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Funding for piglet vaccine

November 17, 2018

An €800,000 funding award to enable Scottish and Swedish researchers to advance the development of a vaccine to protect piglets against a potentially devastating infection has been warmly welcomed by pig industry leaders.

Farming

Up biosecurity to cut antimicrobials

November 10, 2018

Taking simple steps to improve biosecurity and welfare on pig farms can significantly reduce the amount of antimicrobials farmers have to administer, say scientists.

Farming

3D cameras to save pigs’ tails

April 14, 2018

A new high-tech solution to the problem of tail biting in pigs has been devised by Scottish scientists and could become an alternative to the controversial last-resort practice of tail docking.

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