Tag Archive: antibiotics, pig health
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 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.
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.