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  • Mar 18, 2016

    Hog producers come to the table for antibiotic disucssions

    Many families will be gathering together this next week for Easter, and some of the best times together will be spent around the table — feasting and sharing life’s stories, successes, trials, and tribulations. Chances are that table talk may also involve the actual feast in front of the hungry guests, and hopefully that feast will have a nice ham as the center of attention. That ham may also come with a side of how the ham got from the farm to the table....More
  • Mar 15, 2016
    press release

    Harrisvaccines receives production platform vaccine licensure first of its kind granted by USDA

    Merck Animal Health today announced that its recent acquisition, Harrisvaccines, has been granted licensure of its Prescription Product, RNA Particle vaccine platform from the USDA. This first-of-its-kind USDA license approves the company’s innovative production platform and allows for the manufacturing of herd-specific, custom vaccines prescribed by a licensed veterinarian. ...More
  • Mar 8, 2016

    Antibiotics, a priority for America’s pig farmers

    For 20 years, the National Pork Board has focused on antibiotic research....More
  • Mar 4, 2016

    Industry pressures won’t stop … Be Ready

    Consumer-driven changes to agriculture and the hog industry are not going away, and the antibiotic-use issue is only the latest. Producers need to be front and center on promoting the responsible animal care principles implemented....More
  • Mar 1, 2016
    press release

    BIVI announces Swine Research Award recipients

    The Respiratory Disease Research Board, with support from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc., has selected three research proposals to fund as part of its 2016 Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease program. These research proposals are funded at $35,000 each....More
  • Feb 29, 2016
    press release

    Comprehensive technical manual for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae management available

    In collaboration with a team of seven Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae experts, Zoetis is providing veterinarians with proven strategies and protocols for managing this costly disease through a new resource — the Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Technical Manual....More
  • Feb 29, 2016
    press release

    Merck Animal Health awards scholarships to swine veterinary students

    In partnership with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation — the charitable arm of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians — Merck Animal Health today announced the 2016 recipients of the AASVF/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships....More
  • Feb 24, 2016
    press release

    Veterinarians review latest research: SynGenX for weaned pigs

    “Antibiotic stewardship” is a key focus of the upcoming annual meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, Feb. 27-March 1 in New Orleans, La. Veterinarians are leading the effort to optimize antibiotic use and preserve the efficacy of current therapeutic treatments. Interest is high in research evaluating natural alternatives to promote pig health.  ...More
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