Recent updates about Pig Welfare Category


Consumer group files briefs against animal confinement laws

The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has filed friend of the court briefs with the Supreme Court of the United States, the states that are challenging restrictions by California and Massachusetts on what ...


HSUS should hear Suidae Health and Production’s advice

The Humane Society of the United States is in search of a new leader, following the departure of CEO Wayne Pacelle. Source: Pig Welfare

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NPPC applauds withdraw of organic rule

Listening to the farmers it would have affected, Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue announced on Dec. 15 that his agency will withdraw a proposed organic rule for livestock and poultry, a move hailed by ...


FDA report on antibiotics validates work by U.S. pig farmers

America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why the findings in the ...


Field trials may bring solution to feral swine

APHIS Wildlife Services to begin field trials on feral swine using toxic bait Source: Pig Welfare

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Field trials may bring solution to feral swine

APHIS Wildlife Services to begin field trials on feral swine using toxic bait Source: Pig Welfare

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What you should know about gastric ulcers in pigs

There are several reasons why pigs develop ulcers. These may be related to stress, management, disease or nutrition. Source: Pig Welfare

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Mastitis in sows: A perennial problem

Inflammation of one or more of the mammary glands is referred to as mastitis. In the lactating sow, clinical onset is about 12 hours postpartum, having started at farrowing. Source: Pig Welfare

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USDA delays organic poultry, livestock rule effective date

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is again delaying the effective date of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices final rule. Source: Pig Welfare

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NPPC statement on WHO call for ban on prevention uses of antibiotics

A ban on disease prevention uses of antibiotics in food-animal production being advocated by the World Health Organization would be ill-advised and wrong, says the NPPC. Source: Pig Welfare

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Mastitis in sows: A perennial problem

Inflammation of one or more of the mammary glands is referred to as mastitis. In the lactating sow, clinical onset is about 12 hours postpartum, having started at farrowing. Source: Pig Welfare

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What you should know about gastric ulcers in pigs

There are several reasons why pigs develop ulcers. These may be related to stress, management, disease or nutrition. Source: Pig Welfare

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