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Time Will Tell Whether PED Can Be Eliminated from Manitoba

Farmscape for February 13, 2018 Full Interview 7:25 Listen An Animal Health Surveillance Veterinarian with Manitoba Agriculture says time will tell whether PED will ultimately be eliminated from Manitoba. Last April the first of what would grow to 80 cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, becoming the largest animal disease outbreak in the province in 30

Healthy, stress-free GI tract is key to pigs’ long-term health

Read more articles on Pig Health Today A healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract is inextricably linked to the nervous system and is generally a strong predictor of a pig’s overall health, said a research veterinarian who specializes in animal neuroscience. Most people don’t see a connection between the GI tract and the nervous system, but

Study Reveals Concern About The Future Of The Veterinary Profession

Source: Merck news release Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the results of a large, well-controlled study with veterinarians designed to definitively quantify the prevalence of mental illness and stress in the veterinary profession and compare the findings to previous studies and the general U.S.

New Study Finds Swine Veterinarians at Risk for Personality Deficiencies

Have you ever heard a colleague say, “The pigs are easy; people are the challenge”? Do you ever wonder why connecting with some people is more difficult for you than with others? Perhaps you’ve found some clients, colleagues, employees or supervisors easier to motivate and influence than others. If so, then join your AASV peers

Full Year: Eli Lilly’s Sales Up 8%, Net Earnings Up 21%

Source: Eli Lilly news release To view the complete report, click here. Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017. For the full year 2017, worldwide revenue increased 8 percent compared with 2016 to $22.871 billion. The revenue increase was driven by a 6

Raised Without Antibiotic Pork Supply Could Eventually Exceed Demand

Farmscape for February 2, 2018 Full Interview 7:21 Listen Consumers have sent out the signal that, in some cases, they are prepared to pay a premium for meat from animals that have been raised without the use of antibiotics. Dr. Greg Wideman, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with South West Ontario Veterinary Services, observes there

Global Animal Health Company Zoetis Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary

Source: Zoetis news release Zoetis Inc. (ZTS: NYSE), the leading global animal health company, today celebrated its fifth anniversary since becoming a public company by hosting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan for a special town hall meeting at the company’s global research and development headquarters in Kalamazoo,Mich. Zoetis

Alternative Antibiotic Gives Piglets a Boost

An amino acid produced naturally in humans, swine and other species shows promise as an alternative to antibiotics and growth promoters for piglets. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists found that L-glutamine fed to piglets produced positive growth and health effects. This news comes at an opportune time in light of the 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive

New forms of swine influenza pose tough but manageable challenges

Read more articles on Pig Health Today New strains of the swine influenza virus continue to emerge, making it difficult for pork producers to manage, two experts who specialize in the disease of food animals said at a recent webinar organized by Farm Journal’s Pork. The webinar, “Swine Influenza and what it means to

Wean-to-Finish Production Systems Evolve for Healthy Pigs

Article by Ryan Samuel, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Swine Specialist Wean-to-finish production systems emerged as a new concept in the pork production industry in the late ’90s moving newly weaned pigs into biosecure wean-to-finish facilities forming static groups, rather than being relocated after the nursery phase into grow-finish barns. According to a 2013 analysis

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