Fiber coming from wheat bran has higher negative impact on protein and fat digestibility than soybean hulls in growing pigs.
Photo of the week 21-Jul-2017
USA: PEDv created more fever than just in the pigs.
The current diagnostic tests are very powerful, allowing us to detect even small changes in the genome of a virus, but what do they tell us?
Photo of the week 14-Jul-2017
Question of the week 13-Jul-2017
What the cytokines are, what they do and how they work on the immune system.
Photo of the week 07-Jul-2017
Organic Se supplementation in sow diets may improve antioxidant capacity and reproductive performance.
The aim of this study was to develop an epidemiological and economic model to determine the costs of PRRS for an individual pig farm.
The impact of semen used for post-cervical AI is 2-3 times bigger than that used to produce cervical insemination doses; therefore, preparation of the doses should follow an even stricter control program.
Here we analyzed the molecular variations and antigenic differences among the C-strain-based commercial vaccines of different origins from different manufacturers in China, and reevaluated the vaccines against the emerging subgenotype 2.1d strain of CSFV.
An evening webinar with AHDB Pork and Nigel Woolfenden (Bishopton Veterinary Group).
Question of the week 29-Jun-2017
"Walking Through Sow Housing and Tools Available" - PORK Academy - Dr. Tim Safranski, University of Missouri, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Question of the week 20-Jul-2017
The need for developing PCV2-specific ELISA methods is urgent to evaluate PCV2 antibody level in exclusion of PCV1 antibody interference after PCV2 vaccination.
These days, the sale of breeding sows or boars with mange is considered unacceptable.
Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clonal complex 398 (LA-MRSA CC398) is causing an increasing number of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in Denmark and other European countries with industrial pig production. Yet, its impact on MRSA bloodstream infections (BSIs) has not been well studied.
The use of purified pig immunoglobulins may clearly reduce diarrhea at similar extend than ZnO in weanling pigs.
A novel pestivirus species was discovered in a piglet-producing farm in Austria during virologic examinations of congenital tremor cases. The emergence of this novel pestivirus species, provisionally termed Linda virus, in domestic pigs may have implications for classical swine fever virus surveillance and porcine health management.
We were called for clinical problems on weaners that appeared a few days after a feed transition in a farrow-to-finish farm: swelling of the eyelids and forehead, incoordination, dyspnea and sudden death.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Premature births increase the number of intra-partum deaths and result in lower birthweights, the presence of apnoea, and severe metabolic alterations in piglets.
Secure Pork Supply Implementation - PORK Academy - Dr. Pam Zaabel, Iowa State University; Dr. Patrick Webb, National Pork Board, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Question of the week 06-Jul-2017
In the previous paper, the effects of nutrient restriction and consequent catabolism during lactation on sow reproduction yield have been addressed. In the present paper, the efficiency of sows in using energy from feed and body mass is considered.
Photo of the week 30-Jun-2017
Alfalfa silage may be used as suitable AA and protein source for growing pigs for organic pig production, although its methionine content could also be interesting as alternative feed ingredient for conventional pigs.
The batch and the interaction between treatment and batch had highly significant influences on tail losses at the end of rearing.