Recent papers found similar productivity, physiology, health, and behavior among individually or grouped sows during gestation.
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Question of the week 18-Jun-2013
Small piglets with a low viability are a growing problem, and they represent one of the main causes of pre-weaning mortality.
It has been shown that the efficacy of PCV2 vaccines was dramatically decreased in the context of husbandry deviations such as excess of cross-fostering, mingling at weaning or very large groups in nursery.
A very simple system for monitoring the heats of replacement gilts that consists of putting them ear tags at each of the two heats during the quarantine period.
Watch this episode of Food Comes from Farms to receive a first-hand look of how family farmers provide humane housing and care for male pigs called boars.
In this interview, Dr. Howard Hill, president of the NPPC, talks about current issues in the USA pork industry: PED, antibiotics use, welfare...
The optimum SID Thr:Lys to optimize ADG and FCR in growing pigs fed low CP protein diets is around 0.70.
About the importance of a good assistance during the birth...
CTC, when administered at onset of clinical respiratory disease via the feed at a dose of 500 ppm during two alternative weeks, was able to decrease the prevalence of pneumonia lesions.
Fenugreek seeds might be interesting as a feed ingredient for young piglets.
Photo of the week 13-Jun-2013
The findings revealed that medium-sized to large farms located in high pig density regions reported higher biosecurity measures.
One month after the beginning of the outbreak of reproductive failure in sows, acute respiratory disorder and diarrhoea that was non-responsive to antibiotics started in weaned pigs aged 6-8 weeks...
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