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Secure Pork Plan
African Swine Fever in Asia has been in the headlines for a while now. While it has the potential for creating a huge market for US pork, if it comes to the US, it would be devistating as we wouldn't be able to export our pork. The Secure Pork Supply Plan is a voluntary, detailed biosecurity plan for each site that's created with your veterinarian and submitted to the Board of Animal Health for approval. See more in the June 2019 newsletter.

New PQA Plus 4.0
SVC veterinarians were recently certified as trainers of the new PQA Plus 4.0 program. Starting in June of 2019 this new version of the PQA program will be used for both individual certifications and site assessments.

Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome (HBS)
Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome (HBS) causes sudden death in finishing barns. The cause is not known for sure but an overgrowth of a Clostridium bacteria is one possible cause. Even high health flows of pigs are susceptible to this syndrome. Normally it is a large, healthy pig that is found dead from HBS making it a very frustrating and expensive problem. Some genetic lines appear to be more susceptible to HBS. Many different nutritional and management strategies have been tried to prevent HBS deads and this month's newsletter discusses a few.

Congratulations Dr. Chris and Brooke Sievers!
Swine Vet Center extends its warmest congratulations to Dr. Chris and Brooke Sievers on the birth of their son. Gavin Christopher Sievers.

Recent Newsletters

Date/Link Articles
June - 2019 Secure Pork Supply Plan, New PQA Plus 4.0, Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome (HBS)
May - 2019 Be prepared for seasonal infertility, Continued look at sow mortality, BI Announces 2019 PRRS Research Awards: CONGRATULATIONS TO SVC’S DR. ALYSSA BETLACH !
April - 2019 7 Tips on getting more pounds on your pigs in the next 6 months, Fly control-An important part of disease control and animal well being
March - 2019 Highlights from the 2019 AASV Meeting, Prolapse Study, Accurate Growth Curve-Ways to Market Pigs Better, Bacteria Build up on Tools on Farm, Doctors Paul Yeske and Ross Kiehne present at AASV 2019.
February - 2019 Managing Pig Environment through Drastic Temperature Changes, Necropsy Training Session, Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness, Vaccination Reminder, Congratulations Dr. Sam and Amy Holst
January - 2019 The War Against Things We Can Not See: Keeping PRRS Virus Off Your Farms
December - 2018 Bundle up Biosecurity for the PRRS/PEDv Season, Disinfectant Guide, Swine Vet Center Foreign Animal Disease Poster, Congratulations Drs. Brad and Jen Leuwerke!
November-2018 Mycotoxins, African Swine Fever Continues to Spread Throughout China, Swine Vet Center On-Farm Translation Guide
October-2018 Pit Pumping Biosecurity, Fall Barn Checklist
September-2018 More about African Swine Fever, SVC Veterinarians at the 2018 Leman Conference
August-2018 African Swine Fever discovered in China, Welcome to SVC Dr. Ryan Strobel