Fine-tune nursery management to achieve optimal pig performance
Entering the nursery can be a stressful period for young pigs. Industry experts provide insight on how to get your herd off to a strong start.
Maintain mycoplasma-negative herds with laryngeal swab tests from incoming gilts
Sow farms that have eradicated M. hyo must continue surveillance to keep the pathogen out or the results will be devastating.
The changing face of PCV: Virus experts compare notes on evolving pathogen in US swine herds
Clinical disease due to porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) has been dramatically reduced thanks to vaccination, but concern remains about the persistence of PCV2 subclinical infection, even in vaccinates, and the virus’s propensity for change. Furthermore, PCV3, a newly identified porcine circovirus that is genetically different from PCV2, is believed to be widespread in US herds and, so far, there’s