These findings promote an improved biosecurity status at pig farms and are of relevance in the discussion on alternative ways to keep animals healthy with a reduced necessity of antimicrobials.
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Photo of the week 29-Apr-2016
Let’s Talk BBQ - Steve Demaray, Lynch Livestock, from the 2016 Missouri Pork Expo, February 9-10, 2016, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
Given these results, a future online method to classify carcasses according to boar taint is strongly recommended.
Question of the week 27-Apr-2016
This year we have beaten the 50,000 users mark, and to celebrate it we raffled an iPad Air2 among the users whose profiles were complete. The winner has been Oana Nenu, from Romania.
Oral administration of 50 mg/kg BW NCG to newborn piglets improved growth performance, increased the endogenous synthesis of arginine and arginine family of amino acids, jejunal lactase activity and cecal Lactobacillus spp. numbers, and stimulated secretion of ileal sIgA.
Catechins may exert a successful antioxidative capacity in early gestation improving sow reproductive performance.
The reason for the variability of resistance between animal species is unknown and requires further research.
Gilts are the population most likely to excrete M. hyo during lactation because they will probably have become infected within 200 days prior to their first farrowing.
The bearish indicators still hang heavy over the industry and some have actually increased.
Mary Foy, from Proxy-Clean Products, talks about water, quality, and animal health. Ms. Foy highlights the core issues where water is part of the problem and details steps to better understand the water quality and how to diagnose issues with water.
This study showed the potential to select on longer interval from last insemination to culling in days and thereby select against sows to be culled within the reproduction, locomotion, accident, general disorder and peri-partum cull class and to be culled at the end of a parity.
Question of the week 13-Apr-2016
Meeting the needs of the newly weaned pigs often proves to be difficult in many production settings.
Photo of the week 08-Apr-2016
From April 25-28th, 2016, Alimentaria is celebrating four decades of growth with its most international, innovative and gastronomic edition ever.
Use a rake to pick placentas more easily.
Crude protein restriction during the growing period may have a positive impact on meat characteristics for dry-cured products.
Virulence and infectivity differences between strains are notorious. Moreover, the new virus is not controlled with vaccines developed from classical strains and may yield false positives in some diagnostic tests.
A method to quantify the relative economic importance of pig health status at placement by specific pathogens (PRRSv and PEDv) and estimated the effect of a specific type of PRRSv at a specific production system.
Photo of the week 22-Apr-2016
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Question of the week 20-Apr-2016
Detection of SVA in mice and housefly samples and recovery of viable virus from mouse feces and small intestine here, suggests that these pests may play a role on the epidemiology of SVA.
Photo of the week 15-Apr-2016
High inclusion of soybean hulls may be used in finishing diets without without a negative impact on performance.
Enric Marco sums up the essential points to control post-weaning diarrhoea in our farm.
The U.S. PEDV prototype and the S-INDEL-variant strains induced similar viremia levels in inoculated pigs.
The evolution of genetics in modern sows requires nutritionists to evolve their diets and feeding programs accordingly. Nutritionist need to consider not only the role of nutrition on metabolism but also on hormone regulation and subsequent reproduction.
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