Social genetic effects offer the opportunity to breed for improved behaviour while maintaining performance.
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Facing food myths in the social media age.
All available vaccines in the European and North-American market are based on PCV2a genotype, while the most prevalent ones are PCV2b and PCV2d ones. Although significant level of cross-protection among these three genotypes has been demonstrated, it would be interesting to assess if vaccine efficiency would be equivalent in front of all these different genotypes.
Heat stress and reduced feed intake compromised intestinal integrity in pigs, and zinc AA complex source mitigates some of these negative effects.
Barley may be a suitable cereal to replace wheat in starter dies for piglets.
The presence of isolates with epf gene variation with higher molecular weight also appears to be a characteristic of Brazilian S. suis serotype 2.
Neonatal mineral and vitamin supplementation have a huge impact on bone development and body composition via the regulation of mesenchymal stem cells and satellite cell programing.
Birth weight had no influence on small intestinal development and function. However, the results confirm that the development and function of the small intestine alters with age.
Photo of the week 13-May-2016
Crossbreed and energy level affects growth performance and carcass quality.
This paper describes the acute outbreak of App within a pig population and how control may be achieved.
The objective of the study was to determine the associations between hematological parameters at weaning and post-weaning weight gain in piglets.
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Photo of the week 27-May-2016
An abrupt change between diet forms on finishing pigs can affect growth performance.
In conclusion, genomic techniques answered some important questions about this critically endangered mammal and can be a valuable toolset to inform future conservation management in other species as well.
Question of the week 25-May-2016
Apparently, lameness problems amount to just 5% of the causes for sending pigs to slaughter...
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Question of the week 18-May-2016
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
On March 10, 2016 took place in Barcelona, Spain, the first edition of Livestock Forum.
Dr. Chris Rademacher, Senior Clinician - Swine Extension Veterinarian, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, from the 2015 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 19-22, 2015, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
This study aimed at assessing possible associations between the biosecurity level, antimicrobial usage and farm and production characteristics in order to advice on best practices for a low antimicrobial usage and maximum animal health and production.
Question of the week 11-May-2016
Inactivated vaccines can be effective if used in conjunction with other practices, such as controlled movement of animals and people and with careful analysis of whether the vaccine antigen is a good antigenic match with the circulating strain.
The isolation and adaptation period is not negotiable, it is an investment.
Colostrum production and immunoglobulin concentrations to conjugated linoleic acid during late gestation.
- 27May Osborne To Introduce Accu-Team™ At World Pork Expo
- 26May Duke Energy inks second innovative swine waste power deal in 2016
- 26May PennState: Confined-space manure ventilation design tool to save lives on farms
- 25May Biomin Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
- 20May Osborne To Unveil Mark IV Fire® Pig Performance Testing System At World Pork Expo