Vesicular disease was experimentally induced in nursery-age pigs inoculated with SVA demonstrating for the first time a causal relationship between SVA infection and disease.
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Zinc and protein sources do not affect Zn bioavailability in gestating sows when they are included in adequate levels.
The recent development of PCR serotyping is a step forward that allows any laboratory to determine the serotype of the isolated H. parasuis strain.
The current study demonstrated that the farrowing system design can influence sow behaviour, with pens allowing for more interactions between sows and their piglets.
PUFA, oleic acid and stearic acid are the most accurate predictors of the DE and ME for the main fat sources used in swine.
Question of the week 17-Aug-2016
Deep-litter system composed of 60% sawdust and 40% rice husk was the most suitable with regard to reduction of environmental pollution.
The use of a yeast cell wall extract reduce the negative impact of low levels of aflatoxin on feed intake in nursery pigs.
Question of the week 10-Aug-2016
In the United States, there are 17 genetic clades that have emerged and persisted following spillover events from non-swine (namely human) hosts and subsequent ecological and evolutionary processes
Photo of the week 05-Aug-2016
The handling disadvantages derived from the addition of an extra feed are outweighed by the improvement in production and decrease in the number of farrowing problems.
It can be stated that the lactose content of sow colostrum in the first lactation could be indicative of a female's predisposition to produce colostrum and milk with similar lactose content over two consecutive lactations.
The Spanish price will still exceed €1.30/kg whilst the supply remains restricted. The battle will be held in September, and it will all depend on the foreign markets.
Photo of the week 26-Aug-2016
Zearalenone could promote the autocrine action or expression of the ghrelin gene in piglet ovary, and further accelerate the development of ovaries (follicles).
Question of the week 24-Aug-2016
Introduction of post-cervical insemination has a very significant economic impact on the whole of the pork industry, and is a challenge of parallel magnitude to that raised by the transition from natural service to artificial insemination.
Photo of the week 19-Aug-2016
Feed Ingredients - Eric Scholer, Vice President, Express Markets, Inc. , from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Growing mixing level increased aggression, lesion and weight loss after mixing.
Assessment of a study, by Enric de Marco, on the use of anti-inflammatory drugs in sows at farrowing in order to reduce piglet mortality and increase the weight of piglets at weaning.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Photo of the week 12-Aug-2016
A minimum dietary intake of both α-linolenic and linoleic acid is required for the modern lactating sow to achieve a maximum reproductive outcome.
An easy solution to store these feeders is to hang them in the corridor of their room. In this way, they do not stand in the way and they can dry well before being used again.
Throughout this one-hour webinar, industry experts will explain challenges with VFDs, expectations of stakeholders, and action plans for those involved.
In terms of carcass quality, crude protein and essential amino acids could be reduced in finishing diets.
Question of the week 03-Aug-2016
The administration of an additional injection of 200 mg of gleptoferron at 2-weeks of age increased piglet Hb.
- 17Aug Buoyant Mood at 2016 WAPPA AGM & Industry Day
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- 16Aug MSD: New Easy-to-Use Mobile Apps Bring Swine Farm Management to the Palm of the Hand
- 11Aug Hypor Partners with Brazil’s MAPA to Facilitate Swine Imports with Renovated Quarantine Facility
- 11Aug Zoetis Introduces Triamulox™