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  • Nov 2, 2015
    press release

    Ralco acquires Bakker Consulting animal health division

    Ralco, a global leader in animal health, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the animal health division of Bakker Consulting, Inc. (BCI) located in Rock Valley, Iowa....More
  • Oct 21, 2015
    press release

    Ross to lead Iowa Pork Industry Center at ISU

    Jason Ross, Lloyd L. Anderson Professor in Physiology and an associate professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been appointed as the director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State, effective Oct. 1.  Ross succeeds Jay Harmon, who has served as interim director since July 2014. ...More
  • Oct 14, 2015
    press release

    Prepare for PEDV by updating biosecurity steps

    Reviewing and refining biosecurity procedures are essential to ensuring the safety of our farms. The recent emergence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in the last few years has driven efforts to better evaluate and improve biosecurity in the U.S. pork industry....More
  • Sep 29, 2015

    Real victory over PEDV? 1

    The USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report documented U.S. hog farmers gain in productivity and strong recovery over PEDV. Still, most producers will not declare it a complete victory yet....More
  • Sep 24, 2015

    Don’t assume ‘it’s only Seneca Valley Virus’

    A false assumption of Seneca Valley Virus presence in your herd could be detrimental to U.S. swine industry....More
  • Sep 17, 2015
    press release

    Merck Animal Health introduces first injectable ileitis vaccine

    Merck Animal Health is pleased to introduce Porcilis Ileitis, the first injectable vaccine that offers a 20-week duration of immunity for control of ileitis caused by Lawsonia intracellularis. Ileitis can significantly impact the health and performance of finishing pigs; curbing average daily gain by 38% and feed efficiency by 27%....More
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