Oct 20, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Suvaxyn® PRRS MLV protects against highly pathogenic PRRSV-1 field strain
DISCOVERIES: Pigs vaccinated with Suvaxyn®️ PRRS MLV at 1 day of age had less viremia and nasal shedding than unvaccinated pigs when challenged with a virulent European field strain of PRRSV.
What’s in a name? Understanding how flu viruses are identified can help fine-tune swine vaccine strategies
Feb 26, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on What’s in a name? Understanding how flu viruses are identified can help fine-tune swine vaccine strategies
By Micah Jansen, DVM, Veterinary Manager, US Pork, Zoetis
Imported feed ingredients: Supplier’s sourcing, biosecurity, shipping vital to product integrity, safety
Feb 04, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Imported feed ingredients: Supplier’s sourcing, biosecurity, shipping vital to product integrity, safety
Kevin Eggers, DVM, technical services veterinarian at Zoetis, talked with editors of Pig Health Today about African swine fever (ASF) and the possible risks of importing the virus through feed...
Nov 24, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study demonstrates farm-to-fork benefits of immunological estrus suppression in market gilts
A new study reveals that market gilts grow better and produce more meat that is more palatable to consumers when treated with a vaccine that temporarily delays puberty.
Sep 30, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Zoetis releases update of M. Hyo Manual
Zoetis has released an update of the comprehensive manual, “A Contemporary Review of Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae Control Strategies,” with 14 articles developed by swine-disease experts...
PRRSV-1 modified-live virus vaccine cross-protects against three major PRRSV subtypes prevalent in Europe
Sep 08, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on PRRSV-1 modified-live virus vaccine cross-protects against three major PRRSV subtypes prevalent in Europe
New studies show that a commercial vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) cross-protects against isolates from the three major subtypes of the virus found in Europe.
Aug 29, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Committing time, attention to pig’s first 24 hours key to health, uniformity
The farrowing room is a demanding place — one that needs to accommodate the divergent needs of a 500+-pound sow and her 10, 15 or 20 piglets weighing anywhere from 1.5 to 3 pounds.
May 27, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Watch your Strep: Keep your guard up for this evolving bacterium
Few things remain the same for long on a hog farm. By the very nature of today’s production system, pigs are continuously moving on or off a site. One thing that remains constant is Strep suis.
Mar 30, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Moving parts: Integrated, holistic approach needed for effective mycoplasma control
Renewed interest in M. hyo and its impact on herd health and performance has prompted producers and veterinarians to re-evaluate control strategies for the costly bacterial disease.
Jun 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Three-phase plan helps seize control of PRRS
By Jose Angulo, DVM Managing Veterinarian, PRRS specialist Pork Technical Services Zoetis
May 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Early PRRS vaccination helps protect pigs through slaughter
A new, single-dose vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been shown to protect pigs from before weaning to slaughter, helping prevent secondary infections and...
Mar 03, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on US pork industry’s first vaccine with two PCV2 genotypes announced at AASV
The US pork industry’s first vaccine to include two genotypes of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) — 2a and 2b — was announced on the first day of the American Association of Swine...
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Proposed classification system to improve M. hyo control tested in commercial setting
By Lucina Galina Pantoja, DVM, PhD, Director, swine technical services, Zoetis
May 02, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Using diagnostics to optimize PCV2 vaccination
By Don McDermid, DVM, Swine Veterinary Services Manager, Zoetis, Kirkland, Quebec, Canada