Tag Archive: Jon De Jong, microbiome, nutrition
Aug 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pipestone nutritionist highlights advancements to improve pig healthProducers know if a pig has good gut health in the nursery, it’s more likely to get off to a good start in the grow-finish barn. But with increased pressure on antibiotic use, nutritionists are...
Jan 24, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Finding ‘root of the problem’ key in herds with multiple disease challengesNew diagnostic tools have helped the pork industry get a better handle on disease monitoring, but how do you prioritize when multiple pathogens have infected the herd?
Aug 10, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Gut bacteria deserve renewed focusWith the FDA’s new veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules changing the way some feed-grade antimicrobials are used on the farm, other options are gaining more attention.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Microbiome may unlock new ways to treat pig diseaseResearch into the role of bacteria, viruses and other flora in the gut may offer a new line of defense against diseases in pigs, scientists say.