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China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed
There are signs of robust demand for meat and feed grains in China as the country moves into a new stage of development, according to James Hansen and Fred Gale of the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) in 'Amber Waves'....
Amino Acid Digestibility and Energy Concentration of Fermented Soybean Meal and Camelina Meal for Swine
Fermented soybean meal has a digestible amino acid content similar to soybean meal, while the values for camelina meal were relatively low, according to new research from Kansas State University reported at the 2013 Kansas Swine Industry Day....
Influenza A Virus Infections in Swine Pathogenesis and Diagnosis
Dr Janke of Iowa State University offers an overview on swine influenza in pigs....
More Efficient Pigs Are More Resistant to PRRS Virus
Contrary to expectations, the growth of the more efficient pigs was less affected by experimental infection with the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus than the inefficient line, according to research published in the Iowa State...
Identification of Anorexic Piglets During the First Week After Weaning
A study at the University of Guelph has revealed a biochemical marker, which could be used to identify piglets that are not eating solid feed after weaning. This would improve husbandry at this critical stage, they said, as visible clues are easy to overlook....
Use of Antibiotics Declining in the European Union
Total antibiotic use in the EU is shown to be falling but much work still needed to inform the general public on their use, according to the Eurosurveillance editorial team in a 'Special Eurobarometer' report of a survey of consumers across the region....
Practical Time and Temperature Options to Curb Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus in Pig Vehicles
Having established that the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) virus could be transmitted in pig trailers, Iowa State University researchers found that only two options worked to clean the trailer effectively - heating to 160°F for 10 minutes or leaving...
Potential for Understanding Anti-bacterial Resistance
Biologists could gain a deeper understanding about how species have evolved – and even find ways to address antibiotic resistance – using tools that were developed recently at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology....
Sow Lameness: Being Aware and Taking Action
On-farm monitoring of sows will contribute to earlier detection of lameness, which is key to minimising losses, Prairie Swine Centre's Yolande Seddon told the 2014 Centralia Swine Research Update....
Investigating and Mitigating the Causes of Foam Accumulation on Swine Manure Deep Pits
Manure pits that foam are more biologically active and have a lower content of volatile fatty acids and a higher rate of methane production than non-foaming pits, report Daniel Andersen and others in the Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2014....
Effects of Low-, Medium- and High-Oil DDGS on Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility and Fat Quality in Finishing Pigs
Each one per cent of oil increased the Digestible Energy (DE) in Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) by 28kcal per pound, researchers told delegates at the 2013 Kansas Swine Day....
Silent Disease Leads to Lameness and Lost Production
Osteochondrosis affects pigs as early as one month of age and the threat continues up to five months of age, making it a critical factor in gilt development, according to Zinpro....
Can Meat be Transported at Higher Temperatures than in Regulations?
Meat can be transported at temperatures higher than the current maximum of 7°C without causing additional bacterial growth, provided that specific maximum transport times are applied and bacterial growth is controlled by efficient chilling....
Investigation of Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria Involved in Neonatal Piglet Diarrhoea
Danish research reveals that scouring (diarrhoea) in young piglets may be caused by the simultaneous colonisation of the gut by adherent non-ETEC E.coli and Enterococcus spp. bacteria....
ASF Threatens to Spread to Europe – Be Aware!
Useful information on African Swine Fever from the EU-funded ASForce group (Targeted Research Group on African Swine Fever)....
New Approach to the Reduction of Disease-related Piglet Mortality
Pigs often carry a particular kind of genetic variation that affects their survival and health. Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark have developed a genetic tool that should make it possible to breed the way out of the problem....
Simple Calculations: Feed Conversion, Daily Gain and Mortality
For producers who are not using an electron recording system, BPEX shows simple ways of calculating these three keep performance indicators in No. 22 in its series of Knowledge Transfer Bulletins....
Effects of Dietary Zinc Level and Ractopamine on Pork Chop Tenderness and Shelf-Life Characteristics
Feeding pigs 10ppm ractopamine HCl (RAC) altered the pig muscle fibre types, as did additional dietary zinc, which affected meat colour characteristics, according to research presented at the 2013 Kansas Swine Industry Day. ...
Costs of Bedding, Trailer Wash-out and Transport Losses in Market Weight Pigs
Based on 2011 figures, the highest estimate for annual costs of wash-out and bedding to the US pig industry was estimated at $135 million, according to Rebecca Kephart and others in the Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 2014. ...
Rodenticide Ingestion in Swine
Delegates at the Centralia Swine Research Update 2014 heard about a project to assist veterinarians with the detection of and establishing possible withdrawal times for the rat and mouse poison, bromadiolone....
Novel Multiplex Diagnostic Assays Development for Diagnosis of Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex
Researchers at South Dakota State University report a study representing the 'proof of concept' phase for a simple and cost-effective on-farm diagnostic test for Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC)....
Evaluation of the Environmental Implications of the Incorporation of Feed-use Amino Acids in Pig Production Using Life Cycle Assessment
A combination of amino acid supplementation of low-protein diets and multi-phase feeding of fattening pigs had the greatest effects reducing the environmental impacts of pig production....
Controlling Feed Cost by Including Alternative Ingredients into Pig Diets: A Review
Alternative feed ingredients may reduce the cost per unit of pork produced, according to a review from Canada, provided that energy, lysine and anti-nutritive factors are taken into account....
 
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