Pathogenic and Indicator Bacteria in Agricultural Watersheds

Escherichia coli and Enterococcus are indicator bacteria that were measured in Iowa streams that drain land with different levels of swine production. We completed a study monitoring=g these bacteria over three and one-half years. Bacteria were readily transported from manured…

The impact of routine piglet processing on well-being

The major finding of this research project is that any processing technique that can be carried out quickly and with minimal tissue damage is likely to be least stressful for the piglet. Alternative techniques such as teeth grinding, hot-iron tail-docking…