Health & disease

What Are Key Sow Housing Tools Available?

Walking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available - PORK AcademyWalking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available - PORK Academy Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, shares how sow housing has changed over the last 20 years. Dr. Safranski looks at some of the parameters that define sow housing today and the movements toward group sow housing. Dr. Safranski closes with the subject of sow housing feeding systems and how to troubleshoot them. [video].

Comparison of Intestinal Lesions

Comparison of intestinal lesions between Enterisol® Ileitis and Porcilis® Ileitis using a Lawsonia intracellularis mucosal homogenate seeder pig challenge modelComparison of intestinal lesions between Enterisol® Ileitis and Porcilis® Ileitis using a Lawsonia intracellularis mucosal homogenate seeder pig challenge model Dr. Jessica Seate, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, presents research on a comparison of intestinal lesions between Enterisol® Ileitis and Porcilis® Ileitis using a Lawsonia intracellularis mucosal homogenate seeder pig challenge model. Dr. Seate concludes with a summary that shares that IHC scores and histologic lesions (H&E) were lower for Enterisol® Ileitis group compared to the Porcilis® Ileitis and NVC groups, Enterisol® Ileitis had lowest percentage of PCR positives at necropsy, and IgG Lawsonia ELISA titers are not indicative of protective immunity [video].

Efficacy of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV

Efficacy of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV against a heterologous PRRSV 1-7-4 RFLP challengeEfficacy of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV against a heterologous PRRSV 1-7-4 RFLP challenge Dr. Reid Philips, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, shares insights on the efficacy of Ingelvac PRRS® MLV against a heterologous PRRSV 1-7-4 RFLP challenge. Key findings include: Ingelvac PRRS® MLV demonstrated significant protection against a virulent PRRSv ‘174’ challenge: 1) Significant reduction in viremia, 2) Significant reduction in lung lesions, and 3) Significant improvement in Daily Gain. Also, Ingelvac PRRS® MLV continues to demonstrate cross protection against new-emerging field strains [video].

Comparison Of Efficacy Between Two Pcv2 Vaccination Protocols

Comparison of efficacy between two PCV2 vaccination protocols under PCV2d field exposureComparison of efficacy between two PCV2 vaccination protocols under PCV2d field exposure Dr. Eduardo Fano, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, shares a research comparison of efficacy between two PCV2 vaccination protocols under PCV2d field exposure. Key finding: No efficacy differences between these 2 vaccination protocols were documented in this study under 1) PCV2d field/natural challenge, and 2) PRRSV Co infection [video].

SwineCast 0990, Ohio State Researching Influenza In Show Pigs

SwineCast 0990 Show Notes:

SwineCast 0989, PEDv Telephone Town Hall In Alberta Identifies Transport Issues

SwineCast 0989 Show Notes:
  • Bruce Cochrane at Farmscape.ca shares this audio from a recent telephone town hall organized by Alberta Pork on PEDv issues related to transportation. Dr. Glen Duizer, Manitoba Canada chief veterinarian, provides and update on the discovery of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in Manitoba and the actions taken. Dr. Duizer also shares what success have occurred on containing PEDv and farms' abilities to ramp up biosecurity protocols with limited staff and farm space.

SwineCast 0988, Identifying Possible Pathogen Gaps In Your Defense Effort

SwineCast 0988 Show Notes:
  • Finding and filling holes in your pathogen barrier is just good management as Iowa State's Dr. Derald Holtkamp outlines in this conversation.

2017 World Pork Expo

2017 World Pork Expo2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA. From the PORK Academy were several presentations on the Pork Quality Initiative (What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Taste And Tenderness? and Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling) and how social media is used on pork farms (Social Media in Pork Production). Additional presentations shared the environmentals and economics of swine.

How Are We Doing With The Veterinary Feed Directive?

Veterinary Feed Directive - PORK AcademyVeterinary Feed Directive - PORK Academy Dr. Chris Rademacher, Iowa State University, digs into what swine operations and veterinarians have learned about the Veterinary Feed Directive's implementation since January 2017. Dr. Rademacher walks through several key findings and aims to address many questions from the audience. Dr. Rademacher shares data from GlobalVetLINK that highlight some of the areas VFD compliance and activity have been focused on [video].
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