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USDA continues monitoring for African swine fever as it persists globally

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Countries have been forced to slaughter herds, ban imports on pig products, and implement greater biosecurity measures on farms. African swine fever (ASF) has not entered the U.S. thanks to continuing efforts to prevent this deadly swine disease from reaching the country’s borders. Researchers are also working on developing vaccines.

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Montane Guinea Pig (Cavia tschudii) sounds?

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I am a guinea pig parent and also a sound art major and I am writing my final paper on the bioacoustics of guinea pigs. " To get this I have been looking for the sounds of the montane guinea pig or Cavia tschudii, which live in areas like Argentina. This may seem like a very specific request, but I am desperate!

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Medicated feed against swine parasites, dysentery withdrawn

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The combination medicated feed containing Safe-Guard (fenbendazole) and Lincomix (lincomycin) for use in pigs has been voluntary withdrawn by its sponsor, the Food and Drug Administration announced June 30.

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Advances in animal genome editing continue apace

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently green lit for human consumption five genetically modified pigs at Washington State University. Meanwhile, a team of geneticists have reportedly created the first calf born with immunity to bovine viral diarrhea virus.

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10 reasons why guinea pigs make great pets

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10 reasons why guinea pigs make great pets – by James Alston writing for ExoticDirect ExoticDirect offer pet insurance for guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, mice and other small pets. They also insure parrots, reptiles, tortoise and even pygmy hedgehogs!

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Symposium explores psychological impacts of euthanasia, depopulation

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Speakers at the AVMA Humane Endings Symposium, held January 26-29 in Chicago, shared their personal experiences with depopulation of cattle and sheep for disease control and euthanasia of pigs after a fire.

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Keeping Guinea Pigs cool in the summer – your top 12 guide

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The recent warm weather has been perfect for us, but some Guinea Pig’s have suffered. Guinea Pigs can quickly overheat during the summer leading to heatstroke, which in severe cases can be fatal. Unlike humans, Guinea Pigs cannot sweat – … Continue reading →