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Use of Temperature, Humidity, and Slaughter Condemnation Data to Predict Increases in Transport Losses in Three Classes of Swine and Resulting Foregone Revenue

    Peterson E, Remmenga M, Hagerman AD and Akkina JE (2017) Use of Temperature, Humidity, and Slaughter Condemnation Data to Predict Increases in Transport Losses in Three Classes of Swine and Resulting Foregone Revenue. Front. Vet. Sci. 4:67. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00067     The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

U of Missouri: Piglets Might Unlock Keys to In Vitro Fertilization in Humans

  It is estimated that parents seeking to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF) spend between $12,000 and $15,000 each session plus the cost of medications, which could average between $3,000 and $5,000. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri publishing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science have made a discovery

Dedicated Cull Sow Transport Equipment Expected to Reduce Risk of PED Movement

  PEDv Telephone Town Hall 48:10   Farmscape for July 20, 2017 Manitoba Agriculture is hopeful the use of dedicated swine transportation equipment to move cull sows will help reduce the potential for spreading PED.   Since the end of April 59 Manitoba swine operations have been confirmed infected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea.   Dr.

AASV Seeks Young Energetic Talent

As you know, AASV represents the interests of our membership and that of the pig on a wide variety of topics. We are frequently asked to offer up some names of our members to serve on working groups, professional associations, committees, etc. I would really like to encourage a younger generation of our membership to

Jon Thompson joins Ceva as Swine Strategic Account Manager

  Industry veteran, Jon Thompson, has joined Ceva Animal Health’s swine division as a Strategic Account Manager. “Jon’s impressive sales track record, long-term customer relationships and deep understanding of swine production will compliment Ceva’s efforts to provide value and exceptional service to customers,” said Gary Robertson, Director Swine business.   Thompson joins Ceva from Bayer

Showpigs Slaughtered at Ohio County Fair After Positive Swine Flu Test

  The state has ordered 280 showpigs slaughtered after a pig at the Clinton County Fair  tested positive for H3N2 according to an interview with Clinton  County Fair officials by WLWT. The barn has been quarantined and will be disinfected after the animals are removed to prevent the spread of swine flu to fairgoers. Swine flu

National Pork Board Offers Animal Science Webinar Series

  The Animal Science Research Webinar Series is designed to highlight results from completed research projects funded by the Animal Science Committee of the National Pork Board. These results have direct application to production and therefore pork producers will find this information to be valuable as they make management decisions that affect productivity and profitability.

Update on PRRS/SECD Rule Changes

      Following public hearings and comment period earlier this spring, the proposed Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) rule that establishes testing requirements for commercial swine imported into or moving within Wisconsin has been updated. Changes were made to the draft rule as a result of comments

Heat stress in swine: Impact on production

Sarah Schieck Introduction Pigs are much more sensitive to heat than other animals because they lack the ability to sweat. Therefore, high temperatures can lead to heat stress which causes poor performance. Often, pork producers think only about grow-finish pigs when they consider the negative effects heat stress has on their pigs. In reality, heat

APHIS Announces Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) is making the Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan available today. The plan outlines a strategy to detect and respond to emerging animal diseases and define the processes that APHIS will use to identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases

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