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Information on swine health, keeping pigs healthy, optimizing feed management and delivery and avoiding mold and mycotoxins in feed. Tips on biosecurity fundamentals, as well as help from the Veterinary Extension and Applied Research Team.
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Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene
Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene - Videos Videos

Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene

Elizabeth Hines, Ginger D Fenton, PhD, Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS

6:04

Good personal hygiene on the farm can help keep you and your animals healthy. Learn personal hygiene practices you can follow to prevent the spread of disease. More
Knowing your feed source is imperative. Corn field at harvest, Iowa. Photo: E.Hines
African Swine Fever: Biosecurity is the Key - Articles Articles
Practicing biosecurity on your farm is the current best recommendation to keep your pigs healthy. More
Photo courtesy of USDA ARS
Protect Your Pigs, Protect the Food Supply - Articles Articles

Protect Your Pigs, Protect the Food Supply

乐动体育注册 Elizabeth Hines

Secure Food Supply planning will help you develop a biosecurity and response plan for your own operation. More
Do you prioritize biosecurity of your people? Photo by R. Meinen, Penn State
Swine Exhibitions in Pennsylvania - News News
Swine exhibition requirements in Pennsylvania have changed for 2019 as a precautionary measure of biosecurity due to current global movement of African Swine Fever (ASF). Let's talk about why this disease is a big deal. More
Pastured Livestock Production
Pastured Livestock Production - Workshops Workshops
The Pastured Livestock Production workshop is an educational day and pasture walk for livestock producers who operate predominantly on a pasture-based housing and nutrition system. More
Principles of Body Condition Scoring in Swine
Principles of Body Condition Scoring in Swine - Videos Videos
Body condition scoring is a useful tool for improving herd productivity. In this video, you will learn to conduct body condition scoring on your sows by learning the hallmark indicators of thin, ideal, and fat sows. More
Corn field, photo by Elizabeth Hines
Mycotoxins and Their Effect on Poultry and Swine Production - Articles Articles

Mycotoxins and Their Effect on Poultry and Swine Production

乐动体育注册 Elizabeth Hines, Gino Lorenzoni

Feed grains contaminated by mycotoxins hurt feed quality and are detrimental to production in poultry and swine. Some key mycotoxins can induce differential impacts on poultry and swine production performance. More
Raising Small Groups of Pigs
Raising Small Groups of Pigs - Articles Articles

Raising Small Groups of Pigs

乐动体育注册 Elizabeth Hines, Michael Fournier

Beginners in personal meat production and homesteading may be interested in raising swine. More
Grow-finish pigs, photo credit: Elizabeth Hines
Keeping Pigs Cool in the Summer Heat - Articles Articles
Practicing some seasonal tips along with good husbandry can reduce the impact of heat stress on swine herd performance. More
Biosecurity Overview
Biosecurity Overview - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Overview

乐动体育注册 Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Farm Biosecurity: Management practices to minimize or prevent the transmission of disease within and between herds and flocks. More
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors
Biosecurity Risk of Vets, Ag Service Personnel and Visitors - Articles Articles
A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk of individuals to dairy herds. More
Biosecurity Fundamentals
Biosecurity Fundamentals - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Fundamentals

Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

The basics of disease biosecurity, why a biosecurity plan should be implemented, and how to get a plan in motion. More
Proper Animal Mortality Disposal
Proper Animal Mortality Disposal - Videos Videos

Proper Animal Mortality Disposal

乐动体育注册 J. Craig Williams

4:16

This video provides an overview of the approved methods of animal disposal in Pennsylvania, along with best management practices for each method. More
Note: everyone is wearing protective booties in an effort to minimize biosecurity risk
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Livestock Exhibitions

乐动体育注册 Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, David R. Wolfgang, VMD, MPH DABVP-Dairy

A checklist to determine the biosecurity risk at Livestock Exhibitions. More
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions
Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions - Articles Articles

Biosecurity Risk Assessment: Farm Visitors and Exhibitions

乐动体育注册 Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD, Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD

Biosecurity is a series of measures implemented to prevent or reduce the introduction and spread of infectious disease pathogens. The provided checklists help determine the biosecurity risk of individuals and animals. More
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm
Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm - Articles Articles

Table of Disinfectants used on the Farm

乐动体育注册 Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Information about disinfectants commonly used on the farm for disease control. More
Biosecurity - A Practical Approach
Biosecurity - A Practical Approach - Articles Articles

Biosecurity - A Practical Approach

乐动体育注册 Ernest Hovingh, DVM, PhD

Biosecurity is a set of practices employed to prevent the importation of infectious organisms into a herd or flock, and their transmission between animals. More
Compost pile. Photo by Craig Williams
Composting Animal Mortalities - Articles Articles

Composting Animal Mortalities

乐动体育注册 David R. Wolfgang, VMD, MPH DABVP-Dairy

Despite the best intentions and care in animal agricultural facilities there are occasional animal mortalities. More
Keeping Animals Healthy
Keeping Animals Healthy - Articles Articles

Keeping Animals Healthy

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

Here you will find common techniques producers use to keep their animals healthy and avoid having to treat them. More
Livestock and Poultry Mortality Disposal in Pennsylvania
Livestock and Poultry Mortality Disposal in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Properly managing and disposing of dead farm animals is important. Every livestock and poultry operation should have a proper dead stock disposal strategy. More
Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture
Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture - Articles Articles

Agroterrorism: A Threat to US Animal Agriculture

Bhushan M. Jayarao, MVSc, PhD, MPH

This paper seeks to address and inform veterinarians about agroterrorism. In this paper, we attempt to introduce the overall impact of agroterrorism and the potential biological agents about which we need to be concerned. More
Mortality Composting Guidelines
Mortality Composting Guidelines - Articles Articles

Mortality Composting Guidelines

J. Craig Williams

Rendering changes and the livestock Industry, basic mortality composting procedures, and the composting process. More
Swine
Swine Production - Articles Articles

Swine Production

Lynn Kime, Robert E. Mikesell, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise. More