Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Research looks at economics of livestock antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use <div class="field-byline"> Source: Choicesmagazine.org </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the United States, antibiotics for growth promotion are not banned, but the FDA recently issued guidelines for the industry to voluntarily withdraw medically important antibiotics from growth promotion. For policy makers, the challenge is to evaluate the benefits and costs of animal antibiotics to society. What is the economic value of antibiotics to the livestock industry versus the potential health cost of increasing resistance levels? What are the potential productivity and economic effects of a ban on antibiotics for growth promotion for U.S. meat producers and consumers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:27:00 +0000 53931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Previous ‘mild’ strain of PEDV confers protection against ‘severe’ strain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers with the Swine Health Monitoring Project have found that a previous infection of sows with a 'mild' strain of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus confers protection against infection with a 'severe' strain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report PEDV Health Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:08:00 +0000 53921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccines show advantages in swine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New research at Iowa State University demonstrates that live attenuated influenza vaccines, administered intranasally to swine, provoke a broader immune response than whole inactivated virus vaccines, which are the current standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:36:00 +0000 53711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AASV offers swine veterinarians opportunities http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/aasv-offers-swine-veterinarians-opportunities <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">American Association of Swine Veterinarians is seeking research proposals, as well as applications for the Hogg Scholarship.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/aasv-offers-swine-veterinarians-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/aasv-offers-swine-veterinarians-opportunities#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:29:00 +0000 53671 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Standards of filter testing for PRRS virus http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus <div class="field-byline"> Research by Montserrat Torremorell, Carmen Alonso, Bernard Olson, Darrick Zarling, Thomas Khuen, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air filtration is a newly adopted biosecurity methodology in swine farms. Although air filtration has been shown to decrease the number of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus breaks in sow farms, questions still remain to when to change filters. However, it is not clear what methodology producers should follow to evaluate filter efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:21:00 +0000 53521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What’s in a label? Understanding animal welfare claims http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-s-label-understanding-animal-welfare-claims <div class="field-byline"> Source: SDSU iGrow/South Dakota State University Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Food labels that emphasize how animals are treated and cared for on the farm or ranch are popping up in grocery stores across the United States, but that does not mean that these labels are easy for consumers to understand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-s-label-understanding-animal-welfare-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-s-label-understanding-animal-welfare-claims#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Wed, 07 Jan 2015 20:45:00 +0000 53321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Timing Impacts Fertility, Well-Being When Relocating Gilts from Group Pens to Stalls http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/timing-impacts-fertility-well-being-when-relocating-gilts-group-pens-stalls <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Managing gilts prior to breeding is important for ensuring fertility. High gilt replacement rates and reduced sow longevity continue to cause problems for breeding herds. Much of the research suggests that ensuring proper age, weight and maturity at breeding is critical for herd longevity and lifetime production. One of the common steps in gilt entry into modern production systems is the change in gilt housing from group pens to individual stalls for breeding. There is no available data to suggest whether there is an effect for the timing of relocation prior to breeding. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/timing-impacts-fertility-well-being-when-relocating-gilts-group-pens-stalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/timing-impacts-fertility-well-being-when-relocating-gilts-group-pens-stalls#comments Animal Well-Being Reproduction Sow Gestation Stalls Fri, 02 Jan 2015 20:40:00 +0000 53241 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Do Pigs Selected for Feed Efficiency Traits Respond Differently to Stress? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Breeding for improved feed efficiency may decrease the animal’s stress adaptation, thus resulting in adverse effects on livestock behavior, management and welfare.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/do-pigs-selected-feed-efficiency-traits-respond-differently-stress#comments Animal Well-Being Nutrition Feed Costs Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:09:00 +0000 53231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No Magic Bullets, But Pork Industry Research Builds Toward Future Solutions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">National Hog Farmer has a long tradition of delivering research-based information targeted specifically for our pork producer readers. Our December issue, arriving in your mailboxes soon and posted on the NationalHogFarmer.com website, is devoted to the most-current research published within the last year to help support our industry. I always feel really good when reading through the many submissions each year. There are a lot of great minds working hard to solve many of the challenges pork producers are facing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/national-hog-farmer-blog">National Hog Farmer Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0#comments Animal Well-Being Health National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:38:00 +0000 52911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No Magic Bullets, But Pork Industry Research Builds Toward Future Solutions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions <div class="node-body blog-body">National Hog Farmer has a long tradition of delivering research-based information targeted specifically for our pork producer readers. Our December issue, arriving in your mailboxes soon and posted on the NationalHogFarmer.com website, is devoted to the most-current research published within the last year to help support our industry. I always feel really good when reading through the many submissions each year. There are a lot of great minds working hard to solve many of the challenges pork producers are facing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions#comments Animal Well-Being Health Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 52901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com