Insulin, ghrelin and leptin could be used as biomarkers to detect situations resulting in a poor energy balance.
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A definitive diagnostic evaluation of PRRS with respect to clinical disease requires that serological information be interpreted in combination with results from other virus assays.
This is the first study indicating a link between brain neurotransmission and tail biting behavior in pigs.
Photo of the week 20-Mar-2015
Growth curves as a tool to help manage weight variability among pigs.
Question of the week 18-Mar-2015
The goal is to record the sows' feeding level when fed manually.
VIV Asia, the international trade show based on the 'Feed to Meat' principle has been held in Bangkok, Thailand from March 11-13, 2015.
Low inclusion levels of olive cake by-product at growing-finishing diets may improves growth performance and provide healthy fatty acid profile in fat tissues.
Results from our study indicate for the first time, that PEDV can be found in the air and that suspended airborne particles can be infectious.
Question of the week 11-Mar-2015
This watch has three circles: the blue one represents the hours, the green one the liveborn piglets, and the red one the stillborn piglets.
The main objective of this thesis was to develop a protocol to efficiently apply flow cytometric sex-sorting procedure on boar spermatozoa.
Increasing inclusion of field pea reduces dietary crude protein digestibility but without negative impact on performance.
Equivalent results were observed in 4 independent studies and demonstrate the feasibility of oral fluids and mRT-qPCR for surveillance of ASF, CSF, and FMD in swine populations.
Question of the week 25-Mar-2015
PRRSV favours the appearance of secondary infections like the one caused by S. suis due to the impairment of the alveolar macrophages cleaning functions.
Pictures from the 12th edition of FIGAN that has been held in Zaragoza, Spain, from March 17-20, 2015.
This video from BPEX shows how to swap litters.
The dietary fish oil inclusion may prevent lameness appearance in sows.
It is proposed that Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 exerts an immune modulatory effect by increasing the numbers of intraepithelial lymphocytes.
Sows inseminated with encapsulated semen had more sperm cells concentration at the site of fertilization.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
This study confirms that Lena strain is highly virulent compared to Finistere strain. With non‐SPF animals coming from commercial herds, we can even expect more severe symptoms because co‐infections are likely.
Photo of the week 12-Mar-2015
Unfortunately, it looks like the ground hog of pork price forecasts saw a long shadow when it emerged in late February and the tiny bubble of hope that the already late-to-end seasonal lows of winter were over was put on hold.
Replacement gilts recently introduced and piglets prior to weaning are the main risk groups.
Thoughts on lucky lessons of PEDv: Dr. Paul Sundberg talks about working on our preparedness.
Photo of the week 05-Mar-2015
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