Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus (Strep zoo) is most commonly identified as a commensal bacterium of horses. Strep zoo was first reported as a severe clinical disease in swine in Canada in the spring of 2019.  This Manitoba case occurred...
By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Friday, April 8, 2022  GRAINS:  Upside breakout? After trading lower all night the corn market, May corn, looks poised to challenge key resistance defined as a close over 760. May bean oil is attempting to break out of a possible...
Preventing the spread of wild pigs in Ontario is an important opportunity for Ontario. Wild pigs are considered one of the most damaging invasive species in North America and have been called an ‘ecological train wreck’ for the sheer damage...
Japan Expands U.S. Beef Safeguard    By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Friday, March 25, 2022  GRAINS:  Cash palm oil was flat overnight, but palm oil futures closed higher. Early trade on soybean oil is lower but the market is trading 70 points off the overnight lows....
Reprinted from: PigHealthToday.com Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) continues to plague US swine herds. The pathogen is especially troublesome in cases of co-infection with other diseases on a farm. The first step to controlling and eliminating M. hyo is to classify...
The University of Minnesota’s Leman Swine Conference was held virtually in October, a new twist to the presentation of the 30-year conference for swine veterinarians. During the conference, UMN’s John Deen moderated a session which discussed the pros and...
There are several factors related to dietary Ca that may influence digestibility of amino acids (AA). By chelating to dietary phytate, dietary Ca can form non-digestible Ca-phytate complexes, and this may result in reductions of P and AA digestibility....
Getting pigs off to a good start is both an art and science, and even under the best of circumstances it can be challenging. For many producers, it was even more challenging in 2020 with marketing constraints due to...
Late last week, Associated Press writer Scott McFetridge reported that, “Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. “That makes it all the more frustrating that...
Turning the page on 2020 brings new hope and different attitudes across all spectrums. Certainly the swine industry isn’t alone in the challenges we faced this past year, but we did have more than our share of adversity to...
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