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Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) has been present in U.S. herds for nearly 100 years,1 and until recently, was less complicated for producers and veterinarians to manage. Today, however, due to its endemic presence in swine populations in North and South America, Asia and Europe,1 as well as the emergence of new virus strains that are more difficult to predict and control, IAV-S has emerged as a major threat to the industry overall. Nowhere is that threat more easily recognizable than in production losses associated with IAV-S. A 2012 case study that looked at losses associated with average daily gain, more >>
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
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As seen in PigHealthtoday.com Urine sampling is a reliable way to detect procaine penicillin G (PPG) residues prior to processing and may help producers avoid processing-plant violations, according to Locke A. Karriker, DVM, a professor at Iowa State University. Increasing incidence of PPG-residue detection in cull sows has been reported, due in part to changes in the PPG-testing method made by USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service in 2011. Residues of PPG in sows are not uncommon at processing. Although plasma concentrations of PPG correlate well with tissue residue, collecting and evaluating plasma is complicated, says Karriker in a Pork Checkoff report.1 Urine more >>
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
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The swine nutrition teams at Kansas State University (KSU) and Pig Improvement Company (PIC) have developed a tool to optimize the level of dietary net energy for growing-finishing pigs to maximize profitability. Feed represents approximately 70-80% of the cost of a grow-finishing pig and about half of that cost is related to energy. Feeding the incorrect energy level can hurt the producer by as much as five dollars per market pig. KSU and PIC have developed a Microsoft Excel®-based model to compare levels of dietary net energy defined by the user and determine the level that would maximize profitability. The model more >>
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
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Here's how rethinking vaccination strategies helped two farms Veterinarians Marty Mohr of New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center in New Ulm, Minnesota, and Bill Hollis of Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. in Carthage, Illinois, have one thing in common: Both have had a client outsmart swine influenza virus. Before For Dr. Hollis, his client in Iowa had more than 10% of weaned pigs with signs of swine influenza A virus (IAV-S), and both H1N2 and H3N2 viruses were isolated. Dr. Mohr saw an outbreak of influenza H1N2 in his Minnesota client's suckling and nursery pigs. When reviewing the persistent swine influenza situations on more >>
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
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Farmscape for November 17, 2017 Full Interview 7:02 Listen A Veterinary Pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine says the move to boutique style free range livestock production compromises the superior level of food safety that has been achieved as a result of modern livestock housing. “Zoonotic Diseases,” were discussed this week as part of Saskatchewan Pork Industry Symposium 2017 in Saskatoon. Dr. Susan Detmer, a Veterinary Pathologist with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, says there's a number of diseases that we see at higher rates in under developed and low income countries. Clip-Dr. Susan Detmer-Western College of Veterinary Medicine: One more >>
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
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