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Pig Pens: A Look at Mirrors and Mats
What a pig sees when it looks into a mirror may help Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists improve livestock housing....
Inside a Thriving Jamaican Pork Farm
Pig products are big in Jamaica – it’s not just Usain Bolt who loves his jerk pork. But what’s the current outlook for domestic producers? To find out, Stuart Lumb heads to a Montego Bay family business to get a farmer’s-eye perspective....
Vaccination with Ingelvac PRRSFLEX® EU in Four Week Old Piglets Showed Efficacy During a Naturally Occurring Field Infection in Spain
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) is one of the major pathogens in pigs that have a significant economic impact on the swine industry worldwide....
Successful Mycotoxin Management: Mission Possible
Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by naturally occurring metabolic processes in fungi. Mycotoxins can invade the seeds before the actual harvest whilst the crop is still on the field, or alternatively, mould growth can occur during storage at the...
The Use of Mycotoxin Deactivators to Reduce the Effects of Mycotoxins on Pig Growth, Organ Health and Immune Status during Chronic Exposure
More than a century ago, plant pathologists in Europe and the United States associated wheat head blight with infections by Fusarium graminearum (F. graminearum), which produces deoxynivalenol (DON) and Nivalenol (NIV). F. graminearum is a plant pathogen...
Growing Performance Improvement after Using PRRS MLV at 3weeks Old Piglets in a Korean Swine Farm
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes respiratory disease in nursery and grow-finisher pigs and reproductive failure in sows and boars.1...
Reducing ZnO by Changing Gut Microbiota
Zinc (Zn) plays an important role in the metabolism of swine and as such is an essential trace element for growing pigs. The element is also known to have negative side effects. Which alternatives exist?...
Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Modified Live PRRSv Vaccine in Bred Gilts and Sows
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) can be devastating to breeding herds, due to losses resulting from reproductive failure....
Animal Nutrition Severely Affected by Mycotoxins: Can Mycotoxins be Managed?
Mycotoxins are highly toxic secondary metabolic products of molds. Mycotoxin producing molds damage crops which can cause great economic losses at all levels of food and feed production. ...
Alleviating Soybean Allergenic Proteins Hindering Nursery Performance
ANALYSIS - The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been characterized by poor growth performance, known as the “post-weaning lag,” writes Cassio Villela, Sr. Swine Marketing Specialist,...
PRRSV and H1N1 Detection in Individual Blood Samples, Nasal Swabs and Pen Oral Fluids in Longitudinal Study in Post Weaning Pigs
Oral fluids have recently been used as a surveillance tool for Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv), Swine Influenza virus ( SIV) and Porcine circovirus-2 (PCV-2) using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)....
Veterinary View on Streptococcus Suis
Supporting intestinal health with SANACORE®EN has unique health benefits....
Do these Pants Make me Look Fat?
Obviously, there is never a right answer....
The Economics of PRRS
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an economically significant disease that can impact both the breeding and the wean-to-finish phases of production. (1)...
Feeding Mycotoxins to Animals Increases the Mycotoxins Risk to Humans
Mycotoxins are highly toxic secondary metabolic products of molds. Mycotoxin producing molds damage crops which can cause great economic losses at all levels of food and feed production. ...
Comparison of Brachyspira Hyodysenteriae Isolates Recovered from Pigs in Apparently Healthy Multiplier Herds with Isolates from Herds with Swine Dysentery
This study by Tom La, et al, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia, aimed to determine whether B. hyodysenteriae isolates from pigs in three healthy German multiplier herds supplying gilts to other farms differed...
State of the Art PRRS Diagnostics: A Road Map for the Practical Application of Diagnostics to Determine Herd Current Status
Understanding the current status of a herd is paramount to the successful development and execution of a PRRS control program. ...
The Applied Animal Scientist Whither?
This paper has been prompted by changes in the supply of and demand for graduates with an interest, perhaps better stated as a passion, for working in the livestock industry....
Control of PRRS: A Fool’s Errand?
Almost 30 years after the emergence of PRRS in Europe and North America, and more than 20 years after the first vaccine was launched, PRRS is a global threat with increasingly more severe variants....
Effects of Algae-Modified Montmorillonite Clay on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs
Deoxynivalenol (DON), also known as vomitoxin, is a mycotoxin commonly found in wheat, corn, and other cereal grains. During wet, cool periods of the growing season, Fusarium graminearum forms a head blight, producing DON as a secondary metabo­lite,...
Influence of Storage Bin Design and Feed Characteristics on Flowability of Pig Diets Containing Maize Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles
Maize dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) is a valuable ingredient in the swine industry but when incorporated into diets at high levels (40%) poor flowability of the feed often results, write Adrienne M. Hilbrands et al, University of Minnesota,...
Challenges in Behavioural Change and Ways to Overcome them
According to scientists we are living in a VUCA world, a world that is more and more impacted by increasing levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity....
 
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