Sunday, 13 November 2011

Porcine Circovirus, the Dam is Bursting


We finally get an admission that tightly packed pigs in insanitary conditions get more circovirus.

The writer could have told them that, and did, years ago.

But the veterinarians insisted that copious expensive antibiotics to control co-infections were the way to go.

So, we got rich vets, sick pigs and antibiotic resistant disease leaving the farms and entering the hospitals, kept quiet by multiple cover-ups. 

The dam is finally bursting. 

It is, perhaps, the biggest scandal of the twenty-first century.




Environment vital in countering PMWS

11 November 2011

Malcolm Flanagan
Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the United Kingdom have discovered that farms with the lowest incidence of post weaning multi-systemic syndrome (PMWS) had clean enriched environments with the maximum amount of space possible for pigs. Professor Dirk Werling of the RVC said ...