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Evaluation of Time and Temperature Sufficient to Inactivate PED Virus in Swine Faeces on Metal Surfaces
In a new study at Iowa State University, heating scraped, unwashed aluminium trays to 71°C for 10 minutes or allowing them to sit for seven days at room temperature may be sufficient to prevent transmission of the porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus...
Effect of Feeding a Diet Formulated for Developing Gilts Between 70kg and 140kg on Lameness Indicators and Carcass Traits
Feeding replacement gilts a specially formulated developer diet improved their walking ability, reduced humeral condyle joint lesions and improved toe evenness in this experiment compared with those fed either a finisher or standard diet feed for pregnant...
Effects of Pelleting Conditioner Retention Time on Nursery Pig Growth Performance
Diet form had a greater effect on feed conversion than conditioner retention time, according to this new study from Kansas State University....
Chinese Danbred Unit Exceeds 30 Pigs Weaned Per Sow Per Year
At the Danbred International Seminar at VIV Asia 2015, Jørgen Lindberg of Danbred explained how more than 30 pigs per sow and year are achieved at their farm in China using a successful combination of Danish and Chinese appreoaches to pig management....
An Investigation of Iron Deficiency and Anaemia in Piglets
Delegates at the Centralia Swine Research Update 2015 heard from A. Kubik from the Univeristy of Guelph that today's large and fast-growing pigs are often iron-deficient and possibly anaemic at weaning and this could be adversely impacting post-weaning...
Dietary Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio Impacts Nursery Pigs
Altering the omega-6 (n-6) to omega-3 (n-3) ratio, not the absolute intake amount, improved nursery pig performance and protein deposition in two experiments at the Prairie Swine Research Centre, reported in its Annual Research Report 2013-14....
Role of Dietary Fibre in Diets for Growing and Finishing Pigs
A review of current research by the University of Minnesota Swine Nutrition Group on the impact of dietary fibre in diets for growing and finishing pigs by the University's Pedro Urriola, Zhimin Huang and Gerald Shurson....
Inactivated Vaccine Made from a US Field Isolate of PED Virus is Immunogenic in Pigs
The results of this US study demonstrate the immunogenicity of the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) inactivated viral vaccines with a US strain....
Effect of Short or Standard Periods of Oestrus Suppression on Oestrus Synchronisation and Fertility in Gilts
A shorter-than-normal period (for 10 to 12 days) of progestagen-induced oestrus suppression followed by exogenous prostaglandin-induced luteolysis resulted in fertility comparable to that of gilts suppressed for the more usual 14 or 18 days, according...
Effect of Feeding Ractopamine Hydrochloride on Growth Performance and Responses to Handling and Transport in Heavy Pigs
This experiment from the US confirms that ractopamine improves the performance of pigs and that aggressive handling can have negative effects on their physical, metabolic and physiological responses. The highest dose rate led to a higher incidence of...
10 Surprising Facts About Pigs
The humble pig is far from 'boaring' - here at ThePigSite, we’ve compiled a list of ten things you may not know about these remarkable animals. ...
Swine Influenza: Unexpected Pattern of Infection in a Nursery
Swine influenza hit the nursery unit studied by University of Guelph researchers in a series of waves, Juliana Bonin Ferreira reported to the Centralia Swine Research Update 2015....
Impact of Various Parity Groupings on Welfare and Productivity in ESF Housing
In a large herd with group housing and electronic sow feeding (ESF), there were significant benefits when younger sows (parities 1 and 2) were housed separately rather than mixing them with older sows, according to a report by Y.M. Seddon, F.C. Rioja-Lang...
Carcass Quality and Uniformity of Heavy Pigs Fed Diets with Reductions in Crude Protein and Amino Acids
Research from Italy on the dietary protein supply for heavy finishers reveals that lowering the protein content does not impair carcass quality....
How to Troubleshoot Water Delivery Systems
Tip on the maintenance of drinking systems for pigs from Tom Guthrie of Michigan State University Extension in the 'How-To' series from Pork Information Gateway....
Sow and Litter Factors Influencing Colostrum Yield and Nutritional Composition
Colostrum yield and fat percentage were found in this experiment in Belgium to be affected by gestation length, litter size, genetics and sow parity....
How to Mix Gestating Sows Housed in Groups
Tips on mixing sows and gilts in static and dynamic groups from Ronald O. Bates of Michigan State University in the Pork Information Gateway 'How-to' series....
Neither Photoperiod in the Farrowing Room Nor Time of Weaning Affect Nursery Performance
Neither photoperiod in the farrowing room, nor the time of weaning affected the growth rate of piglets in the nursery, according to J. Shea, L. Eastwood and A.D. Beaulieu in the Prairie Swine Centre Annual Report 2013-14....
Economic Impact of PRRS: The Difference Between All-In/All-Out versus Continuous Flow Nursery Management
Delegates to the recent Centralia Swine Research Update heard that an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) can have a considerable economic impact on mortality and growth in the nursery and that these are greater for a continuous...
Low Crude Protein Diets Modulate Intestinal Responses in Weaned Pigs Challenged with E. coli K88
A new Canadian study helps to explain why feeding a low-protein diet to weaned pigs helps to reduce the multiplication of E.coli bacteria that are linked to diarrhoea....
Digestibility of Energy, Fibre and Metabolisable Energy Value of Rapeseed Meals for Growing Pigs
Comparing different rapeseed meals for growing pigs, University of Illinois research reveals that canola meal and double-zero rapeseed meal had similar energy and digestibility values, while double-zero rapeseed expeller meal was more digestible and had...
Daily Walking Swine Breeding-Gestation and Farrowing Barns
Advice on how to check and inspect breeding pigs by Don Levis of Worldwide Swine Consultancy in the 'How To' series from Pork Information Gateway....
Bovine Colostrum for Piglets: Can It Mitigate the Post-Weaning Growth Lag?
Piglet growth was not affected by the addition of cow colostrum to the creep or first nursery diets, according to J. Wu, J. DeNure, D.A. Gillis and A.D. Beaulieu of the Prairie Swine Centre in Canada. However, colostrum did increase the proportion of...
 
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