Swine

How to Control Mosquitoes on the Farm

by Caitlyn Andrews July 16, 2019

Mosquito season is here. We've had a wet spring and mosquitoes are thriving. And these pests are more than annoying.

They're a threat to farms everywhere. They carry disease. They annoy animals. They even affect your livestock operation's bottom line.

In this article, you'll learn about mosquitoes, the harm they cause, and ways to control them on your farm.

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How to Protect Your Livestock During the Extreme Cold

by Caitlyn Andrews January 29, 2019

Many of us in the United States are bracing ourselves for record cold temperatures this week.

Small animal owners are warned to keep their pets indoors during subzero temperatures, but severe wind and cold present different challenges for livestock owners. You can't fit your cattle or horses in the living room to hang out on the couch and wait out the winter storm with you.

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Here's What US Swine Producers Need to Know About African Swine Fever

by Caitlyn Andrews September 28, 2018 1 Comment

Hog producers around the globe are on high alert following the recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China. Here in the United States, you need to know how this disease affects you and your pigs.

Take action now to educate yourself on African Swine Fever. Here is everything you need to know about ASF.

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Hogs Test Positive for Swine Flu at SW Ohio Fair

by Caitlyn Andrews July 18, 2017

At least two hogs recently tested positive for swine flu at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington, Ohio. On Thursday, July 13, 2017, a representative with the Clinton County Fairgrounds confirmed that more than one case of H3N2 swine flu had been discovered at the fairgrounds. The barn was promptly quarantined and...

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How to Minimize Stress When Transporting Show Pigs

by Caitlyn Andrews March 17, 2017 6 Comments

When transporting swine for show your top concern should be two things: safety and comfort. Stressed pigs can cause injury to themselves, other pigs, or their handlers during transport. Focusing on the safety and comfort of your show pigs will help keep stress to a minimum and make for a better overall show experience.

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Your Ultimate Guide to VFD Resources

by Caitlyn Andrews January 11, 2017

Happy New Year! The start of 2017 brings a big change to the livestock industry. The FDA announced on January 3, that it has completed implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. This guidance began in 2013 to transition medically important antimicrobial drugs used in feed or drinking water of food-producing animals to veterinary oversight and eliminate the use of these products in animals for production purposes, such as growth promotion.

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