Feed and/or dietary amino acid restriction affects feeding behaviour and voluntary feed intake in growing pigs.
Photo of the week 19-Jan-2018
This study set out to describe detection patterns of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), swine influenza virus type A (SIV) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) among farms showing differing severity of PRDC.
Nitrite poisoning does still occur in modern pig facilities, even more with the presence of the biological air treatment.
Co-mingling of unfamiliar piglets before weaning did not improve performance. Co-mingling and intermittent suckling increased positive behaviour after weaning. Intermittent suckling likely advanced gastrointestinal changes in the peri-weaning period.
Glutamine, glutamic acid and nucleotide affect carbon turnover on stomach of weaned piglets.
In this study, CD163-positive fetuses were completely protected from PRRSV in dams possessing a complete knockout of the CD163 receptor.
This article describes the main diseases that wild boars can transmit to the domestic pig, their prevalences and transmission routes. It also discusses the increase of the wild boar population in Europe.
The improvement in porcine embryo preservation and non-surgical embryo transfer (ET) procedures achieved in recent years represents essential progress for the practical use of ET in the pig industry.
By Dr. Steve Meyer, Vice President, Pork Analysis, EMI Analytics, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Question of the week 04-Jan-2018
The objective of this study was to evaluate the survival of PEDV in 9 different feed ingredients when exposed to 60, 70, 80, and 90 °C, as well as the survival on four different surfaces.
The use of antibiotic free diets for growing pigs does no effect carcass and meat quality.
Question of the week 28-Dec-2017
Tail biting in pigs has been an identified behavioural, welfare and economic problem for decades, and requires appropriate but sometimes difficult on-farm interventions.
Pork Quality Initiative - Understanding Color, Ph, and Marbling - PORK Academy - Jim Compart, Compart Family Farms; Dr. Steve Larsen, National Pork Board, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Kelly Westmacott - Pigs 2022 Conference 2017
Question of the week 18-Jan-2018
Combining the use of low levels of dietary protein with highly digestible protein sources and certain probiotics can be a good strategy in the face of the increasing restrictions on the use of antibiotics in feed.
Photo of the week 12-Jan-2018
Question of the week 11-Jan-2018
How serious is the possibility that US corn production could undergo a substantial reduction in the coming crop year?
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Photo of the week 05-Jan-2018
Gestation and lactation dietary supplementation mannan oligosaccharide may improve sow and litter performance and immune response.
We identified from suckling piglets with diarrhea in China a new bat-HKU2–like porcine coronavirus (porcine enteric alphacoronavirus). The GDS04 strain of this coronavirus shares high aa identities (>90%) with the reported bat-HKU2 strains in Coronaviridae-wide conserved domains, suggesting that the GDS04 strain belongs to the same species as HKU2.
Photo of the week 29-Dec-2017
As of today, with 2017 almost ended, the annual Spanish pig price (arithmetic, not weighted) mean is €1.26/kg LW.
Photo of the week 22-Dec-2017
This study aimed to provide information regarding viral pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology linked with recently reported atypical porcine pestivirus (APPV) strains and to determine the circulation of APPV in Spain from 1997 to 2016.