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Aug 04, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Tools for managing pigs without antibioticsRaising pigs without antibiotics requires extra management and different tools compared to traditional commercial hog production.
Oct 14, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Raising pigs without antibiotics offers niche market but with limitationsMarkets for pork produced without antibiotics continue to grow. But this method of production is not for every farm.
Feb 18, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on 8 key factors drive success when raising pigs without antibioticsProducers need to recognize there will always be health challenges when raising pigs without antibiotics. The goal is to resolve those challenges as they arise.
Sep 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Survey says: RWA production adversely affects pig health and welfareSwine producers and veterinarians responding to a national survey said pressure to maintain the raised without antibiotics (RWA) label sometimes compromises animal health and welfare.
Dec 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 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, for any farm that wants to eliminate antibiotics without...
Dec 05, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pork industry needs to balance animal well-being with antibiotic pressuresAfter 37 years of swine veterinary practice, John Baker, DVM, Boonville, Indiana, sees producers and veterinarians entering a new era in antibiotic management — one that focuses not on arbitrarily...