Tag Archive: caregiver training, employee training, mycoplasma hyosynoviae, pig health, pig welfare, sustainability
Aug 03, 2018PGT EditorComments Off on Training staff to spot sick pigs early leads to higher performance, lower mortalityPig health is critical for maintaining animal welfare and ensuring a steady supply of safe and affordable pork.
Jan 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 11 barriers to reducing antimicrobial useInflexible production systems and high production costs are preventing pig producers from reducing antimicrobial use on pig farms, according to scientists.
Sep 26, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Urine-sampling options make it easier to evaluate gilt and sow healthUrine samples are an effective but underutilized diagnostic tool for evaluating the nutritional, physiological and health status of gilts and sows.
Sep 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Five ways to control scours before they beginUnderstanding the cause of scours can help reduce the negative impact of the condition on pig health and growth.
May 31, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on New Zealand pig sector welcomes $18M government biosecurity investmentNew Zealand’s pig sector has hailed government plans to spend more than $18M NZD ($12.7 USD) on improving biosecurity as a vital step for the country’s producers.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Time to reboot disease surveillanceUS pork production has gone through dramatic changes over recent decades, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the challenge that infectious disease presents. Swine veterinarians, researchers and...
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Change to FMD vaccine policy vital to protect US pig sectorThe US foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccination policy needs a multi-million dollar overhaul to protect the country’s pig sector from the threat of the disease, farm leaders say.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on PCV3 may be a bigger problem than expectedThe emergence of novel porcine circovirus-3 (PCV3) in US pig herds requires closer research into whether the disease is commonly circulating in the country’s hog population, scientists say.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Three-step approach for spotting sick sowsA three-pronged approach to observing sows can help identify illness, lower mortality and increase productivity, according to a leading vet.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Clay-fortified feed could help optimize pig dietsNatural minerals found in clay could help optimize the quality of pig feed by helping to manage the effects of nutritional imbalances in the gut.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Act now to find alternatives to antibiotics, producers toldUS hog farmers should take a hard look at their production practices if they are to maintain herd health and manage illness in the face of tougher antibiotics rules, a veterinarian urges.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nutrition key to reproductive performance of hyper-prolific sowsFinding ways to boost feed intake in hyper-prolific sows is key to ensuring they continue to meet their lifetime reproductive potential.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Breeding productivity provides clues about herd healthTaking a systematic approach to identifying changes in pig productivity could help limit the economic impact of infectious disease, according to scientists.
May 18, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Scientists to study true costs of PRRS to US hog farmersThe true costs of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) to US pig farms is set to be investigated by scientists looking at the effects of the disease on the country’s pork
May 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on US government invests $11M into antimicrobial resistance researchThe United States’ National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is investing $11 million into research that could help reduce the amount of antimicrobials used in pig production. The funding...
May 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Changing gut bacteria could boost herd productivityMaking use of unconventional feeds to alter the bacteria living in pig guts could make herds more productive and less likely to need antibiotics, scientists report. Rosie Nold, associate professor at...