Body weight and feeding system are determining factors for the welfare status, while group size was not proved to affect the welfare level under the studied conditions of pig fattening.
Photo of the week 02-Dec-2016
Prolonging the vacancy period in nursery units to 10 days after disinfection with no extra biosecurity measures has no impact on the environmental load of total aerobic flora, E. coli, faecal coliforms, MRSA and Enterococcus spp..
Question of the week 30-Nov-2016
We recommend that producers pay more attention to gilts and sows that are at risk of increasing NPD. Situations of increased risk are described.
Photo of the week 25-Nov-2016
Pea protein isolate has higher AA digestibility than high protein sunflower meal for growing pigs.
The commercial combination of Duroc breed, control diet, and 115-kg slaughter weight showed a balance in terms of performance, carcass, and quality traits.
Question of the week 23-Nov-2016
Choice feeding is the best choice for piglets of different weights and / or ages to choose between two different feeds in order to meet their growth needs. The response is even better in farms with enteric problems.
In the year following the outbreak, the same PRRSV strain was identified repeatedly in different regions of Austria. It can be speculated that the new strain has novel advantageous properties.
L-glutamine supplementation improves intestinal health, nutrient digestibility and performance in weanling pigs.
The current study demonstrated that the expression of some piglet-directed behaviour was influenced by the system in which a gilt was born and reared.
This second part deals with the problems caused by not recording properly the cause of abortions, sows and piglets deaths, nurse sows and hormonal treatments.
This study used oxytetracycline (OTC) as a model antibiotic to study antibiotic degradation behavior in manure under the above two OTC addition methods.
Both USA and Canada still have an abundance of pigs and very low prices. This great amount of pork must be taken care of, and it will no doubt be at the expense of the European pork.
The optimal Trp:Lys ratio for modern sows during lactation ranges between 0.22 and 0.26.
We visited the inaugural Animal Health Investment Asia conference. It was held in Hong Kong, there were a large mix of International, Chinese and Asian players from the animal health industry assemble together to learn about trends, new innovation, novel research and probably the most important to exchange ideas between each other in a neutral setting!
PCV-2 and PRRS are the most common infectious causes of abortions. Most abortions are also found to occur during the colder months, regardless of their cause.
Findings suggest that concentrated swine feeding operations amplified transmission of influenza during years in which H1N1 was circulating.
With 2,629 exhibitors and 163,000 visitors, including 36,000 from outside Germany, the EuroTier 2016 exhibition has delivered again, breaking the previous record attendance of EuroTier 2012.
How sensitive is a pig's nose? Why can they find truffles underground? How do piglets find the right teat to feed from? Pigs are very intelligent, but can they recognise themselves in a mirror?
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
There is a widespread trend throughout Europe to decrease the protein levels in feeds, together with an adequate supplementation of industrial amino acids.
We have changed the design of all the webpage to make it more modern and more mobile-friendly. There are also important changes in the 333 social network. Discover them!
Photo of the week 18-Nov-2016
Question of the week 16-Nov-2016
How do we get good workers? What must we do to keep them? And, mostly, what do I want on my farm and which workers do I need for that?
Photo of the week 11-Nov-2016
Oregano essential oil or quercetin supplementation improves the antioxidant status in finishing pigs under transport stress.
- 2Dec EuroTier 2016: Lallemand Animal Nutrition presents innovations YANG and MELOFEED
- 29Nov FluSure XP® Vaccine With Strain Update Now Available From Zoetis
- 25Nov Double strike for EW Nutrition at the EuroTier 2016 in Hanover
- 24Nov Ceva’s acquires Hertape and Inova to enter Brazil’s top 5 animal health companies
- 23Nov Hypor: New research alliance to improve breeding programmes