This work could inform contingency planning that would lead to cost savings in the event of a future FMD outbreak and could also be applied to other infectious diseases.
The 2016 pig censuses are available. Check the changes and the evolution of each country in the statistics section.
Mayonnaise, almond meal, liquid bakery co-product and high-moisture corn may be suitable feed ingredients in liquid diets for growing-finishing pigs.
African swine fever (ASF) is a major pig health problem, and the causative virus is moving closer to Western European regions where pig density is high. Stopping or slowing down the spread of ASF requires mitigation strategies that are both effective and practical.
To achieve a good feed intake it is essential to reach adequate water consumption
Last week we reached 60,000 registered users.
Photo of the week 17-Feb-2017
Feed supplemented strains have limited ability to compete with the indigenous intestinal microbiota of piglets.
Question of the week 15-Feb-2017
Ear tagging causes a dramatic increase in cortisol levels compared with handling alone in piglets, which suggests that this procedure causes substantial distress.
Lonicera macranthoides supplementation in growing finishing diets may improve free amino acids content in fresh meat.
How can a veterinarian deal with a multiplier herd or any commercial herd positive for a low pathogenic B. hyodysenteriae?
From January 31st to February 2nd, 2017 took place the 22nd International Industrial Trade Fair "MVC: Cereals – Mixed Feed – Veterinary - 2017" in Moscow, Russia.
Photo of the week 03-Feb-2017
Photo of the week 24-Feb-2017
Question of the week 22-Feb-2017
This article discusses 4-week batch farrowing (4WBF), very common in small farms (250 sows) in some other countries, including France. Analysis will be based on a comparison with 3-week batch farrowing (3WBF).
This study provides the first indication that record keeping through an advisory service may help to lower the risk of tail biting, which is associated with improved farm performance.
We have added a new market (Argentina) to our Economy section. You can now check the evolution of the price of live pigs in Argentina since early 2016.
Pork Industry Economics Update - Dr. Steve Meyer, Express Markets Inc., from the 2017 Minnesota Pork Congress, January 17 - 18, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Feed additives that contained phosphoric acid, citric acid, or fumaric acid were the most effective in reducing virus survival.
This article explains the main preventive measures against App, focusing on the use of antimicrobials and vaccines.
Photo of the week 10-Feb-2017
We detected a recently discovered pestivirus, termed atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV) in all these cases by RT-PCR.
Question of the week 08-Feb-2017
The current mindset is to create, lean, bi-lateral trade agreements that focus on a win-win for the broadest group of constituents in each country.
It is easy to see the reaction of the sows (of all of them!) when we supply them with paper. A handful in front of their snout or at the reach of their mouth is enough... oxytocin! It is like giving an injection!
Dr. Laura Greiner, Director of Swine Research, Carthage Veterinary Service , from the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
- 24Feb Breeders wins lawsuit against the Danish Agriculture & Food Council
- 23Feb Genus acquires Hermitage’s genetic assets and enters into a strategic partnership
- 22Feb Ceva reinforces its position in China and swine through new joint-venture with EBVAC
- 22Feb Smithfield Foods Introduces Pure Farms™ Antibiotic-Free Product Line
- 16Feb Pork CRC Commercialisation Advances