As influenza is caused by a virus, there really isn’t a “treatment,” but rather treatment is based on supportive therapy and can include reducing stress, medication to lower fevers and ensuring pigs are as comfortable as possible.
Animals that receive good care and that are not subject to stressful environments and practices produce higher-quality meat that is in high demand in international markets.
Bear Grove incorporates a number of cutting-edge features, all directed at sustainability. These features help safeguard animals against swine industry disease and reduce the risk of disease transmission.
FFAR and National Pork Board collaborate to launch swine health research program; up to $2 million available through competitive call for applications.
Infiltration affects static pressure difference across the room envelop and how much air actually passes through the ceiling inlets and enters the room as a jet suitable for fresh-air mixing.
Remodeled barn changes producer’s thinking on group housing.
Antimicrobial resistance is not going away, nor is the political rhetoric. It will take a worldwide approach to refine antibiotic use without damaging pig health.
Group sow housing takes a different mindset. When it comes to handling sows not in gestation stalls, the caretaker’s approach needs to be adjusted.