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.
Apr 26, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Good hygiene key to health and performance in fattening units, scientists findInvesting in biosecurity in fattening units could see Europe’s pig sector increase its earnings by billions of Euros a year thanks to improved pig health and growth rates.
Mar 18, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on PRRS vaccine overcomes maternal immunity in day-old pigletsA new vaccine for PRRS has been shown to overcome maternal immunity in newborn piglets, offering protection from this costly disease from before weaning through slaughter.
Jan 30, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Industry and government must help producers prepare for new German castration ban, pig vet saysWith new legislation in Germany banning castration without full anesthesia starting in 2021, the time for producers to make changes is now, a swine veterinarian says.
Oct 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Monitor growth restrictions to improve long-term piglet successTracking signs of pre-natal growth restriction in piglets could help producers select sows that are likely to have healthier offspring with lower rates of mortality, scientists say.