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Genetics of Teat Number in Swine
Teat number and more importantly number of functional teats is an important factor in sow productivity....
Duration of Immunity of Hyogen® in Fattening Pigs Against Mycoplasma Hyopneumoniae
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M.hyo) is a major infectious agent in swine, it is of worldwide relevance, and responsible for persistent dry cough, retarded growth rate and reduced performance, write Miklós Tenk, Tamás Szalai, Marianna Ivók, Éric Brunier,...
Improving Health and Welfare in Organic Pig Production
This handbook from ProPig, a project of Core Organic, provides organic pig farmers with the information they need to keep healthy pigs and to recognise potential symptoms early to avoid suffering of the animals. ...
Lung Scoring: Feasibility of Improving Pig Lung Health
This article from Ceva looks at the benefits of lung scoring in pigs. Specifically, the article looks at the results of a lung lesion survey using Ceva's lung program in the Philippines and Vietnam compared to other countries, write Michael Quilitis,...
A Guide to African Swine Fever (ASF)
This guide from ASForce provides all the information you need to know on African Swine Fever (ASF)....
Xylanase in Corn-Fed Finisher Pig Diets? Latin America Leads the Way
Traditionally there has been an industry-wide question mark around the use of xylanase in corn-based diets primarily due to the insufficient supporting evidence and inconsistencies within published research....
Key Focus Areas of Development for the Future Within Animal Nutrition Technology
Richard Cooper, Managing Director, AB Vista, Hadden Graham, Technical Director, AB Vista and Mike Bedford, R&D Director, AB Vista discuss some of the key focus areas of development for the future within animal nutrition technology, highlighting the potential...
Maximum Phytate Destruction
Phytate (IP6) is a significant anti-nutrient, binding other key nutrients important for growth including Ca, Zn, Fe, plus other trace minerals and amino acids. Dietary phytate can increase maintenance costs and reduce energy utilization for growth, writes...
Can PEDv Be Successfully Contained in the US?
After the US was hit hard by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in late 2013 and 2014, there was much uncertainty about what to expect in 2015. However, last year held few surprises for several reasons, writes Sarah Mikesell for ThePigSite....
Xylanase in Corn-Based Pig Finisher Diets
With feed making up 70% of the production costs in swine, technologies that can effectively improve feed efficiency are still a focus for producers targeting a lower overall cost of production, writes Dr Pete Wilcock, AB Vista Global Technical Manager....
The Broken Sow: Fix Your Sow and You Fix the Piglets
Stop looking at the dead piglet in the farrowing pen. By the time you have found it you have missed out on the basic cause of its death. Generally the cause has nothing to do with the dead pig other than the fact it could not survive, write Lorne and...
Latest Cost of Pig Production Report - 2014
Welcome to the 2014 edition of AHDB Pork's report on pig production costs in selected countries. ...
How to Farm Pigs - Feeding
This guide from the FAO provides small scale or backyard farmers information on how best to feed your pigs including diets, equipment and regime....
How to Farm Pigs - Housing
This guide from the FAO provides information on how to create the most efficient pig housing for small scale or backyard pig production....
How to Farm Pigs - Health Issues
This guide from the FAO provides information on all the major diseases and parasites that may affect the pigs in your small scale or backyard pig unit. Information given on the illness includes signs and prevention. ...
Pigs in Blankets: How To Keep Your Pigs Warm In Winter
For the smallholder or small-scale producer who doesn’t farm pigs on an industrial scale, keeping pigs through the winter can be a daunting prospect writes Dan Turner for thePigSite. ...
African Swine Fever Biosecurity - The People Factor - Part 3
GLOBAL - To protect your pigs and the pig farm from African Swine Fever (ASF), it is vital to keep out new pathogens. In part 3 of this series, veterinarians John Carr and Mark Howells, discuss the number four source of pathogens onto your farm - people...
African Swine Fever Biosecurity - Truck Hygiene - Part 2
GLOBAL - To protect your pigs and the farm from African Swine Fever (ASF), it is vital to keep out new pathogens. In part 2 of this series, veterinarians John Carr and Mark Howells, discuss the number three source of pathogens onto your farm - trucks....
African Swine Fever Biosecurity - Fencing - Part 1
GLOBAL - To protect your pigs and the pig farm, it is vital to keep out new pathogens. African Swine Fever (ASF) is the latest scourge to threaten the European pig industry and this must be kept out. But it should be remembered that it is important to...
Twelve Years Usage of a Natural Growth Promoter – the Asian Experience
With costs of pig production under increasing pressure, the nutrition of young pigs is of increasing interest, as this period is critical to the subsequent performance of the animals through to market, write Ryan Von de Leon and Christian Lückstädt...
Understanding the Lag of Genetic Improvement Transfer from Nucleus to Commercial Units
The pig industry’s production system or pork value chain is usually viewed as a three-tiered pyramid. This pyramid is comprised of nucleus units (selection herds), multiplier units and commercial units, writes Dr Pius B. Mwansa, Genesus Geneticist....
Concurrent Respiratory Infections in 221 Cases of PRRS Virus Pneumonia: 1992-1994
Of more than 200 clinical cases of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), concurrent pulmonary infections caused by a wide range of pathogens were identified in 60 per cent of the cases....
Are Porcine Circovirus Diseases Still Important?
Porcine circovirus (PCV) type 2 (PCV2) was firstly characterized in 1998 as an agent systematically present within the lesions of a novel disease called postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), writes Joaquim Segales....
 
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