Soap makes water ‘wetter’

Automatic soap dispensers can be automatically annoying. Hey, I exist soap dispensing god! I can’t think of any other thing I can possibly do with my soiled hands in front of your “sillitupid” sensor to prove I’m here!

Is skirmishing with the insensitive sensors for soap actually worth it? As a teen trying to be […]

Biosecurity 101: Cleaners vs. disinfectants

Biosecurity is a huge topic, but it can be summed up as preventing the spread of harmful microorganisms.

A crucial part of this prevention is the proper cleaning and disinfection of facilities, objects in the environment, and basically anything that can spread microbes to another area or animal.

But what exactly does it mean to […]

Good biosecurity vital to prevent PEDV

Swine producers continue to fight back against the arrival of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) that hit the U.S. in mid-May.

It’s the first time the disease has been reported in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

PEDV is not a reportable or regulatory disease, rather it is a production-related disease, […]

Porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC): What is it and how do we prevent it?

Dr. Pablo Moreno

Professional services veterinarian

Neogen

A good biosecurity program is essential for the improvement and maintenance of the genetic potential and productivity of farm animals.

Disease outbreaks on farms affect productivity in numerous undesirable ways, such as reducing productivity, increasing mortality and reducing daily gain. Not only does this affect […]

Biosecurity: The importance of cleaning and disinfection

By Dr. Pablo Moreno, DVM

Neogen Corporation

Proper cleaning and disinfection of animal facilities is a critical part of any good biosecurity program.

An ideal program will reduce the number of pathogens to levels that are non-pathogenic for the animals housed in the facility. In a healthy animal, low levels of pathogens should […]

‘Tis the season for…rotational baiting

The problem

As the weather gets colder, rats and mice seek the warmth, shelter and food supply offered up by the indoors. More than just a nuisance, these rodents can have serious adverse economic and health effects when they gain access to livestock facilities, grain storage or production facilities, and a host of other areas. […]

Re-emergence of swine dysentery reinforces need for biosecurity

By Caleb Schaeffer

Swine marketing manager, Neogen Corporation

Barely a blip on the radar five years ago, swine dysentery is now increasing in prevalence and in concern.

The disease, commonly caused by the bacterium Brachyspira hydodysenteriae, is transmitted by contaminated feces, or carrier organisms such as birds and flies. It causes diarrhea in pigs, which […]

Part three: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the final post in a three part series on equine biosecurity. To read part one on general biosecurity and vaccinations, click here. To read part two on isolating horses, click here.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Rodent and […]

Part one: Equine biosecurity – what does it mean?

Moderator’s note: This is the first in a three part series on equine biosecurity. Part two will be posted Thursday and part three will be posted Friday.

By James Little, DVM

Equine and companion animal professional services veterinarian

Neogen

Biosecurity is a word that we often see written and […]

CDC: H3N2v flu illness total tops 140

More than 140 people have been infected with a strain of the H3N2 animal influenza virus, which can be transmitted between pigs and humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The original 16 cases of the virus were reported August 3. In those cases, all of the infected people had interacted […]