Novel findings from the Pregnant Gilt Model will contribute to the development of genetic lines that are more resilient to reproductive PRRSV, helping to mitigate losses in the event of a reproductive outbreak....More
Hans Stein and his research team from the University of Illinois recently published the results of an experiment to determine the digestibility of amino acids in several rice co-products fed to growing pigs....More
The swine industry is not over porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. It is easy to become complacent, especially as the farm breaks have become mild. However, the pork industry is not over PEDV and it is recommended for hog farmers to remain vigilant in protecting their farms from a disease outbreak.
For additional resources about farm biosecurity, visit pork.org/PEDV.
Even though PRRS remains the focus of the North American PRRS Symposium, collaborations with USDA NC-229 and the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases have resulted in including emerging and foreign animal diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea, porcine circovirus-associated disease, African swine fever, classical swine fever and other high-consequence diseases of interest to the swine virological community.
Researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University and Genus plc have combined efforts to create pigs that are resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus....More
K-State researchers identified a virus as a member of the aptly name pestivirus family from a sample submitted from a swine herd where uncontrollable shaking, or intention tremors, was observed and resulted in the death of nearly 700 pigs....More
Respiratory disease co-infections have become so common that the industry coined the term porcine respiratory disease complex to describe it. Co-infections with more than one virus or bacteria working together synergistically with environmental stressors cause significantly more damage to pig health and a producer’s ROI than the pathogens would independently....More
SVA is not a new virus, but certainly something has changed as we are beginning to see many more cases associated with it than what has been seen historically. In fact, it has been shown that currently circulating strains are significantly different than historical isolates....More
Narrow profit margins often fuel hog farmers to sharpen their pencils on expenses, but staying proactive during a downturn in the market can keep cutbacks from financially draining a hog farm’s profit in the long run....More
Hog producers are encouraged to closely monitor their pigs for signs of Senecavirus A, symptoms that closely resemble those of foot and mouth disease. If such symptoms appear, tests need to rule out FMD....More
Safe, wholesome animal proteins come from healthy animals. A top priority for America's pig farmers is healthy pigs. Just like humans, pigs get sick and need medical attention. In order to treat sick animals and ensure a healthy environment, pig farmers will seek the medical advisement of the herd’s veterinarians for the best treatment option for the particular health situation. At times, antimicrobials are necessary for the pig’s health. U.S. pig farmers are committed to responsible antibiotic use.
The National Pork Board today debuted a new infographic depicting how U.S. pig farmers work with their veterinarians to use antibiotics responsibly to help keep people, pigs and the planet healthy. ...More
For the first time in its history, the Respiratory Disease Research Board (formerly the PRRS Research Review Board) will expand its membership in 2016 to include the American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year....More
Further research is needed to determine if there are interactive effects of active ingredients in various feed additives, as well as the relative effectiveness of individual active ingredients on the inactivation kinetics of PDCoV....More
The National Pork Board announced the seven members of its blue ribbon panel on antibiotics, an outcome of the Pork Checkoff’s stewardship plan first defined in June. The new, third-party panel includes experts with specific experience and knowledge in antibiotic practices or consumer marketing, but who are independent of NPB practices....More
The International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine was co-hosted by Iowa State University and Kansas State University. This forum is to share with the industry the findings of research and bring world-renowned experts on feed efficiency to present the full breadth of knowledge on swine feed efficiency.