Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Antimicrobial resistance research funding available from USDA http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antimicrobial-resistance-research-funding-available-usda <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">USDA announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance. .</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antimicrobial-resistance-research-funding-available-usda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/antimicrobial-resistance-research-funding-available-usda#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Health Antibiotics Tue, 03 May 2016 13:09:00 +0000 66581 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Are there differences in survival among swine corona viruses in feed? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-there-differences-survival-among-swine-corona-viruses-feed <div class="field-byline"> By Michaela P. Trudeau, Pedro E. Urriola and Gerald C. Shurson, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science; Harsha Verma, Fernando Sampedro and Sagar M. Goyal, University of Minnesota Department of Veterinary Population Medicine </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No experiments had been conducted to compare survival kinetics of all three enteric swine coronaviruses simultaneously in feed and feed ingredients for swine. Until now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-there-differences-survival-among-swine-corona-viruses-feed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/are-there-differences-survival-among-swine-corona-viruses-feed#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Mon, 02 May 2016 20:33:00 +0000 66561 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Sierra Day Blueprint: Genome-enabled selection improves pig production http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production <div class="field-byline"> By Ken Stalder, Iowa State University Department of Animal Science professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Any improvement seen at the commercial hog level is a result in part of genome-enabled technology advancements made by genetic suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-genome-enabled-selection-improves-pig-production#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Reproduction Sow Management Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:06:00 +0000 66481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Improvement seen at the commercial level is, in part, a result of genome-enabled technology advancements made by genetic suppliers.</p> National Pork Board Blueprint: Improving sow lactation performance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance <div class="field-byline"> By Dinesh Thekkoot and Graham Plastow, University of Alberta; Bob Kemp and Nick Boddicker, Genesus Inc.; and Jack Dekkers and Max Rothschild, Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Traits associated with lactation in sows have a sizable genetic component and potential for genetic improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/blueprint-improving-sow-lactation-performance#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Reproduction Sow Productivity Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:25:00 +0000 66471 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Litter size is one of the most important factors that drives milk production in the sow.</p> National Pork Board Purina selects the RxExpress platform for VFD compliance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/purina-selects-rxexpress-platform-vfd-compliance <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Purina Animal Nutrition has selected the RxExpress&nbsp;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&rsquo;s approval to feed or distribute feed additive antibiotics that are deemed medically important to production livestock. It goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/purina-selects-rxexpress-platform-vfd-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:07:36 +0000 66461 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AASV provides hog biosecurity fact sheets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/aasv-provides-hog-biosecurity-fact-sheets <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fact sheets are now available to help hog producers and feed delivery personnel gain a better understanding of major swine diseases and the biosecurity practices that will minimize the risk of pathogen transmission during feed deliveries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/aasv-provides-hog-biosecurity-fact-sheets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/aasv-provides-hog-biosecurity-fact-sheets#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Biosecurity Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:54:00 +0000 66351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Hog Farmer File Photo Pharmgate Animal Health launches Aivlosin 17% Tylvalosin http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pharmgate-animal-health-launches-aivlosin-17-tylvalosin <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Ileitis can have a serious impact on swine producers&rsquo; 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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/pharmgate-animal-health-launches-aivlosin-17-tylvalosin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0000 66321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Ag appropriations bill passes committee http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-appropriations-bill-passes-committee <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During the consideration of the $147.7 billion FY ’17 agriculture appropriations bill by the House Appropriations Committee there were a number of key issues debated and will likely be considered again if and when the bill goes before the House of Representatives. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-appropriations-bill-passes-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/ag-appropriations-bill-passes-committee#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:29:00 +0000 66251 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Win McNamee PRRS-resistant gene editing shows promise to industry http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/prrs-resistant-gene-editing-shows-promise-industry <div class="field-byline"> By Randall S. Prather, University of Missouri, Division of Animal Sciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gene-edited pigs have been raised in a research setting and they appear perfectly healthy, grow at rates similar to pigs in production, and reproduce normally. While this sounds great, a number of things must happen before producers can expect to acquire similar animals on their farms. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/prrs-resistant-gene-editing-shows-promise-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/prrs-resistant-gene-editing-shows-promise-industry#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Blueprint PRRS Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:19:00 +0000 66191 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Courtesy of the University of Missouri Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica opens new R&D facility http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/boehringer-ingelheim-vetmedica-opens-new-rd-facility <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/nationalhogfarmer.com/files/uploads/2016/04/IMG_9427.jpg" style="width: 167px; height: 250px; float: right;" />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.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/boehringer-ingelheim-vetmedica-opens-new-rd-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Business & Marketing Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:38:53 +0000 66131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>BIVI formally opened its new, state-of-the art research center, located at the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa</p>