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Turning the tide on antibiotic resistance

An interview with Aidan Connolly

Pig prep: Winterizing swine facilities

Pig prep: Winterizing swine facilities

'Tis the season to get pig barns ready for winter. Another year is almost in the books, but there is no rest for pig farmers.

Two key steps to reduce antibiotic resistance in pig production

Two key steps to reduce antibiotic resistance in pig production

An increasing number of reports on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals and humans have raised concerns about the current use of antibiotics, both as a treatment for humans and to combat diseas

Pig producers & the U.S. Veterinary Feed Directive

Pig producers & the U.S. Veterinary Feed Directive

The countdown to 2017 began for many producers back in 2015 when it was announced that new regulations limiting the use of antibiotics, called the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), would go into eff

Living in the age of the prosumer

Living in the age of the prosumer

The following is an excerpt from a post by Chief Innovation Officer Aidan Connolly on LinkedIn.

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Living in the age of the prosumer

The following is an excerpt from a post by Chief Innovation Officer Aidan Connolly on 

What are your pigs breathing in?

What are your pigs breathing in?

With summer temperatures soaring, producers are focusing on heat and the stress that can come with it.

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Following the pig feed to the pork chop

It is well known that feed costs represent the biggest input for producers — up to 70 percent of the production costs.

The enzyme evolution in animal feed

The enzyme evolution in animal feed

Even though the first exogenous enzyme was synthesized in 1969, enzymes in animal nutrition have been used in animal nutrition for less than 30 years.

Antibiotic-free: Recommendations for efficient pig performance

The 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, held June 7–10 in Dublin, Ireland, hosted more than 3,000 experts in the pig veterinary industry to discus