Animal Well-Being

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  • Apr 29, 2016
    press release

    Purina selects the RxExpress platform for VFD compliance

    Purina Animal Nutrition has selected the RxExpress software platform from New Planet Technologies as its tool to help meet feed documentation requirements of the Veterinary Feed Directive. This federal regulation mandates documentation of a veterinarian’s approval to feed or distribute feed additive antibiotics that are deemed medically important to production livestock. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017....More
  • Apr 28, 2016
    blog

    Do your draft homework to develop a strong pork team

    Just as football teams assess their current strengths and weaknesses, pork producers should also evaluate where their team could use a high "draft pick."...More
  • Apr 26, 2016
    press release

    Hypor invests in new technology for swine genetic improvement

    Hypor is growing the number of pigs it tests by 25% with the addition of several Pig Performance feeding stations at its nucleus facility in Abernethy, Saskatchewan. The new Pig Performance feeding stations will be installed by June. “By increasing our feeding stations we’ll be able to collect more phenotypes and make faster genetic improvements for the whole swine industry,” says Hypor Director of Research and Development Abe Huisman....More
  • Apr 26, 2016
    press release

    Pharmgate Animal Health launches Aivlosin 17% Tylvalosin

    Ileitis can have a serious impact on swine producers’ profitability. Ileitis, particularly the chronic form, remains widespread on many swine operations, resulting in poor feed conversion and weight gains. Clinical signs may be subtle or absent; diagnosis by serology or polymerase chain reaction will confirm the presence of the disease. Veterinarians and producers can improve production performance through pig flow management and targeted treatment to reduce this form of the disease, a costly threat....More

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