Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Battling superbugs takes commitment from all http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all <div class="node-body blog-body">Combating antibiotic resistance takes a commitment from both the animal agriculture and human health sectors, together and equally.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/battling-superbugs-takes-commitment-all#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Business & Marketing Antibiotics National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:26:00 +0000 70211 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <h2>High-level plenary meeting on antimicrobial resistance</h2> <p>Peter Thomson (center), president of the 71st session of the General Assembly, addresses the high-level meeting on antimicrobial resistance. Other panelists include Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from left), Monique Eloit (far right), director general of the World Organization for Animal Health, and Margaret Chan (left), director-general of the World Health Organization.<br /> <em>Photo Credit: United Nations</em></p> Filtration, ventilation key to herd health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ventilation is a very important component to the health of a swine herd in today's modern facilities.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/filtration-ventilation-key-herd-health#comments Animal Well-Being Business Facilities Health Marketing Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:54:00 +0000 70161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Young veterinarian puts animal welfare first and foremost http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost <div class="node-body video-body">Natalie and John Baker discuss with farm broadcaster Max Armstrong the importance of focusing on individual pig care and encouraging pork producers to consciously think what is right for the pig.</div> <div class="field-byline"> This Week in Agribusiness </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/young-veterinarian-puts-animal-welfare-first-and-foremost#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Health Marketing Health Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:11:00 +0000 70151 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Feed wheat to hogs with proper precautions http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions <div class="node-body article-body">Though the price of wheat may entice hog producers to add the small grain to swine diets, Kansas State’s Mike Tokach urges producers to tread carefully, heeding precautions. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/nutrition/feed-wheat-hogs-proper-precautions#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Nutrition Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:21:00 +0000 70141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Sean Gallup Most complete respiratory protection http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/most-complete-respiratory-protection <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>When it comes to raising pigs, it is important to create a system to produce pigs of uniform size that grow at a similar rate. But, what happens when pigs are showing different feed conversion rates, different signs of disease, and as a result, different rates of growth? Your bottom line starts hurting.</p></div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/most-complete-respiratory-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Business Health Business & Marketing Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:26:24 +0000 70121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Call for Entries: Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/call-entries-awards-advancing-research-respiratory-disease <div class="field-byline"> Source: Respiratory Disease Research Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease, with financial support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., is pleased to open the call for entries for the 2017 research proposals. Practicing veterinarians and researchers seeking a research award need to submit a proposal by Jan. 2. Three $35,000 awards will be available.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/call-entries-awards-advancing-research-respiratory-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/call-entries-awards-advancing-research-respiratory-disease#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Health Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:14:00 +0000 70111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com National Pork Board delivers on strategy of responsible antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-delivers-strategy-responsible-antibiotic-use <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Pork Board </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Pork Board is leading the conversation to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and preserve the responsible on-farm use of antibiotics in pork production.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-delivers-strategy-responsible-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/national-pork-board-delivers-strategy-responsible-antibiotic-use#comments Animal Well-Being Health Marketing Health Antibiotics Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000 70101 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Murray’s problem-solving earns her Science in Practice honor http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/murray-s-problem-solving-earns-her-science-practice-honor <div class="node-body article-body">Deborah Murray, Veterinary Services manager, with New Fashion Pork likes to act the part of problem solver for her health solutions. That has earned her this year's Science in Practice Award at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in St. Paul, Minn.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/murray-s-problem-solving-earns-her-science-practice-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/murray-s-problem-solving-earns-her-science-practice-honor#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:58:00 +0000 70081 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Website highlights FDA policies updating standards for antibiotics used in food animals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/website-highlights-fda-policies-updating-standards-antibiotics-used-food-animals <div class="field-byline"> Source: Animal Health Institute </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expanded Veterinary Feed Directives go into effect Jan. 1, and producers and veterinarians have yet another place to turn for more information on the changes they face.</div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/website-highlights-fda-policies-updating-standards-antibiotics-used-food-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/website-highlights-fda-policies-updating-standards-antibiotics-used-food-animals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Antibiotics Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:09:00 +0000 70021 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producer should take the lead in Veterinary Feed Directive prep http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-should-take-lead-veterinary-feed-directive-prep <div class="node-body blog-body">While prepping for the new VFD rules starts with a good relationship with a veterinarian, the responsibility to follow regulations remains on the hog producer’s shoulders. Each farm is unique, and its VFD action plans should be personalized. </div> <p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-should-take-lead-veterinary-feed-directive-prep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/blog/producer-should-take-lead-veterinary-feed-directive-prep#comments Animal Well-Being Facilities Health Health National Hog Farmer Blog Mon, 05 Sep 2016 18:25:00 +0000 69821 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com