Great presentations continue to come to you from the University of Minnesota's 2012 Leman Conference. An excellent presentation by Dr. Walter Hurley on sow lactation headlines our home page and this issue of the SwineCast update. You will want to share this with production staff, then let us know what they thought of it. (P.S. - that would be a great time to sign up for the free SwineCast email update if this was forwarded to you from someone else).
Also this week is the latest on dealing with aflatoxin-tainted corn from Kansas State's Dr. Joel DeRouchey. Many producers are concerned about the FDA's decision to allow grain handlers to blend out contaminated corn in response to state requests. Are you seeing this locally?
- Video: Sows are Not Like Dairy Cows - Dr. Walter Hurley shares how lactation in pig barns is a sow-litter barn dance. There is a relationship between the sow and her piglets and it is important for barn managers to learn about the dynamics involved. Presentation from the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA [video].
- Video: What Do You Know About Livestock Associated MRSA? - Livestock associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an emerging political and disease issue that is a hot button topic. Dr. Peter Davies provides an update on the current research to better understand the risks to human health. Additionally, Dr. Davies details the MRSA history, how healthcare professionals have worked through MRSA infections, and how the media has played a part in educating the public. Presentation from the 2012 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 15-18, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA [video].
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