Nothing has more impact on piglet survival that an adequate intake of colostrum.
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- 27-May-2015 Election of the Director General of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)
- 27-May-2015 European Union: adoption of a further 24 Rural Development Programmes
- 27-May-2015 Poland: Singapore lifts the restrictions on the imports of Polish pork
- 27-May-2015 Norway: new confirmation of MRSA in a pig farm
- 27-May-2015 Italy: Sardinia will notify the presence of pigs in non-fenced areas
Question of the week 27-May-2015
It allows us to analyse virulence factors directly on the clinical sample, avoiding the intermediate stages of culture and determinations on each of the selected isolates, leading to considerable savings in time and costs.
The difference in the conversion rate expected within a practical range of average particle sizes between 600 and 1000 microns can be of up to 2-4% between both ends.
Magnesium supplementation can increase reproductive performance in adult sows.
The macrolide tylvalosin and the pleuromutilin valnemulin exhibited the highest in vitro antimicrobial activities against M. hyopneumoniae field isolates in comparison with the other tested antibiotics.
Big news in US as Seaboard and Triumph Foods announce plans to build and operate a large-scale packing plant in Sioux City. One of the things which this move signals is the further coordination of the production sector with consumer demand.
Organoleptic ham criteria for immunocastrated males hams were equivalent to those found for surgically castrated males and gilts hams, demonstrating the efficacy of vaccination in these study conditions.
Flies are not usually seen as a real risk of infection between farms unless we're talking about very high-density areas. However, flies can travel long distances if captured when collecting carcasses.
Karma Glos from Kingbird Farm raises Tamworth pigs on pasture. Here Karma demonstrates how she manages sow breeding and farrowing.
The author questions whether the US virus is more virulent than the strain CV777 isolated in Europe in 1977 or whether the disease is indeed more devastating now than it was in the seventies in Europe.
Build a fence to keep the weaned piglets in a farrowing pen.
Photo of the week 08-May-2015
Results of the present study revealed that behavioural patterns that are established when suckling reappear when forced to form a new dominance hierarchy after weaning.
Genetic and antigenic diversity of influenza virus should be understood as something dynamic and constantly evolving. So, it is crucial to encourage active surveillance of SIV in order to improve our knowledge of the SIV strains present in the European pig and their particular prevalence and impact in swine production.
This study highlights the importance of continued monitoring of PRRSV evolution using genomic sequencing.
Photo of the week 22-May-2015
Mating the stimulated sows eases the sperm transport to the oviduct, where they meet the ova.
A photo report on VIV Russia, which has been held from 19 to 21 May 2015 in Moscow.
Question of the week 20-May-2015
This article explains how the massive use of hormones helps synchronize heats and farrowings when workload scheduling, synchronization and production rates stability are priorities.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Photo of the week 15-May-2015
Digestibility of nutrients are decreased by increasing levels of inclusion of cellulose.
Within the power of this study, oral rennet supplementation does not increase piglet serum globulin concentrations.
Question of the week 13-May-2015
Recently, PCV2 has been suggested as a pathogen able to induce diarrhoea in pigs, and PCV2-enteric disease (PCV2-ED) as a separate entity within porcine circovirus diseases (PCVDs) has been proposed.
Homologous re-challenge 49 days post initial PEDV exposure did not result in re-infection of the pigs. This demonstrates potential for an effective PEDV vaccine.
Low-protein diets with balances amino acid profile decrease ETEC colonization in jejunal mucosa.
These baseline results suggest that oral-fluid samples can be collected from individually housed sows, but that further studies on the optimization of oral-fluid collection in the sow unit (gestation and farrowing) would be of value.
- 27-May-2015 Smithfield Foods Announces New, State-of-the-Art Kansas City Sausage Plant in North Carolina
- 22-May-2015 Nedap introduces new Farrowing Feeding System
- 22-May-2015 World Pork Expo seminars provide the most up-to-date information
- 22-May-2015 Walmart U.S. Announces New Animal Welfare and Antibiotics Positions
- 21-May-2015 Alltech REBELation kicks off with Medal of Excellence award to Gen. Colin Powell