Animal Well-Being http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/16388/more en Benefit seen in testing Brachyspira isolates in dysentery outbreaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks <div class="field-byline"> By Nandita Mirajkar and Connie Gebhart, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veterinarians and pork producers dealing with swine dysentery outbreaks in their herds would benefit from the ability to test the susceptibilities of their Brachyspira isolates to identify the most appropriate choice and dose of antimicrobial to control the disease. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks#comments Animal Well-Being Health Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:40:00 +0000 54751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Great way to start the day http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/great-way-start-day <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The sun may not be shining outside, but the Son was shining inside during the Praise Breakfast to kick off today&rsquo;s events at the annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.</p></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/great-way-start-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/great-way-start-day#comments Animal Well-Being National Hog Farmer Blog Sun, 01 Mar 2015 15:18:00 +0000 54741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Researchers test PEDV ‘trailer’ life http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life <div class="field-byline"> By Derald Holtkamp, Iowa State University associate professor of veterinary medicine; and Paul Thomas, Josh Ellingson, Alex Ramirez, Locke Karriker and Jianqiang Zhang, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Iowa State University researchers have investigated time and temperature combinations sufficient to inactivate porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in swine feces on metal surfaces similar to what is found in livestock trailers after fecal and other organic matter has been removed by scraping and sweeping. Combinations of time and temperature evaluated represent possible options for trailer decontamination when washing and disinfecting are not possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/researchers-test-pedv-trailer-life#comments Animal Well-Being PEDV Facilities Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:24:00 +0000 54721 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hord Livestock takes biosecurity seriously http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously <div class="node-body article-body">Time is money, and time spent in the name of biosecurity is worth every penny. For Hord Livestock, biosecurity is serious business. The hog and cattle operation near Bucyrus, Ohio, beefed up its biosecurity 10 years ago when porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome hit, and that extra effort is paying off today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:37:00 +0000 54711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Submitted 5 things your nutritionist wants to know about your pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs <div class="field-byline"> Source: </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Formulating the proper diets to deliver optimal performance at a competitive price is the goal of most swine nutritionists. Creating that feeding program requires a clear understanding of the ingredients that are available, the type of pigs that will be fed and the management style involved with those pigs. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/5-things-your-nutritionist-wants-know-about-your-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Hubbard Feeds Nutrition Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:23:00 +0000 54631 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. partners with United Kingdom for animal disease prevention research http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom will address high-impact diseases and animal health issues in both countries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:24:00 +0000 54591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com UI study shows pigs regulate sulfur retention in DDGS diets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Distillers dried grains with solubles is becoming a more common ingredient in swine diets. However, DDGS can be high in sulfur, and data are limited on the amount of sulfur that pigs can tolerate in the diet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/ui-study-shows-pigs-regulate-sulfur-retention-ddgs-diets#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Nutrition Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:33:00 +0000 54581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Russia reports new African swine fever outbreaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks <div class="field-byline"> Source: Belarusian News, Belarusian Telegraph Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The department for veterinary and food supervision at the Agriculture and Food Ministry of the Republic of Belarus has announced that several new cases of African swine fever have been reported from Oryol Oblast, Bryansk Oblast, Kaluga Oblast and Moscow Oblast of Russia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:23:00 +0000 54551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Novel livestock housing webcast March 6 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6 <div class="field-byline"> Source: Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A March 6 webcast by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center will provide examples and perspectives from the swine, dairy and layer industry on how and why producers have implemented changes to their housing practices, and some of the lessons learned along the way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/novel-livestock-housing-webcast-march-6#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Facilities Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:37:00 +0000 54491 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Wisconsin reissues spring pig weigh-in ban http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban <div class="field-byline"> Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wisconsin’s state veterinarian has reissued a ban on the spring pig weigh-ins that usually take place in preparation for Wisconsin’s numerous county fairs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:25:00 +0000 54481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson