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Improving nursery and grow-finish performance can help to increase profitability. PRRS is an expensive virus in terms of its effect on performance, so every effort should be made to keep it out of the nursery where pigs are vulnerable to disease challenges. Ways to manage nursery PRRS are to eradicate it in the sow herd if possible, or to increase the age of infection for nursery pigs. Nursery pigs should be given sufficient space, and kept in an environment at the optimal temperature. Good stockmanship in the nursery includes proper sanitation, adjusting temperature, feeders, and drinkers, and intervening if pigs are more >>
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Full Interview 7:05Listen Farmscape for June 26, 2017 The National Pork Producers Council says the duration antibiotics are prescribed to prevent or treat animal disease should be left in the hands of the veterinarian. On January 1 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's guidance 213, which restricts the use of medically important antibiotics in human medicine to disease treatment, control and prevention in veterinary medicine and mandates veterinary oversight took effect. Dr. Liz Wagstrom, the Chief Veterinarian with the National Pork Producers Council, says we need to ask, what can we do to keep our pigs healthy so that they don't need more >>
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Full Interview 9:08Listen Farmscape for June 26, 2017 Manitoba's pork industry is calling for the federal government support, in the form of new programs and financial assistance, in its effort to contain a surge in the number of cases of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea. Since the end of April over 30 swine farms in southeastern Manitoba have been affected by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, compared to 10 cases over the past three years. Earlier this month representatives of Manitoba's pork industry addressed a House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture emergency hearing to discus PED. Manitoba Pork General Manager Andrew Dickson says this more >>
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Attorney General Brad Schimel, along with West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, led a 20-state coalition in requesting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) preserve the role of the states in protecting the nation's water sources. The coalition filed its letter Monday as part of the EPA's ongoing review of its Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. The attorneys general outlined regulatory overreach present in the existing rule and offered suggestions to better respect the authority of states going forward. “The WOTUS Rule is unlawful…and significantly impinges upon the States' traditional role as the primary regulators of land and water resources more >>
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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Practical advice to pig farmers on providing suitable environmental enrichment to pigs is available in a new guide, now published in print as well as online. It provides information on the different ways environmental enrichment can be provided for differing types of housing and pigs. To order a printed copy of the guide, please email AHDB. The post ADHB Offers Guide on Environmental Enrichment to Pigs appeared first on Swineweb.com - Complete Swine News, Markets, Commentary, and Technical Info. more >>
Mon, Jun 26, 2017
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