Tag Archive: pig welfare, piglet health, piglet survival, PROHEALTH, Vivi Aarestrup Moustsen
Aug 13, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Positive interactions with sows reduce piglet crushingEncouraging staff to have more direct involvement with managing and handling sows can have positive impacts on herd welfare and mortality rates, say scientists.
May 03, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on What to do when emotions run high in a disease breakAny way you look at it, going through a disease break on a farm is difficult. “The pigs are easy; it’s the people that make things difficult.”
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.
Oct 25, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on ISU scientists pinpoint indicators of acute pain in neonatal pigsIndicators of acute pain in piglets have been identified by researchers from Iowa State University (ISU).
Aug 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Freedom of choice limits pig aggressionDesigning sow housing that focuses on comfort and allowing pigs to make their own decisions can help minimize stress and aggression in group housing.
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.
Jun 05, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Post-Brexit support vital for UK pig welfare pushUK pig producers should receive government support if they are expected to adopt higher levels of animal welfare when the country leaves the European Union, industry leaders have said.
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 Joint initiative aims to drive Canada’s pig welfare effortsA joint government and industry initiative is helping drive Canadian pig producer’s efforts to improve animal welfare standards on their farms.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Greater clarity needed in animal care codes, say Canadian hog farmersCanada’s pork producers are demanding greater clarity as the deadline for changes to the country’s pig code of practice approaches.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Consumer communication top priority for Canada’s pig producersImproving communication with the public and the media must become a top priority for Canada’s pork industry, an industry expert has said.
May 18, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Boar taint vaccination: Plus points for an ‘entire’ marketFor years, Britain has boasted some of the world’s highest standards of pig welfare. But as continental Europe moves to ban surgical castration, the UK’s “castration-free” status may no...