The University of Wisconsin-Extension Swine Team works with farmers, veterinarians, and other industry representatives to provide access to research-based swine information for Wisconsin farmers.

Ivermectin products for animals are not intended for COVID-19 treatment

Authors: Maria Jose Fuenzalida, PhD, Extension Dane County Dairy and Livestock Educator Sandra Stuttgen, DVM, Extension Taylor County Agriculture Educator What is ivermectin? Ivermectin is a drug for humans and animals to treat internal and external parasites, including certain types of worms, fleas, ticks, and lice. What is the role of the FDA? The Food […]

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Map of Swine Veterinarians in Wisconsin

The UW-Extension swine team is trying to get swine farmers connected with veterinarians willing to work on swine.  In wanting to be proactive getting swine clients connected with veterinarians prior to the January 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive changes, we are building a map of veterinarians in Wisconsin and the surrounding states that serve swine clients in […]

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Slowing Pig Growth

With supply chain delays in getting pigs to a market or slaughter channel, you may be asking yourself, how do I get these market hogs slowed down on their growth?  There are several resources out there to help you decide how to move forward with slowing the growth rate while maintaining animal well-being. Iowa State […]

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USDA Coronavirus Resources

With the impacts of COVID-19 throughout the food supply chain, questions about how to access USDA services has arisen.  On this page you will find more information on: Coronavirus food assistance program Crop insurance Farm programs Meat grading and auditing Paycheck Protection Program Reporting marketing concerns Information on working with your local USDA service center

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Packing Plant Capacity

As COVID-19 has spread across the US, different communities have been impacted by the virus.  This has meant some packing plants have had worker health concerns that have impacted daily operations.  Some plants have temporarily shuttered doors or are running at a reduced capacity.

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On-farm crisis planning amidst COVID-19

Right now you may be evaluating where your farm has “bottlenecks” to appropriately plan for outcomes that you may not be able to control in the wake of COVID-19.  The National Pork Board has resources that may assist you in planning for non-normal farm situations that you may be facing during the pandemic.

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April 17 Webinar for Veterinarians: The Wisconsin Swine Movement Rule and PRRS Testing in Wisconsin

The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association, hosted a webinar for veterinarians who are interested in more details on Wisconsin’s new animal health rule that establishes herd testing requirements for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) in Wisconsin. Paul McGraw, DVM, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture provided […]

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March 6 webinar on dealing with a PRRS positive herd

The UW-Extension Swine Team, in conjunction with Wisconsin Pork Association, hosted a webinar to provide details on dealing with a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) positive herd.  The March 6 webinar featured Dr. Gary Onan, UW-River Falls; Dr. Art Mueller, Stateline Ag Management Services; and Dr. Paul McGraw. Dr. Onan shared his experience of […]

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Veterinary Feed Directive Changes for January 1, 2017

Do you know how the Veterinary Feed Directive will impact your farm?  Find out more about the Veterinary Feed Directive through the video and post below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0SpgprhG9c  The video above is an overview of the veterinary feed directive changes coming into play. Now is the Time to Plan Ahead for Veterinary Feed Directive Changes Increasing […]

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Pharmacological intervention in swine reproduction

What tools are in the toolbox for swine farmers in regards to reproduction? This article discusses various intervention tools for different stages of swine reproduction. While not a new review by any means, some good data is discussed in regards to the use of of pharmacological measures in various stages of swine reproduction.

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