Recent Stories by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Feb 25, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Pre-wean mortality us a major concern for the U.S. pork industry. Did you know producers lose a bigger proportion of their production in the first 3 weeks of life than they do in the rest of the entire production cycle?
Feb 18, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
The pork industry has strived to embrace new technology through the years, but “there’s a risk of doing too much too quickly without thoroughly examining the technologies,” says John Deen, University of Minnesota.
Feb 07, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
The U.S. has robust export markets and a lower cost of production than many other countries, but Joe Connor says cost of production could be even lower if we focus on eliminating diseases rather than controlling them.
Feb 06, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Leading U.S. animal-health group recommends strategies to improve testing methods to keep African swine fever and other foreign animal diseases from entering U.S. pig herds.
Dec 11, 2019 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) was first reported in 2016, but appears to have been present in swine populations decades prior to that time, said Bailey Arruda, DVM.
Dec 02, 2019 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Can fogging (aerosolized exposure) be a useful tool in the process to eliminate Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in your herd?
Nov 07, 2019 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Researchers address challenges in livestock pain mitigation.
Nov 04, 2019 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
If an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) were to occur in the U.S. is the pork industry ready? Many parties are working to make sure it’s as ready as possible, but there may be more questions than answers.
Oct 31, 2019 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
The final rule for the Modernized Hog Slaughter Plan was published October 1, and one of its goals is to align hog slaughter inspection with hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) principles.