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Pig Health & Disease

The latest articles, analysis and information on managing pig herd health and preventing costly outbreaks, such as PEDv, piglet diarrhea, African swine fever and Porcine Circovirus Disease for sows, gilts, boars, hogs and piglets from the editors of Pig International magazine.

ARTICLES

US pig industry sees move from antibiotics as opportunity

New guidelines significantly change how antibiotics have been used in the U.S. swine industry for decades.
Pigs that were born after the veterinary feed directive (VFD) went into affect in January are now reaching market weight and giving the 60,000 pork producers in the U.S. a glimpse at how eliminating feed-grade antibiotics impacts the industry.
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18 diseases feral swine could carry

List of bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases proves the need to protect herds, people from feral swine
I had often heard about how dangerous and destructive feral swine can be, but what I had heard became more relevant when my family saw two of them in a wooded area near our campsite in at a state park in Oklahoma over Labor Day weekend.
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Corizzo joins Diamond V

The Diamond V team recently welcomed Kevin Corizzo who joined the company in the new position of Content Marketing Manager / Technical Writer.
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Animal welfare a major focus as veterinarians meet in Korea

The World Veterinary Association with Ceva Santé Animale recognize 6 outstanding veterinarians for their commitment to promoting the welfare of animals
On Aug. 29, during the 33rd World Veterinary Congress in Incheon, Korea, the 1st WVA Global Animal Welfare Awards co-founded and supported by Ceva Sante Animale was given to six veterinarians representing each of the six WVA world regions.
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Piglets need water as much as they need feed

Providing water to suckling and weaned piglets does not stop at having one water outlet per pen as these animals undergo significant digestive development during this period.
Sow’s milk contains about 80 percent water, and therefore it is often assumed that suckling piglets cover their daily water requirements without supplemental water.
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New approach aims to modernize 100-year-old meat inspection process

Leveraging an integrated approach to meat inspection, involving serology testing, to improve the pork value chain
In an effort to modernize the meat inspection process for the first time since the mid-1880s, Thermo Fisher Scientific will present a new and more efficient approach to help protect consumers from potential health hazards during the 12th Safe Pork Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, Aug. 21-24.
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New hope to control zoonotic disease in Asia

Researchers led by the UK’s Pirbright Institute are developing an effective and inexpensive vaccine for pigs against the Nipah virus
The threat of a devastating zoonotic disease currently restricts the areas of Malaysia where pig farms can be set up, but that could change if a new international effort to develop a vaccine is successful.
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