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National Pork Board Position on Antibiotic Use in Pork Production; June 2015

Publish Date: 06/03/2015

On behalf of America’s pig farmers, the National Pork Board has created the following values that reflect farmers’ commitment to using antibiotics responsibly on the farm.


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A Champions Guide to Youth Swine Exhibition

Publish Date: 01/01/2013

The booklet helps youth understand the importance of biosecurity before, during and after exhibitions. The booklet also talks about common swine diseases and reinforces the importance of consulting with a veterinarian to develop a biosecurity and health plan.


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Swine Health Recommendations: Biosecurity for Organizers of Weigh-in or Tagging Events

Publish Date: 03/10/2014

Animals that are commingled at an exhibition, sale or another event pose a risk for spreading disease. Organizers and advisors scheduling commingled pig events should assess each situation and the associated risks to pig health. The recommendations listed may be applied to all swine commingling events at centralized locations and to other pigs that are physically on the…


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Replacement Gilt Evaluation and Selection Pocket Guide

Publish Date: 08/19/2014

This pocket guide is designed to help pork producers more effectively screen replacement gilt candidates before placing them in their breeding herds.  Visual appraisal can help identify replacement gilts with various problems that negatively impact sow longevity. The items shown in the pocket guide include conformation and structural soundness, feet and leg abnormalities, and reproductive soundness (underlines, external genitalia).  Identifying replacement…


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Recommendations for Swine Exhibitors

Publish Date: 02/25/2014

Swine Health Recommendations: Exhibitors of All Pigs Going to Exhibits or SalesWith the animals being commingled at an exhibition, show or sale, spreading disease is a risk. The recommendations listedin the following document apply to all swine at an exhibit or sale that are physically on the premise. Having a plan in place to identify…


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Recommendations for Organizers of Exhibitions and Sales

Publish Date: 02/25/2014

Swine Health Recommendations: Organizers of Exhibitions and Sales With the animals being commingled at an exhibition, show or sale, spreading disease is a risk. Therecommendations listed apply to all swine at an exhibit or sale that are physically on the premise. Having a plan inplace to identify and handle sick animals properly will help reduce the…


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