Porcine sapelovirus implicated in acute outbreak of atypical neurologic disease; swine health center offers diagnostic fee support for certain cases.
Production area does not affect phosphorus digestibility in soybean meal fed to pigs.
Biggest concern regarding SVV is that when clinical signs are present, they are indistinguishable from other swine vesicular diseases.
Pneumocystis fungus linked to pneumonia in pigs but may require other underlying conditions to weaken immune defenses first.
Energy utilization in growing pigs may be improved by pelleting, extrusion or extrusion/pelleting.
Research shows creep feeding piglets preweaning supports early intake.
Greater microbiome diversity seems to lead to better response to infection for swine. ALSO: Collecting oral fluid samples from pigs.
As porcine circovirus strains mutate, make sure vaccines provide cross-protection.
Even slight zinc deficiency found to impair digestion in both humans and animals.
Diagnostic research presented at International Pig Veterinary Society Congress.