Vitamin D essential in promoting sow health and piglet growth

The changing of seasons may result in seasonal Vitamin D deficiency in sows. Research shows that supplementation of the “sunshine vitamin” becomes especially important in sow performance as the hours of natural sunlight dwindle into winter. FULL STORY »

Swine genome research links importance to human health

The first complete sequence of the pig genome by an international team of researchers, including Iowa State University (Iowa State) animal scientists has provided a genetic comparison of the domesticated pig and its wild cousins and offers clues to how the animal evolved. It also promises to expand the ways pigs are used in human health and medical research FULL STORY »

Approving antibiotics – what’s the problem?

In an era of instant-everything, it’s hard to understand why we can’t develop, research and bring to market new antibiotics for animals that can solve disease issues as well as prevent antibiotic-resistance in the human population. FULL STORY »

U.S. growth downgraded ahead of fiscal cliff

Uncertainty about the "fiscal cliff" of scheduled tax increases and spending cuts prompted analysts this month to cut early 2013 U.S. economic growth expectations, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic use, resistance calls for “One Health” approach

The message emerging from the “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose” symposium, Nov. 13-15, in Columbus, Ohio, is clear: Antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance are the responsibility of all communities—human health, animal health and environmental health—and solutions will require collaboration of these health communities. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic issues that need to be addressed

Participants at the NIAA Antibiotics Symposium yesterday were separated into more than15 small groups to identify the most important issues that need to be addressed regarding antibiotic use and resistance (in humans and animals). FULL STORY »

6 steps for a PRDC checkup

For both humans and animals the transition period from fall to winter can raise some health issues as buildings are closed up and ventilation, heating and air-quality systems are tested. For pigs, this means that porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) can become more of a challenge. FULL STORY »

Attention to details is key

When a herd faces challenges, quick, decisive action is needed. Rosalio "Leo" Fonseca, weaned-pig specialist at New Fashion Pork in Alpha, Minn., knows the importance of good observation skills in identifying potential problems before they negatively impact pig health. FULL STORY »

Animal antimicrobial use today

When looking at how antimicrobials are used in animals and humans, it’s important to carefully look at the differences between the groups. FULL STORY »

Antimicrobial resistance – a polarizing issue

Antimicrobial resistance is never going to go away and we will never completely win. “But, there are key battles we should and must win,” says Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA, Dipl. ACVP, dean of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. FULL STORY »

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – not just for humans

This week (Nov. 12-18) is “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” promoted by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The food-animal veterinary side is also working diligently to use antibiotics prudently and effectively to combat disease while preventing antimicrobial resistance as much as possible. FULL STORY »

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