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‘Nuts n’ tails’ fluid testing is promising, practical method of PRRSV monitoring

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Testing fluids obtained from routine castration and tail-docking procedures looks to be a promising, practical and affordable way...

Building a better understanding of biosecurity and PRRS risks

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ At the center of any biosecurity program is the goal of preventing pathogens or diseases from entering and...

PCR falls short in monitoring PRRSV transport biosecurity

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Transport biosecurity is a growing priority as evidence shows that contaminated livestock trailers are a significant risk in...

Fat-soluble vitamins: Beyond nutritional needs

Source: (2018 Proceedings of the American Assoc. of Swine Veterinarians) Introduction Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E are vital nutrients for all swine. These vitamins are routinely...

Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survival

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Piglet survival sets the stage for a hog system’s success. Two midwestern sow operations recently discussed how...

Production Losses From an Endemic Animal Disease: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in...

1Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States 2Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine,...

Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ First in a series Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs:...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Is Customizing Pork Primal Value an Opportunity

  Is Customising Pork Primal Value an Opportunity? Bob Kemp,VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc. In the last several years the value of different pork primals...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Another genomic tool for improving litter size

  Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Phd,  Genetician Genesus Inc. czhang@genesus.com Litter size is a very important factor determining sow profitability. A major limitation for increasing litter size is embryonic...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Short remark about dry sows feeding

  Pavel Tefilov, Swine Specialist, Genesus Inc. When we miss paying enough attention to feeding dry sows during gestation, this may lead to serious issues with...