One article in the Spring 2016 issue of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Agricultural Policy Review takes a look at reducing antibiotic use in animal production systems.
Article author Helen Jens
Custom-made vaccines can help fill the gaps in disease prevention, complementing the protection producers are already getting from commercial vaccines. When a herd has an infection a commercial vaccine can’t address, a custom vaccine may be the solution.
It has been 18 months since the USDA issued mandatory reporting of Swine Enteric Coronavirus diseases (SECD), including Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv). Since it was first identified in U.S. herds in April 2013,
Minnesota producers are considering a new PRRS/PED proposal that will help them learn more about both diseases. It would be a voluntary program in cooperation with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
Early pregnancy testing provides a number of benefits, and can be conducted as early as 30 to 45 days after the end of the breeding season through ultrasound, rectal palpation or blood-based pregnancy tests.