Controlling Disease: It's not about the bugs

31-Mar-2016 (1 years 6 months 20 days ago)

Controlling Disease: It's not about the bugs - Dr. Jim Lowe, Integrated Food Animal Medicine Systems, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, from the 2015 Midwest Pork Conference, December 1, 2015, Danville, IN, USA.

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Women in Pig Farming

03-Mar-2016 (1 years 7 months 18 days ago)1

What role do females play on a pig farm? From tractor drivers, to farrowing barn specialists to so much more – these women are Real Pig Farmers of America. This is #RealPigFarming.

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Pigs that are resistant to PRRSv developed at University of Missouri

17-Dec-2015 (1 years 10 months 4 days ago)1

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus was first detected in the U.S. in 1987. Pigs that contract the disease have extreme difficulty reproducing, don’t gain weight and have a high mortality rate. The disease costs North American farmers more than $660 million annually. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University, and Genus plc have bred pigs that are not harmed by the disease.

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