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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
  • Apr 25, 2016
    blog

    Tick bite could exterminate meat-eaters' appetite

    A bite from lone star ticks in some people can trigger sensitivity to red meat that can result in symptoms such as itching, hives, swollen lips and breathing problems....More
  • Apr 25, 2016
    press release

    Is mineral choice shortchanging swine producers on vitamins?

    Vitamins are one of the most expensive and essential additions in the swine nutritionist’s arsenal.  Added to feedstuffs at very low rates, the loss of these essential nutrients can be detrimental to pig health if they become damaged during feed manufacturing or storage.  New research demonstrates that the choice of mineral supplement is not only important in terms of mineral absorption, but equally can result in the destruction of vitamins in the feed. Influential factors on vitamin stability and efficacy...More
  • Apr 22, 2016
    blog

    Build trust by protecting pork brand

    Building consumer trust and protecting your brand is important whether you're raising hogs or publishing magazines....More
  • Apr 21, 2016
    press release

    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica opens new R&D facility

    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., a global leader in the animal health industry, today formally opened its new, state-of-the art research center, located at the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa. The 52,000-square-foot building is dedicated entirely for research and development. The unique design was created in consultation with the group of BIVI scientists who will work in the new laboratories. ...More
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