How to minimize summer’s impact on sow fertility
Sow reproductive performance drops off in the summer, and this year will be no different, according to Paul Yeske, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, Minnesota.
Dry fog with common disinfectants decontaminates supply rooms
Hog producers discouraged to learn foggers don’t fully disinfect a supply room should not close the door on the biosecurity method yet. New research spearheaded by Erin Kettelkamp, DVM, with Swine Vet Center, found a better solution.
Nasty PRRS variant continues to spread undeterred by summer’s heat
The virulent porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) variant identified as PRRS 1-4-4 continues its destructive march through hog farms, even in the heat of summer.