Prevention/Treatment

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 »

What you need to know about influenza Play video

Jennifer Koeman, National Pork Board’s director of producer and public health, offers tips to protect people and pigs as influenza season gets underway. She also explains virus strains and how they get their names. FULL STORY »

Dissecting the seasonality of PRRS

The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus has been challenging pork producers and veterinarians for nearly three decades. Two University of Minnesota veterinary researchers are working to determine whether PRRS season is a real or imagined phenomenon. FULL STORY »

Harrisvaccines gets $1.114 million to develop FMD vaccine

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Harrisvaccines, Ames, Iowa, a $1.114 million contract to develop an RNA Particle (RP) vaccine in an effort to protect the United States from foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). FULL STORY »

Waxman bill wants antibiotic transparency

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., announced this week that he will introduce legislation to increase information on the amount and use of antibiotics in animals raised for human consumption. He is calling it the “Delivering Antibiotic Transparency in Animals Act” or DATA Act. FULL STORY »

Producers and workers shouldn’t overlook flu shots

With flu season again upon us, the National Pork Board’s pork checkoff reminds pork producers, farm personnel and others who have contact with pigs to get their seasonal flu vaccination as soon as possible to help protect human and pig health. FULL STORY »

Harrisvaccines receives H3N2 swine influenza vaccine license

The vaccine is the first to be licensed by the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) that utilizes RNA Particle Technology. This groundbreaking platform allows for the manufacture of vaccines without ever isolating a live virus from infected animals. FULL STORY »

Beware the fair (and petting zoos)

A new article in Zoonoses and Public Health highlights illnesses caused by petting zoos and the like. Veterinarians can play an important role in their communities when children come in contact with farm animals at fairs, petting zoos and even in the classroom. FULL STORY »

NAHMS Swine 2012 Study enters phase II

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has completed phase I of the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) focused on swine. It is now entering phase II, and organizers need pork producers’ help. FULL STORY »

Take steps now to reduce influenza risk

With human cases of H3N2 influenza virus, reportedly contracted from pigs at fairs this summer, pork producers are turning their attention to prevention measures among employees and in their herds. FULL STORY »

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