Tag: pigs

Is This Human-Pig Hybrid Ethical?

It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but scientists say they have created an organism that’s half human, half pig....

Why Raise Heritage And Rare Breed Chickens?

Many small and organic farmers buck the monoculture trend by planting heritage (also known as heirloom) seeds, thereby cultivating vegetables, fruits and herbs that...

Family Saves Freezing Piglet During Ski Trip

For a piglet named Wee Wee, the Smith family are true heroes. Where others might have turned away, this family saved the life of...

Pig Farmers Are at High Risk for Staph Infections

Researchers from the University of Iowa found that pig farmers are six times more likely to contract multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) than an...

Agricultural Overuse of Antibiotics Wiping Out 10% of Pig Population

Since first being detected on an Ohio farm a little over a year ago, a killer virus known as PEDv (Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea) has...
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