The results show that digestibility of the same diets is indeed higher for gestating and lactating sows than it is for growing pigs.
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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.
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…
Photo of the week 02-Apr-2015
Differentiating fostered younger piglets from old ones allows proper management.
Vitamin E had highly reduced lipid peroxidation level in the ω3 supplemented groups compared to mineral selenium supplementation alone.
Enric Marco tells us that of late, it is relatively common to see fattening pigs in their final phase exhibiting respiratory symptoms that respond poorly to antibiotic treatments. In these cases, we usually think of PRRS virus; however raising the possibility of a mixed viral infection is less frequent...
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.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
We concluded an Edema disease episode, which is extremely unusual at this age.
Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Pork & Pork Products at the 2015 Pork Industry Forum, March 5-7, 2015, San Antonio, TX, USA.
Holding PEDV in the presence of feces at 71°C for 10 minutes or at 20°C (room temperature) for 7 days is sufficient to inactivate the virus, preventing transmission under the conditions of this study.
Question of the week 01-Apr-2015
On 19-22 March 2015 was held the 4th edition of Poznan Veterinary Forum in Poland. The main topic of this conference is focused on advances in management of swine and cattle herds’ health, which enables maximisation of productivity and increase of farms competitiveness.
Making use of the NET energy system for sows to formulate feeds makes it possible to achieve a smooth transition from gestation to lactation diets, which makes the transition period around farrowing easier for the sows.
Photo of the week 27-Mar-2015
- 20-Apr-2015 IDT Biologika provides kits for an optimal Influenza detection
- 17-Apr-2015 MSD Animal Health Launches IDAL® 2G Vaccination Device for Pigs
- 16-Apr-2015 HKScan invests in export business, local sales offices to be established in Far East
- 10-Apr-2015 Lucta hires Dr. Kristina Leurs
- 10-Apr-2015 Magapor renews its automatic system for semen collection