Recent Stories by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Oct 21, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
COVID-19 has caused excruciating issues for the pork industry. From market disruptions to pork producers having to make incredibly difficult decisions because of over-capacity, 2020 has been a year for the ages.
Oct 19, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Influenza A virus in swine is one of the primary respiratory pathogens challenging pork production systems. One of the biggest factors that has continued to make it such an issue is its genetic diversity.
Oct 02, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
A romanticized view of the veterinary profession, gleaned from sources like the famous Brit, James Herriot’s novel “All Creatures Great and Small,” doesn’t always mesh with the reality.
Sep 14, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Tracheal sampling is a good way to determine if Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is present in a herd, but it’s invasive and can be difficult to accomplish. However, it may offer a valuable benefit, says Brandi Burton, DVM.
Sep 04, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Should U.S. pork producers strive to produce an influenza-negative pig?
Aug 21, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
“What you don’t coach you condone.” That's why Clayton Johnson, DVM, considers it his obligation to say something if he sees a situation on a farm that could lead to a biosecurity breach.
Aug 18, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
The first case of Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus (Strep. zoo) was identified in the U.S. pig population last fall, and it’s not an organism to be taken lightly. Here's why.
Aug 13, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Influenza-A virus of swine is a thorn in the side of U.S. pork producers, and it’s a difficult thorn to remove. If the virus were more pathogenic, veterinarians and producers would probably talk about it more.
May 28, 2020 by JoAnn Alumbaugh
Research, field experience suggest it could be.