Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Finland Considers Wild Boar Eradication to Stop Entry of African Swine Fever http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/finland-considers-wild-boar-eradication-stop-entry-african-swine-fever <div class="field-byline"> Source: Global Times, China </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The existence of wild boars in Finland is a risk for the spread of African swine fever, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Jaana Husu-Kallio said that eradication of the Finnish wild boar population is not ruled out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/finland-considers-wild-boar-eradication-stop-entry-african-swine-fever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/finland-considers-wild-boar-eradication-stop-entry-african-swine-fever#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:27:00 +0000 52521 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com U.S. Breeding Stock Needs USDA-Approved Eartags as of Jan. 1 http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-breeding-stock-needs-usda-approved-eartags-jan-1 <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As of Jan. 1 individual identification of breeding stock headed to harvest will transition from backtags to the use of official, USDA-approved eartags, according to the National Pork Board. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-breeding-stock-needs-usda-approved-eartags-jan-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/marketing/us-breeding-stock-needs-usda-approved-eartags-jan-1#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:07:00 +0000 52511 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board Steve Henry Named 2014 ISU Science with Practice Award Winner http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/steve-henry-named-2014-isu-science-practice-award-winner <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Henry, DVM, was named as the 2014 Iowa State University (ISU) Science with Practice Award winner at last week’s ISU Swine Disease Conference. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/steve-henry-named-2014-isu-science-practice-award-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/steve-henry-named-2014-isu-science-practice-award-winner#comments Food Animal Report Health Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:25:00 +0000 52401 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board Funds New Swine Health Information Center http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/national-pork-board-funds-new-swine-health-information-center <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="field-deck"> Entity to Focus on Preparing for Future Disease Threats </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At its regularly scheduled November meeting, the National Pork Board's board of directors approved the funding of a national Swine Health Information Center. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/national-pork-board-funds-new-swine-health-information-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/national-pork-board-funds-new-swine-health-information-center#comments Food Animal Report PEDV Health PEDV Biosecurity Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:43:00 +0000 52381 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board. Hurd, McKean Remembered at Iowa Swine Disease Conference http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/hurd-mckean-remembered-iowa-swine-disease-conference <div class="node-body article-body">The Iowa State University Swine Disease Conference included tributes to two highly regarded ISU veterinarians who passed away during 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/hurd-mckean-remembered-iowa-swine-disease-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/hurd-mckean-remembered-iowa-swine-disease-conference#comments Food Animal Report Health Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:24:00 +0000 52351 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Dr. Scott Hurd (left) and Dr. James McKean were remembered during the recent Iowa State University Swine Disease Conference.</p> Pork Industry Considers Creation of Swine Health Information Center to Protect Health of U.S. Swine Herd http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pork-industry-considers-creation-swine-health-information-center-protect-health-us-swine-herd <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Board is considering a proposal to create a National Swine Health Information Center, initially funded by the Pork Checkoff, as a tool to implement industry preparedness for disease challenges impacting swine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pork-industry-considers-creation-swine-health-information-center-protect-health-us-swine-herd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pork-industry-considers-creation-swine-health-information-center-protect-health-us-swine-herd#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health PEDV Biosecurity Pork Checkoff Risk Management Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:00 +0000 52271 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board. Starter Diets and Beyond: Benefits of Spray Dried Plasma http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/starter-diets-and-beyond-benefits-spray-dried-plasma <div class="field-byline"> By Joe Crenshaw, PhD, Director of Technical Services, APC Inc. Joy Campbell, PhD, Sr. Director of Research &amp; Development N.A., APC Inc. Javier Polo, PhD, Vice President Research &amp; Development, APC Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Young pigs are the future of an operation’s productivity. Overall health, growth, and even market weight depend on a weanling pig’s success. And since weaning is one of the most stressful events that pigs experience, producers need to have a tool to get young pigs back on track as fast as possible. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/starter-diets-and-beyond-benefits-spray-dried-plasma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/starter-diets-and-beyond-benefits-spray-dried-plasma#comments Health Nutrition PEDV Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:11:00 +0000 52221 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com PIN Required for SECD Test Reimbursement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pin-required-secd-test-reimbursement <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Premises Identification Numbers are required to accompany diagnostic samples for swine enteric coronavirus disease testing. This stipulation is part of a Federal Order as of June 5. Also, beginning Dec. 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will no longer pay for SECD submissions without a valid PIN. Laboratories will charge the person who submitted the samples to be tested if no PIN accompanies the sample submission.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pin-required-secd-test-reimbursement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pin-required-secd-test-reimbursement#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:54:00 +0000 52211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Researchers Receive Grant to Study New Influenza Virus http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/researchers-receive-grant-study-new-influenza-virus <div class="field-byline"> Source: South Dakota State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two South Dakota State University researchers will examine a new influenza virus that affects cattle and pigs through a two-year, $393,530 National Institutes of Health grant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/researchers-receive-grant-study-new-influenza-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/researchers-receive-grant-study-new-influenza-virus#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:16:00 +0000 52161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Evidence Suggests ‘Livestock-Associated MRSA’ Not Widespread in U.S. Swine Industry http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/evidence-suggests-livestock-associated-mrsa-not-widespread-us-swine-industry <div class="field-byline"> By Peter Davies, Jisun Sun, My Yang, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Staphylococcus aureus are versatile bacteria that can survive and multiply in many environments. Methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) have been a growing problem in human medicine for 50 years, and one of the so called “superbugs” due to frequent resistance to (often many) antibiotics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/evidence-suggests-livestock-associated-mrsa-not-widespread-us-swine-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/evidence-suggests-livestock-associated-mrsa-not-widespread-us-swine-industry#comments Animal Well-Being Health Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:07:00 +0000 51941 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com