In collaboration with researchers at Kansas State University, ISU scientists first identified pigs with SCID around four years ago as part of an ongoing study of feed efficiency in pork production and the impact of infectious disease....More
Ceva is a global swine health company founded by veterinarians and led by industry experts focusing in the areas of reproduction, emerging diseases, grow-finish products and unmet needs.
Ceva Animal Health is "beginning its journey in the global swine business," shares Craig Wallace, Ceva Animal Health chief executive officer and North American zone director. A planning process that started 10 years ago.
There is a large variation in total piglets born per farrowed female, and to be among the top producers your farm has to get the full potential out of the genetics being used, including proper gilt management....More
USDA and FDA’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gathering input to assess impact of measures being implemented to foster the judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs for livestock....More
Colder weather brings its own unique challenges to swine production. In addition to increased demands on pig performance and production, incidence of respiratory diseases, such as porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, also tend to increase during winter months....More
The 76th annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference delved into the latest research, information and best practices in livestock nutrition, with presentations divided into ruminant, non-ruminant and equine. The conference included 21 presentations by speakers representing industry, government and academia from across the county, eight University of Minnesota research updates and one round-table with five equine industry exports.
Although the cases of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus have lessened quite a bit since its sudden emergence in the United States in 2013, Joseph Connor, DVM and president of Carthage Veterinary Service Ltd. at the 25th annual Swine Health and Production Conference advised hog farmers to stay vigilant against this production limiting virus. Connor proposes the question to a room full of hog farmers: “Can we eliminate PEDV from North America in 2016?”. ...More
In the past several weeks, cases of Senecavirus A (Seneca Valley Virus) have been reported in multiple commercial herds in California, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey and North Carolina. SVV is not a limited production disease but its symptoms are similar to foot-and-mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, vesicular stomatitis and vesicular exanthema. So, hog farmers finding lesions on the snout and coronary band/hoof lesions on sows, nursery pigs or finishing pigs should immediately consult their herd veterinarian.
Dave Pyburn took over Sept. 8 as the National Pork Board's senior vice president of science and technology, replacing Paul Sundberg who became executive director of the newly formed Swine Health Information Center....More