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Disease Impacts on Performance of Grow-Finish Pigs
All agree that during the time pigs are infected and sick that performance is reduced. The interesting part is what happens after the pigs recover from infection, writes Bob Kemp, PhD P.Ag. Vice President Genetic Programs and Research & Development, Genesus....
A Guide to Ventilating Pig Buildings
The pig building ventilation guide from AHDB Pork aims to help producers provide optimum living conditions for pigs, thereby improving production efficiency, through a better understanding of the principles of ventilation and types of system available....
What is Category Management?
The Category Management definition from the Category Management association is ‘Trading partners collaborating to determine the point of optimisation in pricing, promotion, shelving, and assortment to maximize profitability and shopper satisfaction’....
Optimising Functional Feed Additives for Good Gut Health
One of the most important changes in livestock production over the past two decades has been the recognition of gut health as a key driver of animal performance. This phenomenon has been accelerated by increasing awareness of the impact of good livestock...
Improving the Iron Status of Young Pigs with Phytase Superdosing
Traditionally in swine nutrition much focus is placed on energy, protein and/or amino acid requirements for the young pig, however improving their trace mineral status of is also vital for optimal growth and efficiency. ...
Feeding Mycotoxin Contaminated Grains to Swine
Mycotoxins are chemicals produced by moulds or fungi infecting grains. There are over 400 known mycotoxins; however only a small number of these probably affect pig performance on a regular basis. ...
Challenges of Pig Farming in Cameroon - Surviving in a World Without Meatpackers
Pig production in Cameroon as in many countries of Sub-Saharan Africa requires good pioneering skills. With only a minimum of organised trade, high feed costs and a high disease pressure, being successful could hardly be a larger challenge. Jonas Tchenda...
Interaction Between Pig Density and Dietary Energy on Performance and Returns
Dietary net energy and stocking density independently affect performance, feed utilization and profits in the finisher barn. ...
Why do Mycotoxins Lead to Decreased Productivity and Profitability in Animal Production?
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that cause a toxic response (mycotoxicosis) when ingested by higher animals....
Will Hogs Provided with Whey Compensate in Their Feed and Water Intake?
There has been very little research conducted to determine how inclusion of liquid whey would affect nutrient intake in nursery pigs, which became the objective of this experiment. ...
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. ...
Neither Photoperiod in the Farrowing Room nor Time of Weaning Affect Nursery Performance
Weaning, which requires adapting to a new feed source and environment, may result in anorexia and reduced growth in the initial 24 to 48 hours in the nursery....
Monitoring Pig Respiratory Disease on Your Farm
This guide brings insight into slaughter house lung checks in pigs through the Ceva Lung Program. ...
Are My Pigs Eating?
Typically 40 to 50% of piglets do not consume creep feed in the farrowing room and about 20% do not consume phase 1 diet within 48 hours post-weaning....
Improving Sow Reproductive Efficiency Using Genomic Selection
Commercial pig breeding in general follows a crossbreeding program, where the selection decisions are made within a pure breeding nucleus and the final slaughter pigs are produced from crossbreeding in commercial herds, writes Dinesh M. Thekkoot, PhD,...
PEDv Impact on Pig Prices and Supply – A Look at 2015, 2016
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) drove supply down in 2014 and boosted prices to all-time highs. However, the lack of PEDv in 2015, as producers feared and prepared for continued high levels of PEDv but didn't see them, has left the US with abundant...
Imuvant - A Novel Adjuvant; Efficacy and Safety Properties in Hyogen Vaccine
The aim of this study by Ceva was to assess the safety of Hyogen® and evaluate the boosting effect of the J5 component of Imuvant™ on the efficacy of Hyogen® vaccine in 3-week-old piglets, write Miklós Tenk, Anna Kollár, Ferenc Misák, Mariann Ivók,...
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....
 
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