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Coping with shortage of Vitamin A and E in swine diets

In January, the swine nutritionist team at the University of Minnesota shared in National Hog Farmer, how to cope with the shortage of vitamins A and E in swine diets. Usually, vitamins A and E are added to swine diets at up to 4 times the recommendation made by the National Research council. This is

Merck Expands Availability For Its Pork Vaccine PORCILIS ILEITIS

Source: Merck news release Merck Animal Health is excited to increase availability of PORCILIS ILEITIS this month. Strong demand has confirmed that veterinarians and pork producers value PORCILIS ILEITIS as a solution in helping improve the health of growing pigs. PORCILIS ILEITIS is the first injectable vaccine that offers a 20-week duration of immunity (DOI)

Breeding sows without CD163 gene might ultimately eliminate PRRS virus

Read more articles on Pig Health Today Sows without the CD163 gene are not only resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus, they also give birth to healthy, normal piglets — a finding that could ultimately lead to elimination of a devastating disease, researchers say.  In their study, the researchers demonstrated that the absence of CD163 in the sow is sufficient to protect the fetus from PRRS. Piglets from these sows may still be susceptible

Colostrum Intake and Body Temperature Key Factors Influence Piglet Survivability

Farmscape for April 12, 2018 Full Interview 5:35 Listen An Associate Veterinarian with Demeter Veterinary Services says keeping newly born piglets warm and ensuring they get a g ood dose of colostrum quickly are the key factors that will influence their survivability.”Early Pig Care, the Piglet: Off To The Races” was among the topics discussed

Tonisity Appoints General Manager and Chief Operations Officer

Tonisity, a cutting-edge company bringing innovative swine nutrition, health and wellness products to market, is growing its senior leadership with the addition of Daniel Faidley as general manager and E. Michael Amos as chief operations officer (COO) of its U.S. business. Tonisity appoints Daniel Faidley as general manager of its U.S. business for Tonisity Px, the

PED Remains Top Issue on Minds of Manitoba Pork Producers

Farmscape for April 10, 2018 Full Interview 7:28 Listen The Chair of Manitoba Pork says containing an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea that struck the southeastern part of the province one year ago is an example of all stakeholders com ing together in a concerted effort for the successful handling of a bad situation.An outbreak

New PEDv Test Expected to Speed Up Turn Around and Cut Costs

Farmscape for April 6, 2018 Full Interview 13:20 Listen The Chief Operating Officer with Aquila Diagnostic Systems says an of farm analysis being developed to identify the presence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus will shorten the turn around time while cutting the cost of the test. Aquila Diagnostic Systems, in partnership with Swine Innovation Porc,

Batch farrowing offers smaller sow farms improved disease control

Read more articles on Pig Health Today Independent sow farms grouped together and using batch farrowing may be able to capture the same health advantages as a 5,000-sow farm with all-in, all-out production, suggested David Baumert, DVM, Zoetis. Batch farrowing involves breeding a large group of sows in a short period of time versus

Pharmgate and ECO Animal Health Partner to Bring Leading Pharmgate Animal Health Swine Vaccines to Europe

Pharmgate LLC, a leading global animal health organization based in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA and ECO Animal Health Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of ECO Animal Health Group plc, today are pleased to announce the formation of a new joint venture, ECO-Pharm Limited, based in the Republic of Ireland. ECO-Pharm Limited will be responsible for

Retailers setting their sights on pain management in pig production

Read more articles on Pig Health Today Although antibiotics and sow housing have remained center stage in recent years, retailers are increasingly are putting pressure on producers to address pain management as part of their responsible-sourcing policies. In 2014, for example, Starbucks announced it would require pain mitigation with physical castration throughout their supply

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