your hog farm prepared to navigate quarantines in a FAD outbreak?Each year, approximately 25% of all the pork produced in the US is exported to other countries. Imagine if access to those markets closed abruptly. That’s the scenario pork producers would face if...