Can the processing-fluid toolbox expand beyond PRRS?

Piglet processing fluids have been shown to be a practical, time-efficient and affordable diagnostic tool for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), and some...

Antimicrobial use in wean to market pigs in the United States assessed via voluntary...

This 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...

Demonstrated Prebiotic Applications

Natural events, government regulations, and changing consumer values all influence the production animal industry. In the case of the North American swine industry, these...

Disease Outbreak: What Went Wrong?

Dylan Lape, DVM Pork Veterinary Solutions June 6, 2021 Introduction: In livestock production, it is the job of the veterinarian to help and, advise producers on how best to...

How To Enhance Biosecurity And Save Money At The Same Time!

Jeff Odle LANXESS Corporation, Actives and Disinfectants, Pittsburgh, PA Introduction The swine industry in the United States was poised to have an excellent 2020 with new trade...

Detection of Salmonella-specific Antibody in Swine Oral Fluids

Briony M. Atkinson, Bradley L. Bearson, Crystal L. Loving, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, Jalusa D. Kich & Shawn M. D. Bearson Porcine Health Management volume 5,...

Genesus Global Technical Report-Factors Affecting Preweaning Piglet Mortality- Part 1

Dinesh Thekkoot PhD, Genesus Inc.   Pigs are polytochous animals, which means they produce multiple piglets in one farrowing. This evolutionary strategy is called “parental optimism”...

Litter level agreement of PRRS PCR results in testicles, tails and udder wipes samples

This recent publication by former MSHMP post-doc Dr. Carles Vilalta compares various sample types used to assess PRRS status of piglets at the litter...

Manuresheds: Advancing nutrient recycling in US agriculture

Highlights • A "manureshed" encompasses the lands surrounding animal feeding operations onto which manure nutrients can be redistributed to meet environmental, production, and economic...

New valine product for pig diets provides adequate nutrition

Many animal feeds contain crystalline amino acids, nitrogen-based building blocks for protein synthesis. Often, crystalline amino acids are manufactured by genetically engineered bacteria, which...
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