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Revisiting causes and vaccine quality to control PRRS

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) remains one of the major disease risks at pig farms, even those with improved biosecurity. Many believe the...

Biosecurity remains the best protection against diseases

Industry experts have said that biosecurity remains the most effective tool in protecting pigs against dangerous diseases like PRRS, PED, and ASF. With many...

PRRS not necessarily passed from sow to fetus

Research in the US shows that a PRRS-positive sow does not necessarily pass the virus to her litter, a report by the National Hog...

Developing more robust and resilient pigs

While working on developing disease-resistant pigs, swine genetics companies continue to develop more robust and disease-resilient pigs. To do so, pedigree animals must be...

PRRS causes billions in losses for global pig industry

One of the most economically significant diseases in pigs, PRRS causes billions of dollars in losses for the global pig industry annually. “In a...

Commercialization of the PRRS-resistant pig still pending

While the development of a PRRS-resistant pig was first announced in 2015, commercialization is still several years away. “To ensure confidence and safety for...

Trucks responsible for 20% of PRRSv farm infections

A recent study by researchers from North Carolina State University in the US shows that contaminated trucks are responsible for up to 20% of...

The PRRS-resistant pig: Coming soon?

For many years now, PRRS has been one of the most economically devastating pig diseases globally. Despite the availability of vaccines and improving biosecurity...

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...

Opposition accuses Thai government of hiding ASF cases

The opposition Pheu Thai Party in Thailand has accused the government of hiding ASF cases for three years. Wisuth Chainaroon, a parliamentarian, said ASF...

Poor vaccination program adds to PRRS spread in Vietnam

PRRS continues to cause significant losses among pig herds in Vietnam, especially at farms with ineffective vaccination programs, said Nguyen Van Minh, Director of...

No new PRRS strain in the Philippines

Although the PRRS virus is still present in the Philippines, no new strains have recently been detected. Carlo Maala, Senior Technical Services Manager on...

Poor vaccination program leads to PRRS spread

PRRS continues to cause significant losses among pig herds despite the availability of vaccines because many farms have ineffective vaccination programs. "Smallholder farms with 20...

No new PRRS strain in the Philippines

Although the PRRS virus is still present in the Philippines, there are new strains currently detected. Carlo Maala, Senior Technical Services Manager on Swine for...

Preventing PRRS recurrence with better farm management

While ASF is still a major concern in the industry, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) continues to cause herd losses, reminding pig producers...

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