Parasites on swine News

News published on July 6, 2016:

New Project Will Help Prevent Erysipelas Outbreaks

Erysipelas is a severe infectious disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The disease is well-known, but basic knowledge particularly on the infection in chickens, is lacking. A new proj...
Source : Author: Linda Sondergaard Sorensen.
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News published on March 19, 2009:

How to Identify Lice on Swine

Lice may often go unrecognized in a swine herd, even though these parasites are widely distributed among herds in the United States. Lice infestation is often not considered a serious problem, but it may lead t...
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Purdue University Pork Publications
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News published on August 20, 2008:

Tapeworms (Cysticercosis) in Swine

Cysticercosis is an infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. This parasite is found worldwide and is common in countries where raw or undercooked pork is eaten. Although incidences of infection are...
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Govt. of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
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News published on November 27, 2006:

China - Worm is 'key to healthier bacon'

A microscopic worm may be the key to heart-friendly bacon. Geneticists have mixed DNA from the roundworm C. elegans and pigs to produce swine with significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids the kind believed to...
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China Daily
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News published on November 30, 2004:

USA - Soldier fly larvae could turn manure into high-protein feed

Jeff Tomberlin, a Texas A&M entomologist, is looking into the possibility that black soldier fly larvae, a.k.a. "grubs," could be used to turn livestock manure into high-protein feed. The concept itself has bee...
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Agriculture Online
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News published on August 23, 2004:

Int’l - Proper management can control costly parasite

On their own, large roundworms can inflict substantial harm on pig performance and a producer’s bottom line. However, new research shows the negative effects of roundworms can go much further, actually reduc...
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News published on June 23, 2004:

USA - Federal health officials alert to threat of new mosquito disease

As if West Nile virus wasn’t bad enough, now U.S. health officials are on the lookout for another mosquito-borne disease, fearing it could become a permanent part of the American landscape if it entered the cou...
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News published on June 22, 2004:

USA - Mosquito Bites Could Trim Pork Producers' Revenues

Mosquito bites on pigs will cost pork producers money this summer, a University of Nebraska swine specialist said. Higher numbers of mosquitoes this summer means more bites on pigs and higher trim losses at ...
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University of Nebraska
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