EP-like lesions and pleuritis are routinely identified in slaughter pigs in England. EP-like lesions and pleuritis are significantly associated with a reduction in carcass weight. Endemic pig respiratory diseases remain economically important.
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Question of the week 23-Nov-2017
The answer is no. We only know how to feed the average pig of a certain genetic composition, and sex.
Sperm motility, morphology and three seminal plasma proteins were positively associated with heterospermic boar fertility.
Dietary electrolyte balance ranging between 166 and 250 mEq/kg may promote a proper growth rate and nutrient digestibility in weanling pigs.
Isolation and propagation of the pathogen in cell culture resulted in discovery of a novel swine enteric alphacoronavirus (tentatively named SeACoV) related to the bat coronavirus HKU2.
This is one of the parameters that must be established between producers and the meat industry as it affects food safety, animal welfare and meat quality.
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Influenza is a costly disease for pig producers and understanding its epidemiology is critical to control it.
With Erin Brenneman, Brenneman Farms; Logan Thornton, 2017 Pig Farmer of Tomorrow; Brad Greenway, 2017 America's Pig Farmer of the Year, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.
Question of the week 09-Nov-2017
In the primary humoral immune response, a single class IgM in monomeric form is initially secreted. The secondary response induced by a subsequent exposure to the same antigen will be mainly characterized by the production of IgG isotype but at higher titre and affinity.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of vaccination against PCV2 in a sub-clinically infected, high-health finishing herd in terms of viral load in serum, feed conversion ratio and antimicrobial treatments.
How to guide to reducing Boar Taint. Future management strategies and the role of technology. Caroline Kealey - Pigs 2022 Conference 2017
Environmental impact of heavy pig may be reduced by lowering CP content diets with balanced AA profile without affection ham quality.
Sows can exhibit clear preferences for enrichment type, with the sows interacting with the rope significantly more often throughout the study, at each sampling hour.
Weaning is a critical event in the pig’s life. It is a very important and stressful transition that, if not handled properly, can be responsible for the occurrence of diarrhoea and/or poorly adapted piglets.
This article offers a new alternative to plastic feed scoops, the use of a 5/10-liter can made of strong plastic and with a built-in handle.
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Question of the week 16-Nov-2017
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
What is a priority and what is not? It depends on the risks and the PRRSV status of the farm…
The article explains how to manage nurse sows in 3-week batch farrowing systems with a practical example.
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The SID Lys:ME ratio during lactation depends on a milk yield and the body weight of the sow.
Provision of environmental enrichment and herbal compounds may reduce stress in current commercial pig husbandry systems.
This article relates different microbiome profiles to greater or lesser severity in clinical signs, lesions and viral load in a co-infection with PRRS and PCV2 viruses, opening a window of opportunity.
We are all well aware of how important it is to have a correct replacement rate, BUT are we aware of the importance and costs related to staff turnover?
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