Tag Archive: Chris Rademacher, lameness, sow mortality
Apr 04, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Why did sow-mortality rates jump to 15%?The spike in sow-mortality rates over the past decade has prompted the US pork industry to hunt for answers.
Feb 27, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Why sows leave the herd: Biological priorities and productivityWhen it comes to sow productivity, culling and mortality issues, “the simple answer is there’s no simple answer,” John Deen, DVM, University of Minnesota swine epidemiologist, told Pig Health...
Jan 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Yeske: Multiple factors contributing to rising sow-mortality ratesThe spike in sow-mortality rates in recent years has everyone in the US pork industry searching for answers. Don’t expect any simple solutions, however.
Apr 13, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on What’s driving the surge in sow mortality?Sow mortality in US herds has trended upward in recent years, and identifying the reasons has frustrated producers and veterinarians alike.
Apr 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on IPIC targeting losses from sow mortalityHealthy and productive sows help ensure profitable and efficient herds. So, when the sow mortality rate due to pelvic organ prolapse started to increase throughout the industry for no apparent...
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 12 questions to tackle sow mortalityIdentifying the exact nutritional, health and management issues linked to sow mortality is key to understanding how to address the problem in swine herds, according to a pig health expert.