Journal of Swine Health and Production

March and April, 2005

Cover Photo

New 51-ft x 92-ft sort barn in central Iowa, with a capacity for 1250 hogs
Photo courtesy of Tina Smith

 The Journal of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians

Table of contents

President's message

President-elect's message

From the Executive Director

Effects of ractopamine step-up use programs on finishing pigs fed under commercial conditions
Todd A. Armstrong, Brian T. Kremer,Thomas A. Marsteller, et al
(PDF version)

Effects of type of machine and covering on viruses and microorganisms recovered from dust in ultrasound machines used in German swine production operations
Johannes Kauffold, Jochen Beckjunker, Regina Scheller, et al
(PDF version)

Sow and litter performance following farrowing induction with prostaglandin: Effect of adjunct treatments with dexamethasone or oxytocin
Glen Cassar, Roy N. Kirkwood, Robert Friendship, et al
(PDF version)

Ringworm in lactating sows
Jeremy S. Pittman, John D. Roberts
(PDF version)`

The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome quandary. Part I: Fact versus speculation
William L. Mengeling
(PDF version)

Diagnostic notes:
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome diagnostics in the breeding herd: Back to the basics

Laura Batista

(PDF version)

Practice tip: A new obstetrical instrument and advanced method of veterinary obstetrics for sows
Hermann H. Schuh, Ekkehard T. G. Kurth

(PDF version)

News from the National Pork Board

What's your interpretation?
E. Johnson, J. Lowe



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