Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Pork Industry Mourns the Loss of Veterinarian Jim McKean http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-mourns-loss-veterinarian-jim-mckean <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) shares the sad news about the sudden passing of Jim McKean, DVM, Iowa State University Swine Extension Veterinarian. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-mourns-loss-veterinarian-jim-mckean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/pork-industry-mourns-loss-veterinarian-jim-mckean#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:03:00 +0000 47111 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Momentum Gathers for the Antibiotic-Free Movement http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/momentum-gathers-antibiotic-free-movement <div class="field-byline"> Source: Meatingplace.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Seattle City Council recently advanced a resolution supporting a statewide and national ban on nontherapeutic uses of antibiotics in livestock production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/momentum-gathers-antibiotic-free-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/momentum-gathers-antibiotic-free-movement#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:57:00 +0000 46861 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Is the PEDV Outbreak Winding Down? http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pedv-outbreak-winding-down <div class="field-byline"> Source: National Animal Health Laboratory Network </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No new states reported porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks during the last week of March, 2014, but Vermont reported a confirmed case during the first week in April. The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) reported 247 positive accessions out of 802 tested at eight veterinary diagnostic labs in areas that were previously known to have herds battling the disease. In addition, they adjusted the previous week’s number down to 270. According to NAHLN, this maintains the general downward trend in positive case submissions. The announcement of the PEDV case in Vermont following the release of the report means a total of 28 states have at least one confirmed case of PEDV.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pedv-outbreak-winding-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/pedv-outbreak-winding-down#comments Food Animal Report PEDV Health Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:32:00 +0000 46851 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Swine Delta Coronavirus Confirmed on 6 Ontario Farms http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-delta-coronavirus-confirmed-6-ontario-farms <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As of March 14, 2014, the Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) had diagnosed Swine Delta Coronavirus (SDCV) in samples from six Ontario pig farms as of mid-March, according to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV). The pathogen was detected as a result of follow up testing on farms with clinical signs of vomiting and diarrhea, but that tested negative for Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE) virus and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV). Samples of porcine plasma have also tested positive for SDCV at AHL and Iowa State University. The samples submitted were from the same batch that tested positive for PEDV in February 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-delta-coronavirus-confirmed-6-ontario-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/swine-delta-coronavirus-confirmed-6-ontario-farms#comments Food Animal Report Health PEDV Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:11:00 +0000 46841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Arkansas Takes Steps to Keep PEDV Out http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/arkansas-takes-steps-keep-pedv-out <div class="node-body article-body">Prompted by the quick spread of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), Arkansas has joined the growing list of states that have implemented import regulation changes on pigs entering the state, according to Delta Farm Press.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/arkansas-takes-steps-keep-pedv-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/arkansas-takes-steps-keep-pedv-out#comments Business Food Animal Report Health PEDV Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:20:00 +0000 46801 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Three Strategies For Promoting Good Gut Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/three-strategies-promoting-good-gut-health <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A healthy gut in young pigs promotes intake and growth, provides defense against disease pathogens and reduces the incidence of scours.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/three-strategies-promoting-good-gut-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/hubbard-feeds/three-strategies-promoting-good-gut-health#comments Animal Well-Being Hubbard Feeds Health Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 46691 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Work with your Vet on a PEDV Battle Plan Before the Disease Strikes http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/work-your-vet-pedv-battle-plan-disease-strikes <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Missouri </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pork producers and their veterinarians should put a porcine epidemic diarrhea (PEDV) battle plan in place before the disease strikes, says University of Missouri Extension swine specialist Tim Safranski.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/work-your-vet-pedv-battle-plan-disease-strikes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/work-your-vet-pedv-battle-plan-disease-strikes#comments Business Food Animal Report PEDV Health PEDV Biosecurity Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:21:00 +0000 46651 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Photo courtesy of American Veterinary Medical Association. New Book Indicates that Consumers are Just as Responsible for Food Safety as Producers http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-book-indicates-consumers-are-just-responsible-food-safety-producers <div class="field-byline"> Source: Meatingplace.com </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the efforts of producers, as well as regulators to help protect people from getting sick from foodborne pathogens, a good bulk of the responsibility for food safety may ultimately rest in the hands of the consumers, according to a new book from two award-winning journalists.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-book-indicates-consumers-are-just-responsible-food-safety-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/business/new-book-indicates-consumers-are-just-responsible-food-safety-producers#comments Business Health Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:04:00 +0000 46361 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com A Veterinarian’s PEDV Commentary from the ‘Front Lines’ http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/veterinarian-s-pedv-commentary-front-lines <div class="field-byline"> By Paul J. Armbrecht, DVM, Lake City, IA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is a very devastating disease. The response plan for each farm should be designed by the veterinary health adviser who is familiar with the operation. In my opinion, there is not just one standard operating procedure for all farms. However, I believe there are some procedures that will reduce the impact of the disease on every farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/veterinarian-s-pedv-commentary-front-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/veterinarian-s-pedv-commentary-front-lines#comments PEDV Health PEDV Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:13:00 +0000 46161 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Producer Diary: PEDV Outbreak at Meadow Hill Farm http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producer-diary-pedv-outbreak-meadow-hill-farm <div class="field-byline"> By Harold Lee </div> <div class="field-deck"> Sow unit manager documents his experiences with PEDV as a way to help other producers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sow unit manager Harold Lee shares his diary documenting the fierce battle he, his veterinarians and the Meadow Hill Farm staff waged against porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). Lee believes sharing his experiences may help lessen the disease's impact on other producers who may be able to learn from the Meadow Hill story.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producer-diary-pedv-outbreak-meadow-hill-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/producer-diary-pedv-outbreak-meadow-hill-farm#comments PEDV Health Gold PEDV Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:15:00 +0000 46121 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com <p>Harold Lee worked closely with his consulting veterinarians to devise a battle plan while fighting PEDV.</p>