This study highlights the importance of continued monitoring of PRRSV evolution using genomic sequencing.
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- 22-May-2015 United States: House Ag Committee to repeal COOL requirements for beef, pork, and chicken
- 22-May-2015 United States: CDC data show progress in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014
- 22-May-2015 An overview of the OIE’s standards on animal welfare: a new interactive Infographic
- 22-May-2015 European Union: President Juncker announces new mechanism for scientific advice
Photo of the week 22-May-2015
Mating the stimulated sows eases the sperm transport to the oviduct, where they meet the ova.
A photo report on VIV Russia, which has been held from 19 to 21 May 2015 in Moscow.
Question of the week 20-May-2015
This article explains how the massive use of hormones helps synchronize heats and farrowings when workload scheduling, synchronization and production rates stability are priorities.
Photo of the week 15-May-2015
Digestibility of nutrients are decreased by increasing levels of inclusion of cellulose.
Within the power of this study, oral rennet supplementation does not increase piglet serum globulin concentrations.
Question of the week 13-May-2015
Recently, PCV2 has been suggested as a pathogen able to induce diarrhoea in pigs, and PCV2-enteric disease (PCV2-ED) as a separate entity within porcine circovirus diseases (PCVDs) has been proposed.
Homologous re-challenge 49 days post initial PEDV exposure did not result in re-infection of the pigs. This demonstrates potential for an effective PEDV vaccine.
Low-protein diets with balances amino acid profile decrease ETEC colonization in jejunal mucosa.
These baseline results suggest that oral-fluid samples can be collected from individually housed sows, but that further studies on the optimization of oral-fluid collection in the sow unit (gestation and farrowing) would be of value.
April has gone by with a surprising change in the trend of several European markets.
Biosecurity measures for visitors should be implemented in all farms without exception, and hand washing with soap and subsequent disinfection should be compulsory in those farms where showering is not.
The difference in the conversion rate expected within a practical range of average particle sizes between 600 and 1000 microns can be of up to 2-4% between both ends.
Magnesium supplementation can increase reproductive performance in adult sows.
The macrolide tylvalosin and the pleuromutilin valnemulin exhibited the highest in vitro antimicrobial activities against M. hyopneumoniae field isolates in comparison with the other tested antibiotics.
Big news in US as Seaboard and Triumph Foods announce plans to build and operate a large-scale packing plant in Sioux City. One of the things which this move signals is the further coordination of the production sector with consumer demand.
Organoleptic ham criteria for immunocastrated males hams were equivalent to those found for surgically castrated males and gilts hams, demonstrating the efficacy of vaccination in these study conditions.
Flies are not usually seen as a real risk of infection between farms unless we're talking about very high-density areas. However, flies can travel long distances if captured when collecting carcasses.
Karma Glos from Kingbird Farm raises Tamworth pigs on pasture. Here Karma demonstrates how she manages sow breeding and farrowing.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
The author questions whether the US virus is more virulent than the strain CV777 isolated in Europe in 1977 or whether the disease is indeed more devastating now than it was in the seventies in Europe.
Build a fence to keep the weaned piglets in a farrowing pen.
Photo of the week 08-May-2015
Question of the week 06-May-2015
The most direct strategy to decrease the concentration in the air of airborne pathogens is dust reduction. This article describes the use of a particle ionization system called EPI.
Overall, video imaging of fattening pigs appeared promising for real-time weight and growth monitoring. In this study the weight could be estimated with an accuracy of 97.5% in a group level.
- 22-May-2015 Nedap introduces new Farrowing Feeding System
- 22-May-2015 World Pork Expo seminars provide the most up-to-date information
- 22-May-2015 Walmart U.S. Announces New Animal Welfare and Antibiotics Positions
- 21-May-2015 Alltech REBELation kicks off with Medal of Excellence award to Gen. Colin Powell
- 20-May-2015 Are sows leaving the herd too early?