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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The defined subpopulations of piglets were observed in all experimental groups (NV–NV, NV–V, V–NV and V–V) although in variable percentages.
This type of investment may not be crazy when it comes to protecting farms with high genetic value (others are dependent on) or insemination centres.
On the basis of the presented results, it should be noted that the use of oxytocin into insemination doses improves the farrowing rate and other parameters of the reproductive performance of sows.
The use of different dietary energy levels during gilt rearing affects the level of body reserves but not productive and reproductive performance.
This is one clip in a series of videos demonstrating how Kingbird Farm, a certified organic diversified small farm in Berkshire, NY raises pigs from farrowing to finishing.
How much has disease changed from its first introduction? Currently, we can find a new variant that appears to be a much milder form of PEDv, there are sow herds with chronic PEDv ( ~10% of breeding herds), a few sow herds with re-breaks (~ 3-5% of herds), ….
High PBA in parity 1 can be used to predict that a sow will have high reproductive performance and lifetime performance.
Wrap the sow's card in a clear plastic bag and write down the data with a thick marker
The use of resveratrol in growing diets may enhance muscle antioxidative capacity.
Question of the week 17-Jun-2015
The results suggest that the use of ceftiofur and amoxicillin at different stages of the rearing cycle are independent risk factors for the selection of CR E. coli.
Phytase supplementation increased P and amino acid digestibility in low and normal phytic P pea cultivars.
Photo of the week 03-Jul-2015
This behaviour avoids the submissive animals from having access to water with enough frequency.
The harsh reality is that the outlook is bleak in all Europe.
Question of the week 01-Jul-2015
The use of proven phytases in swine, is recognized to be an extremely useful tool for nutritionists not only in formulating more affordable feed without altering animal performance, but even improving it.
Photo of the week 26-Jun-2015
Question of the week 24-Jun-2015
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
COOL story can be summarized as “Be careful what you wish for, you might actually get it”.
These results indicate that AI using 2.0 × 109 FTS can result in acceptable pregnancy rates and litter sizes but with no measurable benefit for addition of prostaglandin.
Photo of the week 19-Jun-2015
According to the present status and the experiences obtained during the previous one and a half year, Hungary will get free of PRRS by 2020.
Interactions between nutritional strategies and prevalence / severity of GI clinical pictures caused by E. coli after weaning.
Photo of the week 12-Jun-2015
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