Tag Archive: herd health, tail biting, welfare
Aug 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on High health herd helps Finnish producers tackle tail biting challengeFocusing on running high-health herds and lowering stress levels is helping hog farmers in Finland prevent tail biting in non-docked pigs.
Nov 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on See it, do it, teach it: Veterinarian offers tips for caregiver trainingWhen you give someone something to read, the expressed competency level is about 10%. When you talk to them on the phone, it’s only 20%. But if that person sees a colleague do something a certain...
Jul 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tailored biosecurity key to good herd health and profitabilityTailoring biosecurity strategies to the location, facility and labor of individual hog farms is key to maintaining herd health and profitability, according to a leading veterinarian.
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.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Is colostrum the ‘golden ticket’ to driving down antibiotic use?UK swine farmers are being urged to recognize the value of giving newborn pigs good-quality colostrum as part of industry efforts to drive down antibiotics use.
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Better herd-health knowledge vital to preventing diseaseToo few farmers understand how they can make best use of medications to control infections inside their own herd, according to a pig health expert.
Jun 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Migrant vet uncertainty raises questions for UK herd healthThe health of the UK’s pig herd could be put at risk unless the country’s government moves to protect the status of foreign veterinarians working there, a leading vet says.
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.