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  • Jul 10, 2015
    press release

    Claw trimming gains momentum

    A University of Georgia associate professor, Robert Dove, foresees a day when claw trimming for swine becomes as routine as hoof trimming is for bovine, ovine or equine farm and ranch animals. “If you look at cattle, sheep and horses - their feet are trimmed on a routine basis as a standard management practice,” Dove says. “I believe we’re going to move in that direction with pigs as well.”...More
  • Jul 7, 2015
    press release

    Company will create swine vaccines based on advanced mucosal technology

    Aptimmune Biologics, a mucosal vaccine company developing novel swine vaccines for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and influenza virus, has received $2.75 million of funding from Arsenal Capital Management, Fox Ventures LLC and a group of Midwest angel investors....More
  • Jun 4, 2015
    press release

    Proof from the Field: Findings of data analysis show advantage of PCV2 vaccine

    By Brad Thacker, D.V.M., Ph.D., MBA, senior technical services veterinarian, Merck Animal Health Evaluating vaccination protocols in real-world situations is important to helping producers and veterinarians make decisions that will optimize the health of their pigs along with the profitability of their operations. It’s not often, though, that data from an independent operation involving nearly a half-million pigs can be obtained and analyzed to provide reliable performance and economic information. Such is the case involving a Midwest operation....More
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