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Vaccines: What is their role?

It is essential that producers get the most value from the vaccines they choose to use. OLIVER DURAN* considers some important factors to consider...

Suspected ASF-infected pigs missing in Malaysia

About 2000 pigs suspected of being ASF-infected in Port Dickson, Malaysia are missing. The pigs, housed at 19 unlicensed farms in Lukut, were moved...

Tackling toxins, preserving pig performance

SI-TRUNG TRAN and FELLIPE FREITAS BARBOSA* explore why the interaction between mycotoxins and endotoxins poses significant risks for pig producers and how toxin-mitigating solutions...

NE India’s continues ASF battle with outbreak in Sikkim

The state of Sikkim in northeast India is the latest to report the presence of ASF, which the ICAR National Institute of High Security...

Management of your semen thermal store matters

Managing the semen thermal store is the most important part of farm management. But is this not often just a little box, where you...

Optimizing swine feed utilization

BING GUO, NARONGRAT MALIWONG, KEVIN LIU, and PIERRE COZANNET* describe the ‘Feedase’ effect of using a synergistic combination of several enzymes simultaneously to attack...

New ASF outbreak in the Philippine province

The city veterinarian office in Maasin City, Southern Leyte province in the Philippines has culled at least 50 pigs after five samples tested positive...

Arunachal Pradesh culls 80 pigs due to ASF

Veterinary authorities from Nirjuli town in India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh culled 80 pigs due to ASF last week, a report by The...

China reports ASF in Xinjiang

China has detected ASF in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in Beijing said that on February 23, the...

Covid – lessons learned for swine health

GEOFF HANDLEY* reports two studies that show the in-feed application of benzoic acid and essential oils can reduce the viral load and survivability of...

Methionine – higher nitrogen retention, better bio-availability and maximal performance

BALACHANDAR JAYARAM, SHEILA RAMOS, JOHN HTOO and PRADEEP KRISHNAN* review and summarize some recently published data related to the relative bioavailability of methionine hydroxy...

ASF appears again in Nagaland, Hong Kong

ASF shows no sign of letting up in Asia with Nagaland state in northeast India and Hong Kong the latest to report new cases. Nagaland’s...

Manage the mother for piglet performance

MATT BEKKER and ERMIN MAGTAGNOB* focus on management strategies, including trace mineral nutrition, to tackle the challenges of breeding from hyperprolific sows that produce...

Thai government accused of hiding ASF cases

Pheu Thai Party, the main opposition party in Thailand, has accused the government of hiding cases of ASF for three years.  Wisuth Chainaroon, member of...

Reducing carbon footprint with good feed management

Pig producers can reduce their carbon footprint by improving feed efficiency and moving forward with sustainable conversion, said Abe Huisman, R&D Director for Hendrix...

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