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2014 News & Reviews Archive: Pig Farming & Swine Health


*EU PIG HEALTH FEARS - Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDV) & ASF : 2014   Biosecurity   About PED
*DISEASES UPDATE - Swine Influenza, PRRSV, ASF & Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED): David Burch
*Proof that Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDV) can spread in feed: 2014

*Effects of Tetracycline & Zinc on Selection of MRSA bacteria in Pigs: Discussion

Antibiotic Use - Veterinary Practices Monitoring Spreadsheet

*Ampicillin & Cephalosporin resistance in Streptococcal, Salmonella & E. coli infections spp are also showing a very low level: December 2014


*Lameness in Sows - Cures & Diagnosis Photos: Pig Herd Management
*New Low-cost way to make Piglet Castration More Humane: Pig Welfare News
*Minimum Inhibitory Concentration & Minimum Bactericidal Concentration Results for Swine Dysentery - What's the Difference? Research
*Increased Pig Population of England - latest Defra Industry Census Data : New
Pig In A Day with Hugh and Ray!
DVD: 148 mins
Pig-keeping, Butchering, Processing, Cooking - the delights of small scale pig management, nose to tail complete guide, instructions for making your own hams bacon sausages pork cuts, processing offal, equipment, recipes, cookery guide, Prosciutto

by TV Celebrity Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

  • The Joys of Pig-Keeping: Pig Husbandry - DIY Butchery Skills - Gourmet Cooking
  • Selecting & Training Pigs to Hunt Truffles
  • Home Butchering: Tools & Techniques
  • Butcher's Cuts: Preparation (first trimmings), Demonstration of jointing leg/ham, separating loin & belly, removing loin & chump end, boning out the chine bone, separation of long loin & sparerib joint [for a larger, slow roast], remove hand & hock from from belly, make loin chops, separate long loin & rack of ribs, preparing long loin & spare rib joint, bone out the blade bone, prepare thick end of belly
  • Sausages, Curing & Charcuterie: Sausages, Salamis, Dry-cured ham [Prosciutto Style], English traditional Brine-cured Ham [for boiling and baking], Herbs & Spices to use for Seasoning, Handling pig or sheep Intestines for sausage casings
  • Recipes: How to cook Brawn, Liver Pate, Stuffed tenderloin, Chinese ribs, Crispy brains, Devilled kidneys, Black pudding, Roast loin of pork with crackling, Pork loin in milk
  • Useful Organisations & Information: Pig Equipment, Farm Livestock, Ingredients [flavourings, spices, preservatives], Casings for sausage-making, chipolatas etc
  • Charcuterie is the branch of COOKING PORK PRODUCTS devoted to prepared pigmeat products such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, pÔtÚs and confit. The original traditional purpose was a way to preserve meats before the invention of refrigeration, but the modern art is concerned more with flavors derived from the preservation process.

    *Pig Manure Uses - Comparison of Composting, Fuel, Wetlands, Digestion, Biofilters: 2014

    *New Research into Breeding for Feed Conversion Efficiency: Pig Breeding News

    *Farmer's Guide to PRRS [PCVAD] Management: PRRS Control
    *Impact of Intensive Pig Farming on Human Health, Increase in Livestock-Associated ESBL & MRSA: New Report
    *Antibiotic Use in Pig Production: Veterinary Downloads Section

    Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine 5th Edition 2013 ISBN 0470963026


    *Narcolepsy Risk from Human Swine Flu Vaccine: Report
    *Case Report of Ear Necrosis Syndrome in Weaning Pigs with PCV2 infection: PMWS Control Section
    *Living with Swine Dysentery - Chronic Problem Costs too Much: Disease Control Section
    Food safety manual - The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error


    *Washing Hands for Hygiene - Effect of Soap & Water Temperature: 2013
    *Why is Antimicrobial Resistance in Pigs NOT so Important for Public Health?: Octagon
    *Review of the European Symposium on Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) Edinburgh: Octagon
    *British Medical Journal Debate - Are Antibiotics in Animal Feed a Risk to Human Health? : July 2013
    *Fact-sheet on the Rise in Swine Dysentery incidence - Control & Prevention: Pig Health Downloads

    *Gilt Management from Service to Farrowing: FREE FACTSHEET

    *Porcine Circovirus PCV2 Vaccination - Sows, Piglets or Both? : PCV2 Research

    *Human Campylobacter Infections - Do they come from Pigs? : Food Safety
    *Oral Medication of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida & Haemophilus parasuis Infections with Florfenicol: *Mycoplasma Arthritis - Treatment of Swine Joint Infections with Tiamulin Injection : 2013
    *Antimicrobial Drug Resistance - European Union asks European Medicines Agency for Advice: Food Safety

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