DRAXXIN 25 now available for use in small pigs

DRAXXIN 25 (tulathromycin) is released by Zoetis in a lower concentration formula to optimize use in nursery pigs. FULL STORY »

Recent PEDv surge may bode ill for 2014 hog supplies

Late summer and early fall hog slaughter fell well below expectations based upon recent USDA Hogs & Pigs reports, thereby playing a major role in boosting swine and pork prices to record highs for this time of year. FULL STORY »

PEDv on the rise in No. 2 hog state North Carolina

After laying dormant during the hot summer weather, the onset of cooler fall temperatures has increased the spread of a Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in North Carolina, the second-biggest hog producer, a state agriculture official said. FULL STORY »

Scientists trace PEDv to China

A virus deadly to baby pigs that has roiled the U.S. pork industry likely originated in the Anhui Province of China and may have evolved from a virus seen in bats, according to a report by veterinary researchers at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. FULL STORY »

ISU receives grant for PRRS research

Iowa State University has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Zoetis for research on porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome (PRRS). The study will focus on virus characterization and immunobiology. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: More PED virus thoughts

Earlier this month I participated in the Leman Swine Health Conference sponsored by the University of Minnesota. The obvious topic of discussion in the hallway and even for some of the sessions was the PED virus and its impact on the U.S. production system. FULL STORY »

Potential exists for corn ear molds this year

Weather extremes can create mold problems. Growers are encouraged to harvest infected fields early, plus closely monitor drying and storing. FULL STORY »

$75,000 available for PRRS research

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. has called for proposals for the 2014 Advancement in PRRS Research Awards. Three awards will be presented next year. FULL STORY »

Merck Animal Health introduces Circumvent PCV G2

Circumvent PCV G2 is the next generation of circovirus protection, say Merck Animal Health veterinarians. It can be administered to pigs as early as three days of age and provides five-month duration of immunity. FULL STORY »

Researcher develops innovative vaccine for PRRS

An Ohio State University researcher has created a unique vaccine to protect swine from porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), a viral disease that causes direct losses to U.S. swine producers to the tune of $664 million a year. FULL STORY »

Neb. still untouched by PEDV devastation

Each week, the destructive porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) seems to spread further into the United States, but Nebraska, one of the nation’s largest pork-producing states, remains untouched. FULL STORY »

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