Recent updates about Pig Welfare Category


FDA report on antibiotics validates work by U.S. pig farmers

America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why the findings in the ...


Field trials may bring solution to feral swine

APHIS Wildlife Services to begin field trials on feral swine using toxic bait Source: Pig Welfare

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USDA delays organic poultry, livestock rule effective date

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is again delaying the effective date of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule. Source: Pig Welfare

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NPPC statement on WHO call for ban on prevention uses of antibiotics

A ban on disease prevention uses of antibiotics in food-animal production being advocated by the World Health Organization would be ill-advised and wrong, says the NPPC. Source: Pig Welfare

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Mastitis in sows: A perennial problem

Inflammation of one or more of the mammary glands is referred to as mastitis. In the lactating sow, clinical onset is about 12 hours postpartum, having started at farrowing. Source: Pig Welfare

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What you should know about gastric ulcers in pigs

There are several reasons why pigs develop ulcers. These may be related to stress, management, disease or nutrition. Source: Pig Welfare

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Early swine transportation may result in profit loss

Transportation of pigs at an early age could potentially result in revenue loss. Source: Pig Welfare

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PETA, ACLU among groups to sue Iowa over ag-gag law

The State of Iowa is being sued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who allege the law violates people’s constitutional rights. Source: Pig Welfare

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U.S. pork's commitment to responsible antibiotic use making a difference

Nine months after the full implementation of Food and Drug Administration Guidance 209 and 213, America’s pig farmers continue to demonstrate their awareness and commitment to doing what’s right on the farm. Source: ...


Swine flu breaks out at second Maryland fair

Tests showed 11 pigs from The Great Frederick Fair in Maryland were infected with influenza A, this is the second fair within a week to experience the circumstances of swine flu. Source: Pig ...


Cost of animal welfare weighs on French producers

In France, much like in many other regions of the world, animal protein producers are increasingly having to rework their production and animal health systems to meet consumer demands. Source: Pig Welfare

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Pain management in pigs: practical approaches

Over the last twenty years, there has been an ever-increasing focus on welfare in all sectors of animal agriculture. Source: Pig Welfare

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