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New Morrison Swine Innovator Prize Seeks to Inspire and Support Next Generation of Swine Veterinary Leaders

Program honors the legacy of late University of Minnesota professor through monetary prize and networking opportunities for veterinary medicine students The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce the new Morrison Swine Innovator Prize, which honors the legacy of Dr. Bob Morrison, by encouraging the pursuit of work that’s relevant to

Dr. Bob Thompson Receives the 2017 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award

Bob Thompson, DVM, MS, has been named the recipient of this year’s Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award, which is given on behalf of the University of Minnesota through the sponsorship of Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). BI presented Dr. Thompson with the award at the 2017 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota,

Researchers Identify Strategies For Reducing Aggression Among Group Housed Sows

  Full Interview 12:24 Listen    Farmscape for September 21, 2017 A researcher with the Prairie Swine Centre says a range of strategies have been shown effective for reducing aggression among group housed sows.   In response to Canadian Pig Code of Practice changes which will require gestating sows to be housed in groups, researchers

Danger!: 500+ Mycotoxins Putting Your Pigs at Risk

What are mycotoxins? Mycotoxins are natural substances produced by molds in the field and during the storage of grains, feeds and forages. With over 500 diverse types of mycotoxins discovered (yes, there are over 500!), it is a prevalent issue that can negatively affect your herd’s productivity, efficiency and profitability. How do mycotoxins affect your herd? Pigs are extremely

DSM Introduces Hy•D® for Swine in U.S. Market

  Today’s higher producing sows and faster growing pigs being raised indoors require producers to be more diligent when managing the vitamin D status of their herd. To fully optimize the genetic potential within their herds, and to improve overall nutrition status and profitability, DSM introduces Hy•D® for swine. DSM, with the aid of an external

NPPC Chief Veterinarian Participates in Antibiotic Meetings

  NPPC Chief Veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom participated this week in a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB). At the meeting, held in Washington, D.C., veterinarians and animal health manufacturers focused on incentive reporting for the development of diagnostics, vaccines and new therapeutic products.  

Surgical Castration with Pain Relief Affects the Health and Productive Performance of Pigs in the Suckling Period

  Joaquin Morales Andre Dereu Alberto Manso Laura de Frutos Carlos Piñeiro Edgar G. Manzanilla and Niels Wuyts     Surgical castration is still practiced in many EU countries to avoid undesirable aggressive behavior and boar taint in male pigs. However, evidence shows that castration is painful and has a detrimental influence on pig health. This study investigated the clinical and productive effects of surgical

World Veterinary Association Recognizes Kansas State University’s Hans Coetzee for Animal Welfare Work

Hans Coetzee, professor and head of the anatomy and physiology department in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of six recipients of the World Veterinary Association’s Global Animal Welfare Awards. Co-founded and supported by Ceva Santé Animale, a global veterinary health company, the awards were presented to an outstanding veterinarian in each of the six

Check Out the SHIC Rapid Response Corps Training Now Live Online

Memories of PEDv are never far from pork industry stakeholders’ minds. Anticipating another novel or transboundary disease will someday strike, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) took on creation of a Rapid Response Program including the infrastructure ability to respond to an outbreak from a known or unknown etiology. SHIC funded a proposal from Iowa

Challenging the Status Quo on Pig Handling

  Moving pigs is often a time-consuming, frustrating and even hazardous process — but it doesn’t have to be. Nancy Lidster knows that as well as anyone. She and her husband, Don, were commercial pig producers for 20 years in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan before spending the past two decades running a training company

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