Prevention/Treatment

Transport trailers can promote spread of PEDV

Biosecurity extends beyond the farm when it comes to preventing the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, and that includes transport vehicles. FULL STORY »

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea: Don’t spread it around

Farmers with pigs that have been diagnosed with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea should adopt manure management biosecurity practices to avoid spreading the disease when handling manure. FULL STORY »

Tests for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus

The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) at South Dakota State University has developed tests to detect Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) in pigs. FULL STORY »

Protect swine herds from PED with proper biosecurity protocols

Washing, disinfection and drying of transportation vehicles returning from processing plants is highly suggested. FULL STORY »

Treatment approved for additional SRD pathogens

Baytril 100 (enrofloxacin) Injectable recently received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for treatment and control of swine respiratory disease (SRD) associated with bacterial pathogens Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. Hyo) and Bordetella bronchiseptica (B. bronchiseptica). FULL STORY »

Managing weanling pigs without using antibiotic growth promoters

There is a growing market in the U.S. for pork raised without antibiotics, including certified organic pork. A researcher at the University of Illinois has created a resource to help swine producers identify strategies that they can use to manage weanling pigs without using antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs). FULL STORY »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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