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Floods threaten livestock food supply

August 1, 2008

Devastating floods in several Midwest states left most farm animals unscathed, but food shortages and disease still loom as major concerns for farmers and veterinarians in coming months and years.

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APHIS Swine report details DVM visits

January 1, 2008

Fort Collins, Colo. — More than 69 percent of U.S. swine producers use a veterinarian, with five out of 10 large operations employing a DVM on staff. Overall, approximately half the sites polled turn to a local practitioner for care.

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Disease plagues nation's swine population

March 1, 2007

Ames, Iowa — A virus spreading among U.S. swine operations caused nearly three times the infection rates reported last year, inducing "devastating economic loss" for producers and calls for vigilance among veterinarians, Iowa State University (ISU) researchers say.

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Swine practitioners aim for PRRS eradication

January 1, 2006

St. Paul, Minn. — The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) adopted a position statement reaffirming its war on porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) — a disease estimated to cost the industry $560 million annually

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Swine DVMs out-earn colleagues, study shows

August 1, 2005

Chicago —Veterinarians concentrating in swine medicine gross nearly $110,000 annually, leading all practitioner categories and disproving a widespread belief that food animal DVMs rank low in wage potential.

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NAHMS new swine reports cover vaccination, antibiotic practices, biosecurity

April 1, 2003

Fort Collins, Colo.-The National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) just released a new report that says vaccinating swine to prevent disease is a common management practice among U.S. swine producers.

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Research says swine flu virus infects handlers

November 1, 2002

New York-People in the swine industry are infected with swine influenza more often than previously thought, according to a report in a recent issue of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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Outbreak keeps swine producers on alert

May 17, 2002

St. Paul, Minn. - A recent pseudorabies outbreak in southwestern Minnesota has led to tighter scrutiny of herds throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

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Drug-resistant salmonella traced to swine

March 21, 2002

Boston - The drug-resistant salmonella bacteria is directly being linked to pigs, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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