John Gadd

Dealing with PED virus (III)

In the two previous episodes on this subject, I touched on the resemblance of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED)...

John Gadd

Dealing with PED virus (II)

Standard Operating Procedures, as published in the United Kingdom, are guideline documents that can help...

Dealing with PED virus

Dealing with PED virus (I)

Much has been written about Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus, this traumatic disease. In these notes John...

John Gadd

Keeping disease out of the farm (II)

This is the second in the series of John Gadd's 'Keeping disease out of the farm'. Last issue covered the 2 most...

What the textbooks don’t tell you about...
The annual appraisal

Column: Avoiding disease in pigs

Despite not being a vet, Pig Progress columnist John Gadd has every reason to dive into the topic of pig...

What the textbooks don’t tell you about...
The annual appraisal

Column: The performance bonus

John Gadd: “Many bonus schemes I’ve seen were well-meaning but tended to be either too optimistic or disruptive.”

What the textbooks don’t tell you about...
The annual appraisal

Column: The annual appraisal

John Gadd: “Don’t do the annual appraisal behind a desk. Choose a couple of comfortable chairs.”

Column: Breed differences

Column: Breed differences

What the text books don't tell you about: Do breed differences matter? The textbooks are mostly silent on this...

BLOG: Gaps in our knowledge

BLOG: Gaps in our knowledge

While going round pig units over the past two years there have been occasions when a problem has arisen that I...

The future is happening now

The future is happening now

The Farm Specific Diet concept (FSD) is based on the truism that every farm is different. Moreover even on the...