Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Antibiotic resistance: a human and animal issue http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue <div class="node-body article-body">Antibiotics and their use in food animals will be the illuminating consumer issue this year. Rightfully so; consumers depend on antibiotics as a critical tool to help keep them healthy when they get ill, just as hog farmers depend on antimicrobials to help sick pigs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/antibiotic-resistance-human-and-animal-issue#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Antibiotics Wed, 20 May 2015 21:32:00 +0000 57161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com FDA releases proposed rules to collect antimicrobial sales information http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-releases-proposed-rules-collect-antimicrobial-sales-information <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Food &amp; Drug Administration </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing revisions to its annual reporting requirements for drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals in order to obtain estimates of sales by major food-producing species</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-releases-proposed-rules-collect-antimicrobial-sales-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/fda-releases-proposed-rules-collect-antimicrobial-sales-information#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Tue, 19 May 2015 15:39:00 +0000 57011 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Furlong Nominations for Pig Caregivers Award being accepted http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/nominations-pig-caregivers-award-being-accepted <div class="field-byline"> Source: Zoetis </div> <div class="field-deck"> Program honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to swine care </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nominations for the Honoring Caregivers award — which recognizes exemplary pig caregivers and their positive contributions to the pork industry — are being accepted online until June 22.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/nominations-pig-caregivers-award-being-accepted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/nominations-pig-caregivers-award-being-accepted#comments Animal Well-Being Business Environment Health Marketing Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:52:00 +0000 56361 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Understanding of coronaviruses can help prevent viral spread http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/understanding-coronaviruses-can-help-prevent-viral-spread <div class="field-byline"> By Matthew Jarvis, Stephanie Rossow, and Douglas Marthaler, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Coronaviruses are at the forefront of the challenges facing the swine industry today, and understanding the similarities and differences about these viruses and their pathogenesis can help prevent viral spread and future outbreaks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/understanding-coronaviruses-can-help-prevent-viral-spread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/understanding-coronaviruses-can-help-prevent-viral-spread#comments Animal Well-Being Business PEDV Health Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:12:00 +0000 56321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Almost $3 million awarded to increase food security through improved livestock health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Three research grants have been announced by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture designed to boost food security by minimizing livestock losses to insects and diseases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/almost-3-million-awarded-increase-food-security-through-improved-livestock-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:38:00 +0000 56201 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com White House releases plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-releases-plan-combat-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The White House's “National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria” addresses the administration’s efforts on antibiotic resistance as well as last year’s policy recommendations of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The plan reaches across a number of departments and agencies and includes $1.2 billion the administration proposed in its fiscal year ’16 budget.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-releases-plan-combat-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/white-house-releases-plan-combat-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:38:00 +0000 55551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Manage feed to maximize efficiency, net revenue http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue <div class="field-byline"> By Daniel Columbus, Prairie Swine Centre nutrition research associate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With feed being the largest cost facing pork producers, it is imperative that producers understand current production and to make informed management decisions regarding feed. They also need to understand exactly what is being measured and how to interpret this data, otherwise costly mistakes can be made.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/manage-feed-maximize-efficiency-net-revenue#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:17:00 +0000 55331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Shutterstock Genome-edited pigs produced using revolutionary technology http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/genome-edited-pigs-produced-using-revolutionary-technology <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two years of intense research at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland has resulted in 18 piglets that represent a breakthrough in the field of genetic engineering.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/genome-edited-pigs-produced-using-revolutionary-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/genome-edited-pigs-produced-using-revolutionary-technology#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:47:00 +0000 55321 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Swine health research benefited by Smithfield gift http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift <div class="field-byline"> Source: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog operations will benefit from a Smithfield Foods gift that will support antibiotic alternatives studies in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine that will investigate methods to enhance animal well-being and production efficiency.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-research-benefited-smithfield-gift#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:45:00 +0000 55311 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Last trimester nutritional needs of sows lead to more productivity http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Source: South Dakota State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fulfilling a sow’s increased nutritional needs in the last trimester may lead to greater productivity for both the mother and her piglets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/last-trimester-nutritional-needs-sows-lead-more-productivity#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Reproduction Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:03:00 +0000 55161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>South Dakota State University doctoral student Agatha Ampaire and assistant professor Crystal Levesque hold three-week-old piglets that are approximately 10 pounds each. Through a pilot project, they are comparing bump feed and phase feeding of sow in gestations to evaluate whether a diet specially formulated for changing gestational needs will improve performance of the sow and her offspring.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Submitted