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December 2019 to March 2020

The Facts – Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Ontario

Between December 1st, 2019 and March 25th, 2020 there have been 18 new sites with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) reported in Ontario. In all cases containment and elimination measures have been...

Pain Control Information for Swine

The National Farm Animal Care Council Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs requires that as of July 1, 2016 castration and tail-docking, performed at any age, must be done with...

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6 most common pig diseases worldwide

Monday, February 22, 2021

Symptoms, treatments and preventative measures for the six most common diseases in pre-weaning, post-weaning and in breeding animals worldwide

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health names Legg US president

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, a leading provider of medicine for pets, horses and livestock, announced today the appointment of Randolph Legg as its U.S. president.

Brief review of coronaviruses in humans and animals

Monday, November 9, 2020

In addition to the coronaviruses that have caused illness in humans, there are others that affect animals. Here is a brief review.

Merck Animal Health invests $100 million in Kansas plant

Monday, June 29, 2020

Merck Animal Health is investing $100 million in facility expansion and enhancement efforts in its U.S. manufacturing site in DeSoto, Kansas.

Study: Chickens, pigs not susceptible to COVID-19

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Pigs and chickens cannot get sick from COVID-19, although fruit bats and ferrets are susceptible to the zoonotic disease, finds a new study conducted at the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI) in Germany.




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