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    Sampling Oral and Processing Fluids to Identify Disease in Pigs

    Published on December 3, 2019

    Monitoring your herd for diseases has been simplified by new tests using oral and processing fluids. These sampling techniques are inexpensive, easy to do and can be applied to individual pigs (as a diagnostic) or pens/litters (for herd surveillance).

  • A rat standing next to a piece of wood.

    Pest Control

    Published on December 3, 2019

    With the fall and winter season coming to fruition, an increase of rodents and pests make their way into livestock facilities. Learn how to look for evidence of rodents and pests in your facilities and how they may affect your livestock.

  • Farm landscape

    Should producers chase after yield?

    Published on November 13, 2019

    American farmers continually strive for higher yields. Something encouraged by the current pricing structure of raw agricultural products, but is chasing yield necessarily a good thing?

  • Veterinary Feed Directive – Year One in Review

    Published on October 3, 2019

    To gain a better understanding of the direct impacts to farmer raising animals for food productions MSU Extension led a nationwide survey to help determine what effect these new rules had across food animal species and across farms on a national level.