New pork task force to develop 2020 Plan

Kicking off in 2014, the National Pork Board's new task force will meet. The group's planning efforts will examine customer needs for sustainable nutrition. FULL STORY »

Fostera PCV MH combination vaccine available

Zoetis introduces a new one-bottle combination vaccine for PCVAD and M. hyo that offers efficacy, safety and convenience in either one-dose or two-dose protocol. FULL STORY »

South Dakota State fights PEDv

South Dakota swine producers and veterinarians have been closely monitoring the developments surrounding Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus infections over the past several months. FULL STORY »

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 »

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