Researchers want to move from monitoring disease in the US pig population to actually forecasting if and when a potential disease will occur, said Kim VanderWaal, DVM, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University...
EW Nutrition, a global provider of animal nutrition solutions, announced today that it has acquired the Feed Quality and Pigments business from Novus International, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, EW Nutrition becomes the owner of world-renowned brands...
In this podcast, University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte discuss transporting pigs in cold weather. Included in their discussion is unfit pigs for transport, loading density, proper setup of the trailer, and knowing...
While there ‘feels’ like tremendous change has taken place within the pork industry industry, producers have becoming increasingly aware of the industry’s growing dependence upon the export market. Because farmers face many different issues, Dr. Spencer Wayne obtains answers...
Batch farrowing used to be a common practice, but as farms got bigger, continuous-flow production became the norm. Now it appears batch farrowing is making a comeback, according to John Deen, DVM, PhD, distinguished global professor at the University...
U.S. lean hog futures rose 3.8% on Monday, notching their biggest daily gain since September, in a technical bounce from the three-week low they hit on Friday, traders said. "We hit the bottom end of the range so we are...
Increased productivity helps lower labor cost and improve pig performance. By Duane Kleve, general manager, Nedap Livestock Management Operating a finishing facility today with real-time information on finishing pig weight and performance helps pig farms better work through today’s razor-thin margins. That’s...
Dr. Alyssa Betlach, member of the Maria Pieters Myco Lab, recently published a study on the natural transmission of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in Veterinary Microbiology. The study evaluated transmission rate in a naïve gilt population and compared various sample types...
When treating pigs, focus on water quality, mixing protocols and water system cleanliness. Water-soluble medications are a fast, flexible option for treating pigs. They can be mixed in the barn and delivered immediately. They typically have a shorter duration of...
his is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website. This week, the MSHMP team in collaboration with Pipestone Veterinary Services presents...
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