Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Novel porcine sapelovirus found during diagnostic investigation http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/novel-porcine-sapelovirus-found-during-diagnostic-investigation <div class="field-byline"> Source: Swine Health Information Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Porcine sapelovirus has been implicated in an acute outbreak of atypical neurologic disease.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/novel-porcine-sapelovirus-found-during-diagnostic-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/novel-porcine-sapelovirus-found-during-diagnostic-investigation#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:18:00 +0000 68971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>The initial and final case reports detailing the discovery of porcine sapelovirus, including videos of the clinically affected pigs, are posted on the Swine Health Information Center website.</p> Swine Health Information Center FDA begins on-farm inspections with VFD pilot project http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A U.S. Food and Drug Administration pilot project may be bringing FDA inspectors to farms leading up to new antibiotic regulations going into effect Jan. 1 under new Veterinary Feed Directive rules.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-begins-farm-inspections-vfd-pilot-project#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Antibiotics Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:09:00 +0000 68871 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producers’ help needed in summer SVV fight http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight <div class="field-byline"> Source: Swine Health Information Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 60 positive accessions of the Seneca Valley Virus have been reported this year by labs across the U.S., and new cases appear to be showing up more rapidly as the summer goes on.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producers-help-needed-summer-svv-fight#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:27:00 +0000 68821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Take precautions when feeding DON-contaminated wheat to pigs http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs <div class="field-byline"> By Bob Thaler, South Dakota State University Professor and Extension Swine Specialist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deoxynivalenol-contaminated wheat can be added to pigs' diets if blended with an adequate mix of "clean" grain.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/take-precautions-when-feeding-don-contaminated-wheat-pigs#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:37:00 +0000 68741 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>While deoxynivalenol-contaminated grains can cause problems for livestock, pork producers have several options when dealing with this situation.</p> Getty Images/Sean Gallup GMO labeling bill headed to the White House for approval http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval <div class="node-body article-body">President Obama is expected to sign the genetically modified organism labeling bill, preempting enactment of Vermont's labeling law.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-headed-white-house-approval#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Health Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:06:00 +0000 68681 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Mark Wilson Swine Health Information Center cites successes in first year http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-health-information-center-cites-successes-first-year <div class="field-byline"> By Paul Sundberg, Swine Health Information Center Executive Director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the Swine Health Information Center celebrates its first anniversary, it’s time to look back at what the organization has accomplished in its first year.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-health-information-center-cites-successes-first-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-health-information-center-cites-successes-first-year#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health Marketing Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:15:00 +0000 68661 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Phibro Animal Health submits studies reaffirming safety of Mecadox http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/phibro-animal-health-submits-studies-reaffirming-safety-mecadox <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Phibro Animal Health Corp.&nbsp;submitted to the Food and Drug Administration the findings of several new studies&nbsp;confirming the safety of carbadox, which is used to control bacterial diseases in pigs.&nbsp;The submission is in response to the FDA&rsquo;s April 12&nbsp;Notice of Opportunity for a Hearing&nbsp;regarding the safety of carbadox, the active ingredient in Mecadox, and supports&nbsp;Phibro&rsquo;s request for a hearing.<br /> </p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/phibro-animal-health-submits-studies-reaffirming-safety-mecadox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Health Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:06:05 +0000 68571 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com GMO labeling bill passes Senate http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate <div class="node-body article-body">On a strong bipartisan vote, the Senate passed the genetically modified organism labeling bill 63-30. House plans to consider the Senate GMO labeling bill this week. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/gmo-labeling-bill-passes-senate#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:09:00 +0000 68551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Brendan Hoffman Feral swine damage water quality, and more http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Because feral swine lack sweat glands, wallowing in mud and water is an instinctual behavior necessary for them to maintain a healthy body temperature. Unfortunately this behavior has cascading impacts, not only to water quality in individual streams, ponds and wetlands, but to entire watersheds and ecosystems.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/environment/feral-swine-damage-water-quality-and-more#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 08 Jul 2016 15:36:00 +0000 68531 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>An example of the damage feral swine can have on water quality.</p> USDA Elanco offers cost-effective solution for E. coli http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/elanco-offers-cost-effective-solution-e-coli <div class="node-body article-body">Elanco Animal Health introduces a new swine product, Kavault, for the reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of E. coli in weaned pigs.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/elanco-offers-cost-effective-solution-e-coli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/elanco-offers-cost-effective-solution-e-coli#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 08 Jul 2016 03:01:00 +0000 68521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Amanda&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Kephart">Kephart</span>&nbsp;(pictured right) outlines the benefits of&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Kavault">Kavault</span>&nbsp;to the New Product Tour panel.</p>