April 17 Webinar for Veterinarians: The Wisconsin Swine Movement Rule and PRRS Testing in Wisconsin

The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association, hosted a webinar for veterinarians who are interested in more details on Wisconsin’s new animal health rule that establishes herd testing requirements for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in Wisconsin. Paul McGraw, DVM, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture provided […]

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March 6 webinar on dealing with a PRRS positive herd

The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association, hosted a webinar to provide details on dealing with a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) positive herd.  The March 6 webinar featured Dr. Gary Onan, UW-River Falls; Dr. Art Mueller, Stateline Ag Management Services; and Dr. Paul McGraw. Dr. Onan shared his experience of […]

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February 8 webinar on the new swine health rule

The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association, hosted a webinar to provide details on the animal health rule that established herd testing requirements for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Swine Enteric Coronavirus (SECD) in Wisconsin. The webinar held on February 8 included information from Paul McGraw, DVM, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, […]

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Veterinary Feed Directive Changes for January 1, 2017

Do you know how the Veterinary Feed Directive will impact your farm?  Find out more about the Veterinary Feed Directive through the video and post below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0SpgprhG9c  The video above is an overview of the veterinary feed directive changes coming into play. Now is the Time to Plan Ahead for Veterinary Feed Directive Changes Increasing […]

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Map of Swine Veterinarians in Wisconsin

The UW-Extension swine team is trying to get swine farmers connected with veterinarians willing to work on swine.  In wanting to be proactive getting swine clients connected with veterinarians prior to the January 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive changes, we are building a map of veterinarians in Wisconsin and the surrounding states that serve swine clients in […]

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Pharmacological intervention in swine reproduction

What tools are in the toolbox for swine farmers in regards to reproduction? This article discusses various intervention tools for different stages of swine reproduction. While not a new review by any means, some good data is discussed in regards to the use of of pharmacological measures in various stages of swine reproduction.

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Will the Swine Veterinarians Standup and Pork Producers Step-Forward

The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will go into effect January 1, 2017. The goals are to: promote judicious use of antibiotics, protect public health, and help limit the development of microbial resistance to antibiotics.  What does this mean for the swine farmer in the state […]

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USDA Licenses vaccine for PEDv

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today issued a conditional license to Harrisvaccines, Inc. of Ames, Iowa for a vaccine that may aid in the control of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) in swine. This is the first licensed vaccine for PEDv. It will be used to vaccinate […]

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USDA requires reporting of PEDv

St. Paul, Minn., April 18, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that in an effort to further enhance the biosecurity and health of the US swine herd while maintaining movement of pigs in the US, the USDA will require reporting of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and Swine Delta Coronavirus in order to […]

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State veterinarian issues bans on non-terminal swine shows

February 11, 2014 Wisconsin state veterinarian bans spring fair pig weigh-ins, recommends only terminal shows amidst disease concerns (PDF) Media Contacts:  Raechelle Cline, 608.224.5005   or Jim Dick, Communications Director, 608-224-5020 MADISON – In an effort to protect Wisconsin’s pork industry from the spread of a deadly, communicable virus among pigs, Dr. Paul McGraw, state veterinarian […]

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