Health & disease

SwineCast 0283 for March 4 2008

SwineCast 0283 Show Notes:

  • Farm Bill negotiations continue with comments from Ag Secretary Shafer
  • Bernie Peet weighs in with thoughts on reaching 30 pigs per sow per year. Link to his website.
  • Practitioner Doug Powers shares experience with 'energy' products and sow nutrition
  • Dr. Peter Brooks of the Univ of Plymouth discusses group housing nutrition... learnings from the E.U.

SwineCast 0281 for February 26 2008

SwineCast 0281 Show Notes:

  • Paul Jeske at Pigski reports his experience with the new upper midwest strain of PRRS his practice is investigating
  • Iowa Select's Joe Kerns shares important pricing knowledge and the possibility of another marketing opportunity
  • Iowa State's fuels and feeding info
  • Exploring feedstock alternatives in Canada
  • Manager's minute with Sarah Fogelman... more than filling an opening
  • USDA says the next decade should be plenty positive for ag 

SwineCast 0276 for February 8 2008

SwineCast 0276 Show Notes:

  • Responsible Pork Symposium in Indianapolis draws 140 from around the U.S.
  • Practitioner and producer Larry Reuff logs on with practical welfare concerns
  • Making sure your employees are trained and in tune with your current protocols with Don Lidster at DNL Farms
  • PigCHAMP software update review

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Road Trip - Lessening the stress of transportation

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Road Trip - Lessening the stress of transportation WMV File

Understanding the leading causes of stress during transport and how to decrease them can not only improve animal well being, but also decrease economic losses. This session will focus on transportation and how to reduce stress on the animal.

Transportation is one of the most overlooked areas in animal production, yet one of our most vital and visible.

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By Jennifer Woods, Reflected J Livestock

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Ingelvac CircoFLEX Safety and Efficacy Studies

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Ingelvac CircoFLEX Safety and Efficacy Studies WMV File

By Edgar Diaz, DVM

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: Sow Housing: Is it as Simple as Changing Lanes?

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Sow Housing: Is it as Simple as Changing Lanes? WMV File

This seminar will focus on issues related to sow housing--1) Is it really about animal welfare, 2) Does the science support changing lanes, 3) Why it isn't as simple as moving sows from individual stalls to group pens, and 4) Are we really ready to change.

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By Janeen Salak-Johnson, University of Illinois

2008 NIAA Annual Meeting Animal Care and Well-Being Conference Material

2008 NIAA Annual Meeting on Animal Care and Well-Being, April 1 - 3, 2008, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.



Conference audio from several speaker presentations.

2008 Banff Pork Seminar: Dr. Julie Menard’s practical PRRS experience and treatment

Dr. Julie Menard’s practical experience and treatment of PRRS in her operation.

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