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Improving Herd Health by Eradicating Endemic Diseases
Depopulation/repopulation and partial depopulation are outlined as methods to eradicate endemic diseases by David Burch of Octagon Services Ltd in the UK in a submission to the European Commission's DG Agri – European Innovation Partnership (eip-agri)...
Comparative Digestibility of Energy and Nutrients in Diets Fed to Sows and Growing Pigs
The apparent digestibility of fibre by pregnant sows was not different from values obtained in growing pigs for most of the feed ingredients tested in this study from the Hans H. Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Energy...
The Effect of Stockpeople on Pigs
Tips on finding and retaining staff for the farm by Madonna Gemus-Benjamin, extension swine veterinarian with Michigan State University in 'MSU Pork Quarterly'....
Benchmarking and Standardisation of Swine Production Systems
Fourteen key areas of pig house design and management were identified by pork producers and other stakeholders as areas that could potentially benefit from standardisation and optimisation efforts, researchers at the Prairie Swine Centre reported to the...
Brachyspira hampsonii Clade I (Canadian strain 30599) Causes Mucohaemorrhagic Diarrhoea and Colitis in Pigs
Research from Canada confirms that 'Brachyspira hampsonii' clade I strain 30599 is pathogenic and causes mucohaemorrhagic diarrhoea and colitis in susceptible pigs. ...
Use of Altrenogest at Weaning in Primiparous Sows
Administration of altrenogest for heat synchronisation in gilts after weaning their first litter increased the numbers of total piglets and piglets born alive in the subsequent litter in a study by North Carolina State University researchers....
Mastitis and Endotoxins in Sows: What are the Consequences for Colostrum?
It is widely accepted that endotoxins play a role in Mastitis Metritis Agalactia (MMA) complex, according to Dr Simone Schaumberger of Biomin Holding GmbH. ...
Frequently Asked Questions on Hormones in Meat and Milk
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Investigation of Translactational Analgesia for Reducing Piglet Pain at Castration
Experiments at the Prairie Swine Centre presented at the Centralia Swine Research Update 2014 indicate that the level of Metacam transferred to piglets in milk is unlikely to reduce pain following castration....
Effects of Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Simple or Complex Diets Fed to Weanling Pigs
The most complex diet in this experiment at Hans H. Stein Monogastric Nutrition Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois increased the feed intake by weaner pigs, which led to faster growth rate but reduced feed efficiency. The addition of an...
Recommendations for Pen-based Oral Fluid Collection in Growing Pigs
For pigs familiar with a sampling rope, 20 minutes is sufficient time to obtain an effective oral fluid sample for the diagnosis of a number of diseases, according to new Iowa State University research. ...
Impact of Methods of Synchronising Gilt Breeding on Sow Longevity
Gilts that had had their oestrus synchronised farrowed more piglets but reared the same number in the first farrowing as the control group in a study at the University of Guelph in Canada; productive life was not affected by the treatment....
Chinese Herbs as Alternatives to Antibiotics in Feed for Pig and Poultry Production
The potential of Chinese herbs and challenges in their application are explored in this review from a Sino-Canadian research group....
Construction and Immunogenicity of a DNA Vaccine Coexpressing GP3 and GP5 of Genotype-1 PRRS virus
DNA vaccines expressing GP3 and GP5 of Genotype-I porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus showed good immunogenicity, and the DNA vaccine expressing both GP3 and GP5 produced better results in this Chinese work in mice, offering the...
Sense of Community Aids Establishment of Renewable Energy Cooperatives
The establishment of cooperative biogas projects is aided by strong community spirit, regional traditions and farmers' sense of responsibility for their local area, according to a new Italian study....
Iowa State University Research Sheds Light on Feed Efficiency in Pigs
Research conducted at Iowa State University is dispelling myths about the practice of breeding pigs to improve feed efficiency, a measurement of how well swine convert the feed they consume into mass....
Controlling Rats in Piggeries
Rodent control using appropriate methods will help promote pig herd health and reduce loss of feed, according to the Western Australian Government....
Will Attended Farrowings Help Increase Your Bottom Line?
Suervised farrowings improve production numbers either by increasing the number of piglets born alive or allowing for improved colostrum intake by piglets, reports Beth Ferry, Extension Educator with Michigan State University in 'MSU Pork Quarterly'....
Immunological Castration and Ethanol Co-products Studied to Improve Pork Production
A report of research at the University of Minnesota into the effects of immunological castration and DDGS on the performance, carcass yield and meat quality of male pigs....
Mucosal Bacteria Associated with Periods of Reduced and Compensatory Growth in Pigs
The bacterial population in the pig's gut was affected more by time post-weaning than by the protein quality in the nursery diet, according to research at the University of Guelph presented at the Centralia Swine Research Update 2014....
Planting for Hope Midsummer Update: New Piglets Arrive and Plenty of Rain
Apollo Saku is a farmer, agricultural academic and project leader for Planting for Hope Uganda, a sustainable wealth-creation programme aimed at empowering rural communities through farming and cooperative schemes....
Group Sow Housing: Decisions to Consider
Ronald O. Bates (State Swine Specialist at Michigan State University) and Beth Ferry (Extension Educator) address some of the decisions pork producers face when considering the change from individual stalls to housing sows in groups. ...
New Class of Deworming Agent for Pigs
A team of USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists has demonstrated that when a bacteria-derived protein was fed to worm-infected pigs, the infection was nearly completely eliminated....
 
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