A recent international meeting on the sustainability of livestock production brought speakers from around the world to Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Marty Matlock from the University of Arkansas shared these selected comments on how to measure sustainability and offers pointers on moving the discussion ahead.
Dr. Adam Moeser's work at North Carolina State focuses on gut health and the stresses which can cause this important animal health shield to be compromised. As he discusses his presentation at Boehringer Ingelheim's North Carolina Swine Health Seminar, an early-age stressor can have far reaching results.
Dr. Paul Yeske of Swine Vet Center in MN took advantage of an interruption in a pig flow to see what impact downtime between farm visits has on the transmission of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv), if any.
Manitoba Pork is reaching out to other businesses for support in the face of uncertain regulation and plummeting provincial pork production. Bruce Cochrane talks with Karl Kynoch about the regulatory climate's impact and steps toward resolution.