Tracking Antimicrobial Resistance: Down on the Farm, Dr. Scott Dee, Director of Research, Pipestone Veterinary Services

In the summer of 2016, Pipestone set forth the challenge to be global leaders in antimicrobial stewardship. As swine veterinarians, we feel a responsibility to lead the industry with science-driven decisions on how to manage the use of antimicrobials, track resistance, and make proactive changes to practices if increased resistance was shown. With that in

Improved Laying Areas for Sows

Improved Laying Areas for Sows Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Prairie Swine Centre, Swine Innovation by Ken Engele on March 23, 2018  Improving the Laying Area for Gestating Sows This video clip contains testimonials from hog producers who participated in a project focused on strategies to improve laying areas for gestating sows housed in groups.

Dennis Smith from Archer Financial Services, April 17th 2018

Out-front Boxed Beef Sales Continue to Soar By Dennis Smith   Follow me on Twitter @denniscattle   Tuesday April 17, 2018     LEAN HOGS: Packers tied to break the cash hog market yesterday but it clearly did not work. Receipts were not heavy and at the end of the day the cash market was

Zinpro Corporation Names Lewis Liu as Technical Sales Manager – China

His addition will strengthen the company’s technical  sales support across multiple species Zinpro Corporation announces that Lewis Liu joins Zinpro Corporation as technical sales manager – China. In this role, Liu helps manage regional sales and marketing activities to better serve Zinpro customers in China as they seek to improve animal wellness and performance with

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

SDSU Extension Veterinarian Recognized

By Lura Roti for SDSU Extension South Dakota State University recently recognized Russ Daly with the F.O. Butler Award for Excellence in Service in Extension/Outreach. Daly is an SDSU Professor in the Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department, the SDSU Extension Veterinarian and State Public Health Veterinarian. “Dr. Daly has dedicated his life to serving the

Impact of Diet on Odor

North Carolina State University, Department of Animal Science and W. Powers Iowa State University, Department of Animal Science   Summary Although odors have always been associated with animal production, only within the last decade has the interest to control them resulted in extensive research. Because odors are difficult to measure, this research has not achieved

NPPC Urges U.S. Government to Consider Economic Contributions of Pork When Setting Trade Policy

Farmscape for April 4, 2018 Full Interview 7:42 Listen The National Pork Producers Council is urging the U.S. government to consider the contributions of the pork sector to the U.S, economy as it deals with issues related  to international trade.The United States is re-w orking key free trade agreements and exploring the possibility of initiating

Jim Long Pork Commentary, USDA March Hogs and Pig Report More Pigs. April 3rd 2018

Jim Long, President and CEO Genesus Genetics There is no doubt that the US continues to increase pig production. This is being accomplished by two things – more sows and increased productivity. March USDA Hogs and Pigs (x 1,000 head) With the increase in the breeding herd and more pigs per litter, the U.S. market

Our strategy for eliminating M. hyo from breed-to-wean herds By Attila Farkas, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.

By Attila Farkas, DVM Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. Carthage, Illinois Read more articles on Pig Health Today Many pork producers still struggle with Mycoplasma hyopneumonia (M. hyo) in their herds. The pathogen remains one of the prevailing causes of enzootic pneumonia. Even though it’s primarily a chronic respiratory disease of growers, M. hyo can