New issue of Pig Progress released

21-10-2008 | |

This months Pig Progress magazine has been released. Subscribers can look forward to reading about piglet castration, PCV2 vaccines in Japan, questions and answers around MRSA and much more…

Aimed at the international pig production industry, Pig Progress translates scientific knowledge and practical experience in a way which can be used by all swine professionals worldwide.  Highlights in this issue include:

• Europe moves away from castration
An overview of the latest developments on the ongoing debate on piglet castration, focusing on the Netherlands, but also on Switzerland, Denmark and Norway.

• Vietnam’s fight to upgrade its health status
Report on a visit to a Vietnamese pig farm including an update on the ongoing fight against PRRS infections.

• Meeting the mineral needs of highly prolific sows
Since sows of different age and different parity need different amounts of minerals, the amount fed to them is essential.

• On-farm euthanasia by electrocution: efficient and safe
New concept introduced in Canada, backed up by scientific research at the University of Montreal.

• Testing a new PCV2 vaccine in Japan
Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health is about to launch its PCV2 vaccine in Europe and in Japan.

As in each Pig Progress magazine, readers can view highlights of swine news from around the world, business news, as well as updates about people within the industry.

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