Although piglet birth weight is the most influential factor affecting piglet survival other behavioral factors such as vitality and vigor of piglets at birth contribute to the overall likelihood of the offspring surviving.
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Photo of the week 24-Apr-2015
Feeding short-term reduced dietary P with phytase does not affect sow performance.
The results demonstrate that the PRRSV-CON virus can serve as a potential vaccine candidate for the development of a novel PRRS vaccine with broader cross-protection.
Write down events or treatments on the windows as if they were a blackboard.
The results show that digestibility of the same diets is indeed higher for gestating and lactating sows than it is for growing pigs.
We speculate that co-infection with PCV2 and HEV may bring some negative effect on pig production and recommend that more attention should be paid to this phenomenon.
Everyone in the United States is waiting for the return of the seasonal pattern and the prospect of prices breaking out of this extended period of flat-lining which has gone on for almost two months now.
Soaking diet containing solely plant phytase provides a great potential for increasing ATTD of P.
Results demonstrate that IRT can help to detect inflammatory lung alterations in the pig lung.
The great genetic diversity of East European strains has practical implications, the sensitivity of some of the diagnostic PCR methods can be compromised and the efficacy of the current PRRSV vaccines against the East European genetic variants still needs to be elucidated.
It appears that nest-building behaviour in prepartum sows could be enhanced by the provision of nesting materials. This, coupled with elevated oxytocin and prolactin concentrations, could result in improved postpartum nursing performance and maternal behaviour in early lactating sows.
Photo of the week 10-Apr-2015
Supplementation of encapsulated ZnO at a physiological level improves performance than native ZnO.
We concluded an Edema disease episode, which is extremely unusual at this age.
Although the infection of the C. novyi type B is uncommon, these results can be a useful data for further investigation of C. novyi type B because there was few survey detecting the infection of C. novyi type B for now.
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Question of the week 22-Apr-2015
The current situation for PED is that of continual occurrence of moderate to severe outbreaks in many pig farms, across Asia, USA and elsewhere, on both naïve farms and those that have suffered previous episodes.
Photo of the week 17-Apr-2015
Dr. Matt Anderson, Suidae Health and Production, from the 2015 Iowa Pork Congress, January 28-29, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Question of the week 15-Apr-2015
The period from birth to the nursery is the most sensitive one in the life of a pig.
At autopsy of some affected pigs, the soft gelatinous oedema was evident in the eyelids, but also in the meso-colonic area of the spiral colon.
Many swine production units in North America have incorporated fumigation rooms into their barn design.
This paper describes the first application of LCM to study the cytokine transcript profiles and virus distribution in different compartments of the lymph node of pigs.
Question of the week 08-Apr-2015
Guillem Burset comments on various current affairs of the European pig market: stocks and private storage, merger of Tican and Danish Crown, prospects on the price recovery…
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