We estimate that between 2010 and 2030, the global consumption of antimicrobials will increase by 67%, from 63,151 ± 1,560 tons to 105,596 ± 3,605 tons.
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The aim of this work was to evaluate whether acute phase protein (APP) determinations could assist Official Veterinarians carrying out work in slaughterhouses.
The article suggests various environmental and feed program changes and assesses their effect on pig performance and feed cost.
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Novel diagnostics in the horticulture industry: what can we learn?
Under the conditions of this study, PEDV viability in feed was influenced by ingredient with extended survival in SBM. Furthermore, LA treatment rendered virus inactive, independent of ingredient type.
With this aim, micro sprinklers soak periodically the area where we wish the animals to defecate.
Question of the week 15-Jul-2015
All sequenced PEDV isolates that were found recently within European countries were most closely related to so called S INDEL PEDV, which was originally described in the US in January 2014.
U.S. on the Brink of Trade War with Canada and Mexico - Kenneth Smith Ramos, Embassy of Mexico; John Masswohl, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association; Randy Russell, former Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; and David Bond, NPPC Outside Trade Counsel, from the 2015 World Pork Expo, June 3 - 5, 2015, Des Moines, IA, USA.
In conclusion, a greater PRL/P4 ratio 24 h prepartum, characterized by lower P4 concentrations and a trend for greater PRL concentrations peripartum, led to increased colostrum yield in primiparous sows.
Question of the week 08-Jul-2015
This article describes a new syndrome in pigs that causes external and internal birth defects, especially in the liver and heart.
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Question of the week 29-Jul-2015
Understanding potential causes of lameness can help reduce the levels of lameness in the breeding herd and thus improve farm productivity and sow welfare.
This study indicates that serological screening for A. suum on fattening farms is an attractive new diagnostic tool that can be used to indicate the presence of roundworm infection by measuring infection intensity.
This study evaluated the effect of full physical boar exposure at different stages of lactation on the incidence of lactation oestrus in both primiparous and multiparous sows.
Question of the week 22-Jul-2015
The objective of supplementing piglets with creep feeds is to reduce the number of under-developed animals during the first days after weaning and, albeit with some differences, it is beneficial for both 21-day and 28-day lactations.
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Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
The lucky winner is Joel Tschetter, from South Dakota, USA, congratulations to him!
Based on these findings, we recommend that IAV control strategies be aimed at preventing infection before gilts are introduced into the farm, and in pigs prior to weaning.
Type 1 PRRSV is highly prevalent in Korean swine herds and currently reproductive failure is more important consequence of infection with type 1 PRRSV, than is respiratory diseases in growing pigs.
The results showed that organic iron complex did not improve the reproductive performance of sows or the growth performance of piglets.
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The aim of the main nutritional strategies is to ensure a beneficial effect on the digestive flora of piglets and their intestinal health after weaning, thus reducing the risk of colibacillosis.
Our results suggest that at least at the chosen stocking densities, parity and space allocation have minimal effect on a number of commonly-used welfare measures.
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