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Urine sampling can reliably detect penicillin residues in sows

As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Urine sampling is a reliable way to detect procaine penicillin G (PPG) residues prior to processing and may help producers avoid processing-plant violations, according to Locke A. Karriker, DVM, a professor at Iowa State University. Increasing incidence of PPG-residue detection in cull sows has been reported, due in part to changes

Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium Represents 40 Years of Innovation

Farmscape for November 15, 2017 Full Interview 6:37 Listen The Chair of Sask Pork says, while the province’s pork industry has changed dramatically over 40 years, innovation and creativity of its people have remained the same. 40 years ago the Saskatchewan Pork Marketing Commission organized the first Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium. Among the highlights of

U.S. Pig Farmers Continue Focus on Antibiotic Stewardship

Pork Checkoff leads investment in antibiotic research America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to make progress in their quest for superior antibiotic stewardship to help protect people, pigs and the planet. On their behalf, the National Pork Board is pleased again to celebrate U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week with organizations such as

Effects of Dakota Gold distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and conventional DDGS on growth performance and carcass quality of pigs fed diets as meal or as pellets

Dakota Gold is a low-oil source of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) produced using a cold-fermentation process. Recent research conducted by the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory has demonstrated that the standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of amino acids is greater in Dakota Gold than in conventional DDGS, but Dakota Gold contains less metabolizable energy (ME)

Smithfield Foods No.1 Global Mega Producer

Gregg Schmidt, President, Hog Production Division, Smithfield (left) Jamie Williams, Sales Representative, Genesus Inc (right) Program sponsored by Genesus Inc. in collaboration with National Hog Farmer   Twenty-seven pork producers with each over 100,000 sows can claim the title of Global Mega Producers this year. The Mega Global Producers are as diverse as their geographic

Identification, Treatment and Prevention of Shoulder Lesions in Sows

Shoulder lesions are most commonly observed in sows during the weeks following farrowing. Long periods of lying combined with poor body condition can increase the likelihood of sows developing shoulder sores. The prevalence of shoulder lesions varies greatly depending on farm and sow factors, with anywhere from 10 to 50% of sows being affected. Shoulder

America’s Pig Farmers Demonstrate Principles of One Health Day

Pork Checkoff continues investment in antibiotic research he National Pork Board, representing America’s 60,000 pig farmers, is pleased to celebrate global One Health Day on Nov. 3 by reaffirming its ongoing commitment to the core value of doing what’s right for the overall health of people, pigs and the planet. (Click here for related infographic.)

Zoetis QUICK TIP: Video: Don’t Let Swine Influenza Become Complicated

Video: Don’t Let Swine Influenza Become Complicated Some quick tips to help outsmart outbreaks  The influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) is always evolving, and there aren’t always clinical signs. Watch this short video to understand what you’re up against and stay ahead of this ever-changing challenge.   H1N1 Gamma, H1N2 Delta-1, H3N2 Cluster-IV-A and

Cargill, Diamond V to join forces to create leading natural animal health & nutrition business

Acquisition will accelerate growth and support healthier animals and more wholesome food production Responding to growing consumer preferences for natural and wholesome food production, Cargill today announced it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Diamond V, a leading global provider of innovative natural solutions and technologies that improve animal health, animal performance, and food

MicroSintesis and Bio Agri Mix Sign Exclusive Agreement to Market Game-Changing Proteobiotic Technology to Canadian Swine Producers

Distribution agreement will create opportunities to reduce antibiotic use in the future MicroSintesis and Bio Agri Mix have signed a distribution agreement to market a unique Proteobiotic technology for Canadian swine production. Nuvio is the first product made of protein sources that contain probiotic molecules, termed Proteobiotics, which have been proven in clinical trials to

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