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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.


Diamond V at 75: Focus on swine health at World Pork Expo

Changes in the regulation of antibiotics are affecting pork production around the world, especially for integrated food companies and countries that export pork, says Dr. Y.K. Kwan, a veterinarian with feed industry experience who provides technical services for Diamond V partners and customers in Southeast Asia.
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Pharmgate Animal Health unveils innovative new website

New Pharmgate Animal Health Website is designed to help provide producers, veterinarians and nutritionists with crucial tools and information
Pharmgate Animal Health has launched a new website in tandem with updated corporate branding to reflect the company’s mission to be an innovative partner for producers, veterinarians, and nutritionists.
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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announces new avian team

Over the past fifteen years Merial Animal Health and Boehringer Ingelheim's avian and swine departments have produced a number of innovative vaccines for improved animal health. Following Boehringer Ingleheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health, this focus on disease prevention continues, and is reflected in the ongoing investment in research into new vaccines for the poultry sector.
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Zoetis builds veterinary diagnostic network in Uganda, Nigeria and Ethiopia

Marks accomplishments in first year of the African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement (A.L.P.H.A) Initiative
On April 23, Zoetis reported on progress during the first year of its African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement initiative (A.L.P.H.A.) to establish sustainable veterinary diagnostic networks and animal health infrastructure in Uganda, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
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USDA’s Saul T. Wilson dies after brief illness

Worked to eradicate disease, keep food supply safe
Dr. Saul T. Wilson, former veterinarian with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) died February 1 after a brief illness.
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Understand antibiotic-alternative feed additives first

Livestock producers need to understand how specific feed additives work when used in place of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) to make most effective use of the AGP alternatives.
Livestock producers should identify the root of any health problems their animals face before selecting an AGP alternative.
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Diamond V at 75: video series launched

On Jan. 11, Diamond V launched "Diamond V at 75: Immune Strength for Life" -- a monthly video series that celebrates the company's history in the animal and feed industries and highlights its vision for the future.
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Boehringer Ingelheim appoints David Strachan head of avian and swine

David Strachan has been appointed head of the avian and swine business unit following Boehringer Ingelheim’s acquisition of Merial Animal Health. Dr. Strachan has worked for Boehringer Ingelheim’s swine division for the past eleven years, spending the last seven as the head of business unit. He specialized in the swine sector with a main interest in infectious disease surveillance and control, areas key to both the swine and avian sectors.
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