Iowa State University's Zoe Kiefer investigates pelvic organ prolapse in sows and identifies factors that may be contributing causes in hopes of developing a strategy to decrease prolapse incidence on sow farms.
As the Central and Southern Plains of the United States continue to experience extreme weather and flooding, the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine reminds animal food producers about information resources available.
The increasing number of disease outbreaks are spurring the U.S. pork industry’s focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs).
U.S. swine production has seen gains in sow productivity, measured by piglets weaned per sow per litter farrowed. But it has accompanied by an increase in the number of total born piglets that are alive at weaning.
Sows were monitored throughout gestation—identifying nutrition requirements into how much energy in their diet went for maintenance, and growth of the sow, and how much was left for the developing litter.