BIVI Swine Health Seminar covers “vertical” disease transmission

Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI) hosted its Swine Health Seminar as a kick-off to the 44th annual American Association of Swine Veterinarians meeting being held in San Diego this week. FULL STORY »

Work with your veterinarian on drug protocols

Protocols spell out the treatment plan on farm for animal disease problems. All drug use on the farm should be covered in protocols. FULL STORY »

Terramycin 200 now available as a granular formulation

Phibro Animal Health Corporation announces that Terramycin 200 (oxytetracycline) antibiotic is now available as a granular formulation that provides significant advantages for feed mills and producers alike. FULL STORY »

Heavier-born pigs may result in greater long-term productivity

Sow nutrition and management can help producers meet birth weight benchmarks. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Extreme cold complicates facility heating

Yesterday I was at a new nursery site that went into use last summer. With the extreme cold weather, the owner was having difficulty keeping temperatures stable in the pig zone. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Packer animal welfare programs

At the Iowa and Minnesota Pork Congress, Hormel met with producers who supply live hogs to their slaughter plants. FULL STORY »

IHOP, Applebee's removing gestation-sow stalls from the menu

Restaurant giant, DineEquity, Inc., became the third company this week to announce their decision to end the use of gestation-sow stalls in their pork supply chain. DineEquity’s policy change will affect food served at 3,500 IHOP and Applebee's restaurants. FULL STORY »

Au Bon Pain eliminating gestation-sow stalls

Boston-based café bakery Au Bon Pain has announced it is committed to ending the use of gestation-sow stalls and will require its pork suppliers to completely phase out the stalls by 2017. FULL STORY »

Animal well-being; Expanding the conversation

Taking on a timely topic is a good way to generate discussion, and Yvonne Thaxton has managed to do that in the short time that the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing has existed. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic use statistics prove misleading

The oft-cited statistic that 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States are used in animals is highly misleading, says Richard Raymond, MD, former undersecretary for food safety at the USDA. Raymond says 28 percent of antibiotics used in animals are ionophores, which have never been approved for use in humans. FULL STORY »

Operation Main Street celebrates eight years

Pork’s positive messages are reaching far beyond meeting rooms and classrooms. Operation Main Street (OMS) presentations have generated more than 800 news stories with a reach of almost 29 million people. FULL STORY »

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