Many pork producers successfully manage sows in group gestation pens after completing breeding and pregnancy checks in crates. Veterinarians with Four Star Veterinary Service (FSVS)
African swine fever recovery, perinatal programming among topics at Four Star Veterinary Service Pork Industry Conference
Registration is now open for the 2020 Pork Industry Conference organized by Four Star Veterinary Service.
China’s African swine fever (ASF) epidemic may offer a grim view of life with the disease. But its neighbor Russia has proven recovery from ASF is possible.
Newly weaned pigs face many challenges — new environment, feed, pen mates. They also face the challenge of bacterial infections like strep and parasuis.
Batch farrowing made sense for Nate and Doug Hoeing’s sow operation. The brothers run a 1,200-sow operation on a family farm in Rush County, Indiana.
A three-pronged approach to observing sows can help identify illness, lower mortality and increase productivity, according to Bill Minton of Four Star Veterinary Service, Chickasaw, Ohio.