Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Telepathology: a new frontier for global swine diagnostics training and service http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service <div class="field-byline"> By Fabio Vannucci, University of Minnesota Veterinary assistant professor; Mac Farnham, University of Minnesota Veterinary assistant professor; and James Collins, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory are leading an international telepathology partnership to improve pathology training for swine diagnostics, offering opportunities for web-based diagnostic training and services worldwide through a dynamic real-time platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/telepathology-new-frontier-global-swine-diagnostics-training-and-service#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:00:00 +0000 58231 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Succeed in tough times with eyes on costs and hog herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Veterinary experts provide goals and insights to boost profits in today’s market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cost of production and herd health should always be top-of-mind for hog producers, but more so as market prices turn south.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/succeed-tough-times-eyes-costs-and-hog-herd-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Reproduction Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:53:00 +0000 58181 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com What you should know about antibiotic changes http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-changes <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s official. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issuing the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule on antibiotic use, the countdown has begun for the nation’s livestock producers, veterinarians and feed providers to come into compliance by December 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/what-you-should-know-about-antibiotic-changes#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Health Antibiotics Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:04:00 +0000 57991 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com A natural alternative that fights scouring in piglets http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-alternative-fights-scouring-piglets <div class="node-body article-body"><p align="left">Diverse&nbsp;fronts are meeting head-on in hog production &mdash; increasing consumer pressure to limit or ban the use of antibiotics in food-producing animals and hog producers faced with the reality of battling stress-induced gastrointestinal disorders in young pigs that cause diarrhea, morbidity and mortality. As a result, producers suffer economic loss.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-alternative-fights-scouring-piglets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/natural-alternative-fights-scouring-piglets#comments Animal Well-Being Health Health Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:45:00 +0000 57971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FDA Veterinary Feed Directive final http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-veterinary-feed-directive-final <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Food and Drug Administration issued its final rule concerning the Veterinary Feed Directive which brings the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals under veterinary supervision to ensure that these drugs are administered under veterinary supervision and are used only when necessary to protect animal health. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-veterinary-feed-directive-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-veterinary-feed-directive-final#comments Animal Well-Being Health Legislative Preview Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:46:00 +0000 57821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2015 Pork Master: Noel Garbes, Swine veterinarian http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/2015-pork-master-noel-garbes-swine-veterinarian <div class="field-deck"> Sincerely caring for pigs and people </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Noel Garbes would humbly tell you he is just a normal veterinarian helping his clients to raise healthy animals. Yet, after visiting with Garbes for a few minutes, it is obvious that he has an authentic passion for pigs and people.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/2015-pork-master-noel-garbes-swine-veterinarian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/2015-pork-master-noel-garbes-swine-veterinarian#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:14:00 +0000 57141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p class="7Caption" style="line-height: normal; border-style: none;"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:windowtext">Noel Garbes discusses health management with northern Illinois hog producer Carl Heide.<o:p></o:p></span></p> White House forum focused on responsible antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-forum-focused-responsible-antibiotic-use <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Animal health and meat and poultry companies during a White House forum on antibiotics use mentioned steps they have and will be taking regarding research and the reduction of antibiotics important to humans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-forum-focused-responsible-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-forum-focused-responsible-antibiotic-use#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:22:00 +0000 57651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board defines antibiotics stewardship plan http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-defines-antibiotics-stewardship-plan <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Board has announced a stewardship plan to guide and support the responsible use of antibiotics for the U.S. pork industry. The newly defined position statement and governing policy was approved at the board’s June meeting and announced through a news conference at World Pork Expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-defines-antibiotics-stewardship-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-defines-antibiotics-stewardship-plan#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Health Mon, 08 Jun 2015 11:34:00 +0000 57601 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com 2015 Pork Master: Hank Harris, Vaccine company entrepreneur http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/2015-pork-master-hank-harris-vaccine-company-entrepreneur <div class="field-byline"> By Willie Vogt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Creating new solutions to swine disease </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hank Harris has a long history of innovation in the swine industry, and for the last decade he’s targeted a new approach to curing PRRS, but on the way found a tool against PED.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/2015-pork-master-hank-harris-vaccine-company-entrepreneur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/2015-pork-master-hank-harris-vaccine-company-entrepreneur#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health Nutrition Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:41:00 +0000 57121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Hank Harris turned to new technology to create Harrisvaccines, and along the way he is developing a rapid-response tool for animal disease outbreaks.</p> Willie Vogt Sundberg named Swine Health Information Center director http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/sundberg-named-swine-health-information-center-director <div class="node-body article-body">Paul Sundberg, National Pork Board vice president of science and technology, was announced as the director of the newly formed Swine Health Information Center during a National Pork Producers Council press conference kicking off the first day of the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/sundberg-named-swine-health-information-center-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/sundberg-named-swine-health-information-center-director#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health Wed, 03 Jun 2015 21:32:00 +0000 57551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com