Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Research looks at economics of livestock antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use <div class="field-byline"> Source: Choicesmagazine.org </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the United States, antibiotics for growth promotion are not banned, but the FDA recently issued guidelines for the industry to voluntarily withdraw medically important antibiotics from growth promotion. For policy makers, the challenge is to evaluate the benefits and costs of animal antibiotics to society. What is the economic value of antibiotics to the livestock industry versus the potential health cost of increasing resistance levels? What are the potential productivity and economic effects of a ban on antibiotics for growth promotion for U.S. meat producers and consumers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:27:00 +0000 53931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Previous ‘mild’ strain of PEDV confers protection against ‘severe’ strain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers with the Swine Health Monitoring Project have found that a previous infection of sows with a 'mild' strain of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus confers protection against infection with a 'severe' strain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report PEDV Health Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:08:00 +0000 53921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccines show advantages in swine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New research at Iowa State University demonstrates that live attenuated influenza vaccines, administered intranasally to swine, provoke a broader immune response than whole inactivated virus vaccines, which are the current standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:36:00 +0000 53711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Standards of filter testing for PRRS virus http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus <div class="field-byline"> Research by Montserrat Torremorell, Carmen Alonso, Bernard Olson, Darrick Zarling, Thomas Khuen, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Air filtration is a newly adopted biosecurity methodology in swine farms. Although air filtration has been shown to decrease the number of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus breaks in sow farms, questions still remain to when to change filters. However, it is not clear what methodology producers should follow to evaluate filter efficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/standards-filter-testing-prrs-virus#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:21:00 +0000 53521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com University of Minnesota Identifies Third PEDV Strain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/university-minnesota-identifies-third-pedv-strain <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To date, three naturally occurring porcine epidemic diarrhea virus strains have been identified in the U.S.: the original PEDV, the PEDV with changes in the spike gene (INDEL), and the PEDV strain (S2aa-del) reported in a recent article in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/university-minnesota-identifies-third-pedv-strain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/university-minnesota-identifies-third-pedv-strain#comments Food Animal Report PEDV Health Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:37:00 +0000 53211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com USDA Seeks Public Review and Comment on Feral Swine Damage Management http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-seeks-public-review-and-comment-feral-swine-damage-management <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has opened a 45-day public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the APHIS Feral Swine Damage Management Program and is encouraging response from stakeholders at all levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-seeks-public-review-and-comment-feral-swine-damage-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/usda-seeks-public-review-and-comment-feral-swine-damage-management#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:28:00 +0000 52981 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No Magic Bullets, But Pork Industry Research Builds Toward Future Solutions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">National Hog Farmer has a long tradition of delivering research-based information targeted specifically for our pork producer readers. Our December issue, arriving in your mailboxes soon and posted on the NationalHogFarmer.com website, is devoted to the most-current research published within the last year to help support our industry. I always feel really good when reading through the many submissions each year. There are a lot of great minds working hard to solve many of the challenges pork producers are facing. </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/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions-0#comments Animal Well-Being Health National Hog Farmer Blog Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:38:00 +0000 52911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com No Magic Bullets, But Pork Industry Research Builds Toward Future Solutions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions <div class="node-body blog-body">National Hog Farmer has a long tradition of delivering research-based information targeted specifically for our pork producer readers. Our December issue, arriving in your mailboxes soon and posted on the NationalHogFarmer.com website, is devoted to the most-current research published within the last year to help support our industry. I always feel really good when reading through the many submissions each year. There are a lot of great minds working hard to solve many of the challenges pork producers are facing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/no-magic-bullets-pork-industry-research-builds-toward-future-solutions#comments Animal Well-Being Health Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:18:00 +0000 52901 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Researchers Deliver Pain Medicine to Piglets Through Sow’s Milk http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/researchers-deliver-pain-medicine-piglets-through-sow-s-milk <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veterinary researchers at Iowa State University recently announced the results of a proof-of-concept study investigating a method for delivering pain medication to piglets through the milk of the mother sow as the piglets nurse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/researchers-deliver-pain-medicine-piglets-through-sow-s-milk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/researchers-deliver-pain-medicine-piglets-through-sow-s-milk#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Animal Welfare Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:33:00 +0000 52791 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PIN Tags Required for Free SECD Testing as of Dec. 15 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pin-tags-required-free-secd-testing-dec-15 <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Monday, Dec. 15, is a key date for pork producers who wish to continue getting free laboratory testing of samples when a Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease (SECD) is suspected, which includes Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV). That's when the Veterinary Services program of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is requiring Premises Identification Numbers ( PINs) to accompany diagnostic samples submitted into the SECD program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pin-tags-required-free-secd-testing-dec-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/pin-tags-required-free-secd-testing-dec-15#comments Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health PEDV Biosecurity Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:19:00 +0000 52751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com