Animal Well-Being

  • Jun 24, 2016

    Beat the ‘hog days’ of summer

    Take necessary steps to ensure your hogs will remain comfortable in this summer's heat, and reward you with continued performance....More
  • Jun 23, 2016
    press release

    DeStress boosts animal care and profitability for swine, cattle

    Hot on the heels of rising animal welfare pressures, livestock producers and industry in North America and beyond now have expanded access to an innovative new natural solution. Based on strong response from an initial market introduction phase, DeStress Nutritional Technology, based in Alberta, Canada, has increased its manufacturing and distribution capacity to allow for dramatically broadened availability of its DeStress-Ruminants and DeStress-Swine product lines....More
  • Jun 22, 2016
    press release

    Brookside Agra establishes product protocol for safe, odor-free composting of animal carcasses

    With increasing concerns over ground water contamination, aesthetics and the expenses associated with traditional burying, burning and pick-up of animal carcasses, today’s animal farmers are turning to a more acceptable, cost-effective method of carcass disposal — composting....More
  • Jun 22, 2016

    Pig farmers urged to prepare for new VFD rule now

    National Pork Producers Council chief veterinarian, Liz Wagstrom, sat down with National Hog Farmer staff to discuss the new Veterinary Feed Directive rule and the changes soon coming to the farm.  The new Veterinary Feed Directive and prescription changes for water-based antibiotics go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 but the transition period is starting now....More
  • Jun 22, 2016
    press release

    Pain management breakthrough for improved pig welfare

    Studies funded by the Australian Pork Industry and conducted by researchers at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, the University of Sydney (the Faculty), have established that the application of a farmer-applied, spray-on topical anaesthetic formulation (Tri-Solfen) results in significant extended pain relief compared to injectable local anaesthetics in piglets undergoing castration....More
  • Jun 22, 2016
    press release

    Kristine Harms joins Choice Genetics USA as Paramount/CT veterinarian

    Choice Genetics USA is pleased to announce that Kristine M. Harms has joined the Health and Technical Services team as Paramount/CT veterinarian. Harms attended Iowa State University for both her undergraduate and DVM degrees, recently graduating this year with her DVM. She will be based out of CG’s paternal nucleus, Paramount, in Butler, Mo., and will focus on health of the farm, as well as monitoring pigs undergoing CT scanning....More
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