Feed ingredients potentially involved in PED transmission

The potential exists for feed and/or feed ingredients to serve as a vector for porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, though more research is urgently needed. Some feeds contain spray-dried porcine plasma, and experts are taking a closer look at this product. FULL STORY »

Understand how the PED virus survives

It takes very little of the virus to infect a herd, because Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus sheds at extremely high levels. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: Biosecurity inconveniences

Earlier this month, I visited a sow unit that was about 10 days into a PED virus outbreak. The most common question that all of the employees asked – when do we start keeping pigs alive? FULL STORY »

Impact of PEDv continues to grow

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus continues to be a very critical health issue for the U.S. swine industry. FULL STORY »

Cold, wet weather may help spread PEDv

Frigid temperatures across a large swath of the United States this week followed by warmer conditions could aid the spread of a fatal pig disease now in 22 states, affecting hundreds of thousands of pigs. FULL STORY »

Give weak, newborn piglets a powerful energy boost

Brookside Agra introduces a new product to help get baby pigs off to a good start. FULL STORY »

Pork Board issues statement on Tyson Foods' announcement

In response to Tyson Foods' announcement on new production practices to be implemented, the National Pork Board reiterates the importance of choice and recognized best-management practices. FULL STORY »

Corn-after-corn management tips

High corn prices have nudged growers to increase the proportion of corn acres. Here are some management tips to follow when planting corn after corn. FULL STORY »

Smithfield extends recommendation on group housing

Smithfield Foods is now asking its "contract sow growers" to voluntarily convert to group housing by 2022. It has a "sliding scale of incentives" to accelerate the timetable. FULL STORY »

Study shows new hope in fighting PEDv

In a new study provided to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, a group of authors look at a field-based strategy to enhance sow herd immunity to PEDv. FULL STORY »

Taking aim at deadly swine diseases

USDA scientists are stepping up their efforts to help fight deadly swine viruses that are prevalent in other countries and pose a threat to the United States. FULL STORY »

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