Health http://nationalhogfarmer.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Benefit seen in testing Brachyspira isolates in dysentery outbreaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks <div class="field-byline"> By Nandita Mirajkar and Connie Gebhart, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Veterinarians and pork producers dealing with swine dysentery outbreaks in their herds would benefit from the ability to test the susceptibilities of their Brachyspira isolates to identify the most appropriate choice and dose of antimicrobial to control the disease. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/benefit-seen-testing-brachyspira-isolates-dysentery-outbreaks#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Sun, 01 Mar 2015 22:40:00 +0000 54751 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Hord Livestock takes biosecurity seriously http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously <div class="node-body article-body">Time is money, and time spent in the name of biosecurity is worth every penny. For Hord Livestock, biosecurity is serious business. The hog and cattle operation near Bucyrus, Ohio, beefed up its biosecurity 10 years ago when porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome hit, and that extra effort is paying off today.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/facilities/hord-livestock-takes-biosecurity-seriously#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report PEDV Facilities Health Biosecurity Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:37:00 +0000 54711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Submitted U.S. partners with United Kingdom for animal disease prevention research http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research <div class="field-byline"> Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom will address high-impact diseases and animal health issues in both countries. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/us-partners-united-kingdom-animal-disease-prevention-research#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report Health Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:24:00 +0000 54591 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Russia reports new African swine fever outbreaks http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks <div class="field-byline"> Source: Belarusian News, Belarusian Telegraph Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The department for veterinary and food supervision at the Agriculture and Food Ministry of the Republic of Belarus has announced that several new cases of African swine fever have been reported from Oryol Oblast, Bryansk Oblast, Kaluga Oblast and Moscow Oblast of Russia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/russia-reports-new-african-swine-fever-outbreaks#comments Animal Well-Being Business Health Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:23:00 +0000 54551 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Wisconsin reissues spring pig weigh-in ban http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban <div class="field-byline"> Source: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wisconsin’s state veterinarian has reissued a ban on the spring pig weigh-ins that usually take place in preparation for Wisconsin’s numerous county fairs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/wisconsin-reissues-spring-pig-weigh-ban#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Marketing Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:25:00 +0000 54481 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Getty Images/Scott Olson Oral fluid testing provides big diagnostic advantages http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/oral-fluid-testing-provides-big-diagnostic-advantages <div class="field-byline"> By J. Zimmerman, DVM, PHD, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most experts agree that on-farm collection of statistically appropriate numbers of blood or nasal swab specimens from individual pigs is too expensive and requires too much work to be done on a routine basis. The solution could be to switch to oral fluid diagnostic specimens.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/oral-fluid-testing-provides-big-diagnostic-advantages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/oral-fluid-testing-provides-big-diagnostic-advantages#comments Animal Well-Being Health Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:23:00 +0000 54141 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Administration’s budget to increase antibiotic funding http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/administration-s-budget-increase-antibiotic-funding <div class="field-byline"> By P. Scott Shearer, Bockorny Group, Washington, D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The administration’s budget for fiscal year ’16 proposes doubling the funding to combat the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. The White House said that “antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health issues facing the world today.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/administration-s-budget-increase-antibiotic-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/administration-s-budget-increase-antibiotic-funding#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Legislative Preview Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:06:00 +0000 54131 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Research looks at economics of livestock antibiotic use http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use <div class="field-byline"> Source: Choicesmagazine.org </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the United States, antibiotics for growth promotion are not banned, but the FDA recently issued guidelines for the industry to voluntarily withdraw medically important antibiotics from growth promotion. For policy makers, the challenge is to evaluate the benefits and costs of animal antibiotics to society. What is the economic value of antibiotics to the livestock industry versus the potential health cost of increasing resistance levels? What are the potential productivity and economic effects of a ban on antibiotics for growth promotion for U.S. meat producers and consumers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/research-looks-economics-livestock-antibiotic-use#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:27:00 +0000 53931 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Previous ‘mild’ strain of PEDV confers protection against ‘severe’ strain http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain <div class="field-byline"> Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers with the Swine Health Monitoring Project have found that a previous infection of sows with a 'mild' strain of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus confers protection against infection with a 'severe' strain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/pedv/previous-mild-strain-pedv-confers-protection-against-severe-strain#comments Animal Well-Being Food Animal Report PEDV Health Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:08:00 +0000 53921 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com Intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccines show advantages in swine http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine <div class="field-byline"> Source: Iowa State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New research at Iowa State University demonstrates that live attenuated influenza vaccines, administered intranasally to swine, provoke a broader immune response than whole inactivated virus vaccines, which are the current standard.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://nationalhogfarmer.com/animal-well-being/intranasal-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccines-show-advantages-swine#comments Animal Well-Being Business Food Animal Report Health Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:36:00 +0000 53711 at http://nationalhogfarmer.com