Heat stress during the first half of gestation altered metabolic and body composition parameters during future development and in biological responses to a subsequent heat stress challenge.
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It’s a full time job to make sure pigs have 24-hour access to food, fresh water and to keep their housing clean and cool.
The headwinds to a 30% rise in carcass prices expected into the summer include a relative abundance of pork and all other meats coupled with much lower retail prices emerging in the meat case, ...
Our results suggest that the application of existing technologies could reduce the land use of EU pork (20% of world production) by one fifth, potentially saving 1.8 million hectares of agricultural land.
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From January 26-28th, 2016 is taking place the 21st International Industrial Trade Fair "MVC: Cereals – Mixed Feed – Veterinary - 2016" in Moscow, Russia.
Due to the fact that no known enteropathogen was found in clinically relevant amounts, importance of massive Blastocystis sp. infestation was counted as significant in this case.
Improving farmers’ clinical diagnosis ability does not appear sufficient to effectively reduce this risk.
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Combating the Latest PRRS Cycle - "Learn-Apply-Repeat" - Speaker Panel, from the 2015 North American PRRS Symposium, December 4 - 5, 2015, Chicago, IL, USA.
Question of the week 20-Jan-2016
The economic evaluation of each assessment allows the producer to quantify the economic impact of pneumonia.
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Almost all the sperm that colonize the uterotubal junction had a normal morphology, with part of the abnormal sperm having been discarded in the backflow and part selected/modified on their way to the oviduct.
Question of the week 03-Feb-2016
Spanish abattoirs are slaughtering at their maximum capacity, but nevertheless, several weeks will be needed (probably until late February) to reabsorb the accumulation of delayed pigs.
Although dispersion in the farrowing quarters is decisive in the final dispersion, we can take steps to correct some of this dispersion in the nursery.
Finding alternatives to reduce the number of nurse sows by maximising the number of suckling piglets per sow.
Monitoring the evolution of the main biomarkers of autophagy and muscle antioxidant defense in the muscle tissue within the first 24 h postmortem may help the detection of animal stress and its potential effect on the postmortem muscle metabolism.
Question of the week 27-Jan-2016
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
We have just exceeded 50,000 registered users and we want to celebrate it by raffling an iPad Air2 among those of you whose profile is updated.
In this section, swine field veterinarians will share their experiences in disease control.
To prevent tail biting, animals must be able to express their exploratory behaviour in an appropriate manner. This article presents the points to consider when choosing the most appropriate material.
Taken together, the results confirm the widespread presence of PPIV1 in the United States swine herd.
Despite not having a consistent post-vaccination serological reaction, vaccinated animals behave differently from unvaccinated animals under field conditions.The article explains why vaccines offer protection.
To our knowledge, this is the first report on the identification, prevalence, complete genome sequencing and molecular characterizations of PDCoV in diarrhoeal samples in pigs in China.
The present study emphasizes the need for both training of the laboratory staff in monitoring HCCP in routine semen production and audits in such AI centers for the external control of hygiene parameters.
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