Posts For August, 2017


Animal Agriculture Alliance on how to help farmers, ranchers, animals in Houston

Several groups are on route to Houston to join forces with local organizations to help animals in need. One of those groups is the American Humane Association. It is working with Chicken Soup ...


Animal welfare a major focus as veterinarians meet in Korea

On Aug. 29, during the 33rd World Veterinary Congress in Incheon, Korea, the 1st WVA Global Animal Welfare Awards co-founded and supported by Ceva Sante Animale was given to six veterinarians representing each ...


APHIS provides animal assistance in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is providing emergency assistance in caring for animals – livestock and domesticated – in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Source: Pig ...


Piglets need water as much as they need feed

Sow’s milk contains about 80 percent water, and therefore it is often assumed that suckling piglets cover their daily water requirements without supplemental water. Source: Pig Welfare

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USDA rolls out new APHIS compliance database and search tool

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is pleased to announce the rollout of the refined public search tool that provides access to Animal Welfare Act compliance records. Source: ...


Contradictory comments from animal rights activists

Nobody likes to admit to being a nag or a bully. But if doing so will impress certain people, they just might ‘fess up. Source: Pig Welfare

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New hope to control zoonotic disease in Asia

The threat of a devastating zoonotic disease currently restricts the areas of Malaysia where pig farms can be set up, but that could change if a new international effort to develop a vaccine ...


APHIS proposes to recognize Mexico as free of classical swine fever

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is providing a notice of evaluation, which proposes to recognize Mexico as free of classical swine fever. Source: Pig Welfare

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Moving piglets feasible with conveyor belts

Does using a conveyor to load pigs into the top deck of a straight deck trailer lower the stress to which pigs and handlers endure during transportation? Source: Pig Welfare

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Ewa Kurdyla, Polish Wind Energy Association

Praises the European Wind Energy Associations new campaign “A breath of Fresh Air”

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American wind power: A better career opportunity

U.S. wind power creates great new jobs across all 50 states, helping Americans support their families with rewarding careers.

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Wind energy bringing well-paying jobs to Texas

Sandra Hughes describes how she and her husband went to work for Broadwind Energy, where they manufacture towers for wind farms. She explains why she loves her job.

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