Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Swine Health Information Center examining Seneca Valley Virus http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-information-center-examining-seneca-valley-virus <div class="field-byline"> Compiled by National Hog Farmer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Swine Health Information Center is currently investigating the identification of Seneca Valley Virus that was found in the U.S. this summer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-information-center-examining-seneca-valley-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/swine-health-information-center-examining-seneca-valley-virus#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Health Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:25:00 +0000 59971 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Fostera PCV MetaStim now available from Zoetis http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/fostera-pcv-metastim-now-available-zoetis <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Zoetis announced Aug. 25&nbsp;&nbsp;the availability of Fostera&nbsp;PCV MetaStim. The monovalent killed virus vaccine that helps protect against porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) caused by porcine circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) has been updated with the commonly used adjuvant known as MetaStim.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/fostera-pcv-metastim-now-available-zoetis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Well-Being Health Wed, 26 Aug 2015 04:00:00 +0000 59951 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com African swine fever spreading in Europe http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe <div class="node-body article-body">African swine fever is spreading through European countries, taking its toll on hog farmers and the battle to prevent or control its further spread.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/african-swine-fever-spreading-europe#comments Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:17:00 +0000 59931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com AFIA feels the FDA crosses line with proposal for monitoring antibiotics in ag http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Feed Industry Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Feed Industry Association’s legal counsel earlier this week submitted comments on behalf of the organization to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the proposed rule making on antimicrobial animal drug sales and distribution reporting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/afia-feels-fda-crosses-line-proposal-monitoring-antibiotics-ag#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Marketing Nutrition Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:38:00 +0000 59911 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Senators ask for information on the overuse of antibiotics and animals http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Senators are asking for information on how the task force plans to address critical gaps in current Food & Drug Administration policies to address public health threats posed by the “overuse of antibiotics in food animals.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/senators-ask-information-overuse-antibiotics-and-animals#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Nutrition Legislative Preview Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:21:00 +0000 59881 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Effects of gestational heat stress linger for generations http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/effects-gestational-heat-stress-linger-generations <div class="node-body article-body">Heat stress suffered while gilts are in gestation has long-lasting effects on the performance of the gilts themselves, but also the performance of their offspring, and even further down in the gilts’ lineage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/effects-gestational-heat-stress-linger-generations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/effects-gestational-heat-stress-linger-generations#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Reproduction Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:56:00 +0000 59841 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Third of four in Pork Checkoff webinar series on Tuesday http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday <div class="field-byline"> Source: Pork Checkoff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hog producers have two more opportunities to take in the Pork Checkoff’s webinar series “Assessing and Understanding the Impact of Seasonal Loss of Productivity” with Tuesday’s installment presented by Virginia Tech's Shelly Rhoads.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/reproduction/third-four-pork-checkoff-webinar-series-tuesday#comments Environment Food Animal Report Facilities Health Marketing Reproduction Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:40:00 +0000 59731 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Congress asks USDA for continued avian influenza assistance http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/congress-asks-usda-continued-avian-influenza-assistance <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Congressmen are asking the USDA for its continued assistance for poultry producers who have been affected by the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/congress-asks-usda-continued-avian-influenza-assistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/health/congress-asks-usda-continued-avian-influenza-assistance#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Legislative Preview Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:45:00 +0000 59541 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Heat stress causes hog producers to sweat http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat <div class="node-body article-body">Sweltering heat of summer can have a large impact on the U.S. hog industry. Though the hogs themselves do not sweat, the producers will as heat stress makes a large economic dent in productivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/food-animal-report/heat-stress-causes-hog-producers-sweat#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Nutrition Reproduction Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:29:00 +0000 59431 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com A. pleuropneumonia and A. suis: Diagnostic trends in North America http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pleuropneumonia-and-suis-diagnostic-trends-north-america <div class="field-byline"> By Paulo Arruda, Bailey Arruda, Kent Schwartz, Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University; and Justin Kuecker, East Fork Swine Veterinary Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia and Actinobacillus suis continue to be important causes of respiratory and systemic disease, respectively, in swine, and the economic impact of these diseases has significantly increased with the intensification and consolidation of swine production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pleuropneumonia-and-suis-diagnostic-trends-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/pleuropneumonia-and-suis-diagnostic-trends-north-america#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:47:00 +0000 59331 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com