Scientists Breed Pigs Resistant To Incurable Disease
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 8 – Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a pig breed resistant to an incurable disease currently costing farmers $660 million annually. Swine infected by the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus lose weight, rarely reproduce and suffer high mortality rates. With help from scientists at Kansas State University, recently raised a litter of pigs resistant to the virus. Their success is detailed in a new paper, published this week in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Early in their research, Prather and his colleagues identified the protein CD163 as key in facilitating the proliferation of the PRRS virus.
Gene editing experiments proved their hypothesis correct. Researchers confirmed that the newly resistant pig breed did not suffer any negative side effects from the absence of the CD163 protein gene. Now, researchers are working in coordination with Genus plc, a British biotech company specializing in pig and cattle breeds. They hope to take the breed to market in the near future.
Liaoning culls over 8,000 pigs after African swine fever outbreak
Northeast China’s Liaoning Province has culled 8,116 pigs in response to an outbreak of African swine fever, the provincial animal health and production bureau said Wednesday. Earlier this month, an outbreak of African swine fever was discovered on a farm in the provincial capital Shenyang. It was China’s first outbreak of African swine fever. The outbreak is currently under control, with no new cases discovered. No cases of the African swine fever were reported in other cities in the province.
Investigation showed that the farm purchased 45 pigs from a farmer surnamed Wang in early July. Pig feces samples from Wang’s farm tested positive for the virus. Liaoning has adopted measures such as suspending the transport of pigs from Shenyang to other parts of China, culling pigs in infected areas, and suspending feeding pigs with kitchen refuse and scraps of waste food. African swine fever is a highly contagious, viral disease that infects pigs.
MINI PIG SHIPPING. We alway want to be able to meet the new owners of our little ones, however we do understand sometimes due to jobs or being far away can make this difficult. We highly recommend flying here to the Nashville airport to take your piglet home with you as a carry-on, however we do understand that may not be possible for you so we do offer delivery to the continental USA for $350. I require the total amount, including the price of the pet and the shipping fee, before the puppy/pig is shipped out. These are the things I will need in order to book the shipping – Person’s name, address and phone number as it is on your drivers licensee ( because you will have to show your D.L.
the driver in order to receive your pet. You will have to show identification to receive your pet. For the fastest shipping, – I accept payments via Credit Card ,Paypal or Walmart to Walmart money gram.
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His Wife Thought He Was Going To Kill The Pigs, –
An old farmer and his wife had a bunch of pigs, and every morning the farmer would head out to feed them. Every morning, he would see all the pigs screwing up a storm. He would get turned on by this and try to get back to the house in time to screw his wife – but he always got soft before he got there. He took his hatchet and headed out to the pig pen. If you liked this, please share by using the share button below.
Gifts, supplies and resources for Pot Bellied Pigs
ALL pet pigs should be spayed or neutered before sold. They should be at least 6-8 weeks of age and weaned from mom. PLEASE do your homework before getting a pig for a pet. Please make sure that you’re ready to commit to this pet for the next 12-15 plus years. The truth is that the potbellied pig is only a good pet for those who take commitment and responsible pet ownership very seriously.
Unheard of disease in pigs triggers surge in vaccine sales
Oedema, a largely disappearing disease in pigs is re-emerging causing an increase in sales for the vaccine, Ecoporc Shiga. The vaccine has protected over 47 million European pigs against the disease since its launch 5 years ago, and has saved three millions pigs lives, an estimated value of over 100 million Euros.
Healthier and Hoppier Pets
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