‘Blue ear disease’ spreads in Vietnam

pig-blueearWith the Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) also known as ‘blue ear disease’ recording an upward trend, more and more people are contracting a bacterium virus called ‘Streptococcus Suis’ from pigs in northern Vietnam

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Cambridge launches new journal in animal nutrition

Cambridge University PressCambridge University Press has announced that it will publish a new online only animal nutrition journal. The new journal entitled Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition (JAAN) will join Cambridge’s distinguished list in animal science and nutrition from 2012

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China teams up with IBM to enhance pork safety

IBMIT major IBM and China-based Shandong Commercial Group Co. Ltd. (Lushang Group) recently announced that they have designed a system that will help ensure the safety of pork products in eastern China's Shandong province, while also improving the efficiency of the food supply chain in the region.

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New vaccine alternative helps fight against PRRS

Fostera_PRRSFostera PRRS, a modified-live vaccine for growing pigs from Pfizer Animal Health, helps to fight the costly battle against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) respiratory disease

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Phytogenic feed additives and ammonia emissions

With a growing world population, the global demand for animal protein including pork will continue to grow in the futureWithin the swine industry the largest emissions concern is Ammonia (NH3), which is known for its negative impacts on the environment as well as animal health. Among several strategies, feed supplementation with plant-derived substances has shown substantial benefits in reducing ammonia emissions in pig production systems.

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