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Farmscape for September 21, 2022 Full Interview 11:04 Listen Researchers with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are confident characterizing the epidemiology of Streptococcus suis will lead improved diagnostics and treatment. In an effort to improve the diagnostics and...
For generations, Manitoba farmers have depended on the land for their livelihoods. As farms have grown, technological advances have helped them increase yields while protecting the land and its natural resources. Hog farming is no different — Manitoba’s hog...
Source: Open Access Government Livestock vaccinations lead to healthy animals, healthy consumers, and a profitable industry Vaccines are critical to protecting the health of livestock, such as pigs, which are a valuable source of protein for human consumption. It also protects...
Farmscape for September 9, 2022 Full Interview 19:43 Listen The Manager of the Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network says adjusting the fibre content of the feed appears to address the problem of sow mortality resulting from excess intake...
Farmscape for September 7, 2022 Full Interview 19:43 Listen The Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network reports an increasing number of cases of Coccidiosis have been showing up in Alberta. Infections that cause diarrhea in pigs were among the highlights...
Farmscape for September 6, 2022 Full Interview 12:28 Listen The General Manager of Manitoba Pork suggests it's up to farmers to ensure the public is aware of what it takes to maintain a sustainable food supply. An article circulated...
Farmscape for September 2, 2022 Full Interview 19:43 Listen The Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network has developed a new model to help swine producers ensure their herds are free of infections that cause blisters. In response to Seneca...
Farmscape for August 29, 2022 Full Interview 19:43 Listen The Canada West Swine Health Intelligence Network is advising pork producers in Manitoba to be particularly cautious when spreading manure this fall due to the high number of manure storages...
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infections worldwide. Cystitis is an inflammation of the urinary bladder. This infection is often the result of an ascending bacterial infection. The condition is often subclinical in pigs...
Tail biting has continued to be a problem that occurs in pig production despite an increase in our knowledge of techniques that can be used to prevent tail biting. Still a major “pain in the butt” on some farms...
I am excited to share the news that the fourth edition of 2022 was sent to press last week. This issue of Prairie Hog Country in its 64 pages is jammed packed with all the latest hog news and...
Image 1. Alberta pork value of exports to major markets Source: Alberta Government While Canada is a strong exporter of pork, total global exports are forecast to decrease in 2022 from 2021 levels. “Global market analysis by USDA forecasts a pork production...
Farmscape for July 29, 2022 Full Interview 12:02 Listen The Veterinary Counselor with the Canadian Pork Council says Canada U.S. zoning arrangements form a critical tool to facilitate the cross-border movement of livestock while guarding against the spread of...
Farmscape for July 28, 2022 Full Interview 5:48 Listen A three-year benchmarking project being conducted by the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board will shed new light on the frequency and application of antimicrobial drugs on the province's swine farms. In...
Farmscape for July 26, 2022 Full Interview 13:40 Listen A Professor with Western College of Veterinary Medicine predicts, as the use of antibiotics decreases over the coming years, there will be a greater need to diagnose specific pathogens. The...