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Minimal Antibiotic-Use In Swine: We’re Almost There

With consumers trying to steer clear of antibiotics in meat, producers are looking for efficient and practical ways to address the demand. If you’re working with producers who want to raise pigs with zero to minimal antibiotic use, Pig Health Today has an article you will want to read. Mike Tokach, PhD, who is a [...]

2019-01-28T14:56:11-06:00January 28th, 2019|

Immunocastration For Pigs?

Do any of you immunocastrate your swine? After you read this article from Pig Health Today, you might consider this instead of physical castration. Larry Rueff, DVM, a swine veterinarian from Greensburg IN, stopped castrating his swine physically for four years. Rueff uses a protein compound that blocks boar taint like an immunization if you [...]

2018-09-20T15:07:31-05:00September 20th, 2018|

Genetically Modified Pigs Resistant to PRRS

With summer in full swing, I thought I’d share this article from Pig Health Today. It talks about how heat stress affects pigs and your profits. Aside from reduced performance, it can compromise pigs’ gastrointestinal system and cause them to reduce their feed intake and it also leads to higher mortality rates. Let’s talk about [...]

2018-08-22T09:55:39-05:00August 22nd, 2018|

IPPA Helps Fight Hunger in Illinois

I love articles that talk about acts of kindness, especially when it involves one of the industries I work with. Swine Web shared an uplifting announcement recently that I had to pass along. The Illinois Pork Producers Association, otherwise known as IPPA, launched Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign in 2008. The [...]

2018-05-30T17:15:56-05:00May 30th, 2018|

Zoetis Introduces 2 PCV2 Genotype Protection in a Single Vaccine

The swine industry is going to change forever, thanks to a new vaccine. Pig Health Today reports that the first vaccine with two genotypes of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), 2a and 2b, was announced in San Diego during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians conference. According to Lucina Galina, DVM, Ph.D., Zoetis’ director of [...]

2018-05-18T13:50:30-05:00May 18th, 2018|

Gamithromycin for Swine Respiratory Disease

I am fascinated with new developments in the swine industry. Aside from being interesting and informative, having access to new knowledge allows me to understand this field even more. The Pig Site presents a way to control and treat SRD in a three-part video. SRD otherwise called Swine Respiratory Disease, is one of the leading [...]

2016-09-27T23:06:44-05:00September 27th, 2016|

MSU’s Aggression in Group Housing Survey

As a recruiter for Continental Search’s swine department, I enjoy looking for interesting content that will prove beneficial to friends and clients in this particular industry. I found a survey that will interest swine producers, as the data will help improve their business endeavors. Dr. Sarah Ison is a post-doctoral fellow in Michigan State University’s [...]

2016-09-21T12:36:04-05:00September 21st, 2016|

K-State Talks about Applied Swine Nutrition Studies

Hey, it’s Jim! We found an interesting video from Kansas State University, its based on Swine Nutrition Studies that will be beneficial to individuals in the swine industry, especially growers. The magic formula to raising the best swine has been unlocked. Various studies done by K-State’s Applied Swine Nutrition Research has been incorporated into one [...]

2016-09-06T12:27:58-05:00September 6th, 2016|