Alumbaugh: Study shows improved PRRS control with vaccination

An important clinical study – one of the largest field trials to date on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome – demonstrates significant direct and indirect benefits to vaccinating against this challenging virus. FULL STORY »

Alumbaugh: Multiple factors contribute to PRDC

Chronic respiratory disease is common and can be difficult to prevent and control. Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) can have a significant impact on herds if not monitored and managed. FULL STORY »

Risk management strategies vital to PEDv control

A published study performed by Pipestone Veterinary Services shows it may be possible to secure feed against Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). FULL STORY »

Don’t lose sight of feed efficiency

All signs point to a bountiful harvest, with corn and soybean meal prices expected to fall. However, with feed costs making up about 65 percent of production costs, it still pays to reduce the cost of the diet or improve feed efficiency. FULL STORY »

Alumbaugh: Best of Leman

I just returned from the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in Minnesota. Once more, it was an excellent program. A surprise presentation by Guy Leman, son of Al and Loretta Leman, was one of many highlights. FULL STORY »

Dr. Luc Dufresne honored at Leman Conference

Luc Dufresne, DVM, has been named the recipient of the 2014 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award. FULL STORY »

Check water periodically for bacteria, nitrate

While most bacteria found in water do not cause disease, disease-causing pathogens can exist in well water given the right circumstances. FULL STORY »

Reduce effects of HBS

It’s extremely frustrating to lose a pig, especially with today’s prices. It’s even worse when that pig weighs between 150-230 lbs., which is the prime window for hemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS) to occur. FULL STORY »

Discrepancies exist on animal disease zoning

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) points out differences between the current U.S. and Canada programs for regionalization or zoning as it relates to animal disease traceability. FULL STORY »

Alltech’s 30th Symposium asks “What If?”

PorkNetwork editor JoAnn Alumbaugh is attending the 30th annual Alltech Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky. Here is a news release highlighting some of the sessions from the first day. FULL STORY »

Ralco receives patent for mineral technology

Ralco Nutrition uses a unique, breakthrough technology related to organically chelated mineral compositions, and has just achieved a patent for it. FULL STORY »

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