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Spray-Dried Animal Plasma Mitigates the Negative Impact of Deoxynivalenol (DON) in Nursery Pigs
Spray-dried animal plasma alleviated the negative effects of deoxynivalenol contamination of the diet for nursery pigs, Prairie Swine Centre researchers told delegates at the 2014 Centralia Swine Research Update....
Ebola Risk Assessment in the Pig Value Chain in Uganda
Recent epidemiological work has revealed pigs as a host for Ebolavirus, according to a new report from the International Livestock Research Institute. With a rapidly expanding pig population in Uganda and many of them sharing the same habitats as the...
Finding Sources of Salmonella in Pig Slaughterhouses
How a slaughterhouse tackles sources of Salmonella depends on how it collects the data surrounding those sources, according to a new study from the Netherlands....
Day of Mixing Effect on Gestating Sows' Well-being and Reproduction
This Pork Checkoff-sponsored study by Dr Robert Knox of the University of Illinois evaluated the effects of the day of mixing gestation sows into groups using reproductive and sow welfare measures....
Antibiotics Used for Growth Promotion Have Small Positive Effect on Hog Farm Productivity
Based on a survey of farm data, antibiotics used for growth promotion in hog farms have a small positive effect on productivity, according to Nigel Key and William McBride of the USDA Economic Research Service in 'Amber Waves'....
Emergence of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea in North America
A good review of current knowledge of porcine epidemic diarrhoea by C. Hill, E. Raizman, T. Snider, S. Goyal, M. Torremorella and A.M. Perez for the FAO. ...
Digestibility of Calcium in Pig Diets
Diet complexity, phytase, phytate and fibre affected the digestibility of calcium in pig diets containing fishmeal in two studies at the Hans H. Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory but fat level did not....
Feeding Amino Acids to Reduce Air Emissions and Carbon Footprint of Swine Production
No diet effects were observed for greenhouse gas (nitrous-oxide, methane or carbon dioxide) emissions in this report for Pork Checkoff by Wendy Powers of Michigan State University....
Early Detection and Interventions for Reducing Lameness in Gestating Sows
The prevalence of lameness in sows may be higher than thought, with roughly 50 per cent of low-parity sows being affected in this study, reported by researchers from the Prairie Swine Centre at the Centralia Swine Research Update 2014. They describe corrective...
Modular Framework to Assess the Risk of African Swine Fever Virus Entry into the EU
Researchers from across Europe and the US have collaborated on a model that assesses the risk of the entry of the African swine fever virus by a range of routes into individual European Union member states....
Swine Fever (Classical and African)
An overview of the signs of Classical Swine Fever and African Swine Fever from the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia....
Reducing the Risks Associated with Winter Manure Application
Livestock farmers need to recognise the environmental risks with winter spreading.Gerald May, Mississippi State University Extension Educator, explains how to evaluate each field and choose the best practices to reduce the risks in MSU 'Pork Quarterly'....
Effects of Immunological Castration and DDGS on Carcass Cutability and Commercial Bacon Slicing Yields of Barrows
Bacon slicing yield was lower in immunologically castrated male pigs the control diet (without distiller’s dried grains with solubles; DDGS) and 30 per cent DDGS than their counterparts that had been physically castrated, according to a recent study...
Vitamin D3 Supplementation in Suckling and Weaned Piglets
In three trials, oral supplementation of piglets with vitamin D3 increased serum levels but there were no effects on piglet performance, according to R. Friendship in a report for Ontario Pork....
Are Severely Depressed Suckling Pigs Resistant to Gas Euthanasia?
Piglet vitality did not its response to euthanasia with carbon dioxide gas but it did affect responses to argon, according to an Iowa State University study. Argon was associated with a more prolonged euthanasia process....
How Commercial and Non-commercial Swine Producers Move Pigs in Scotland
Scotland's commercial pig producers are not isolated from the non-commercial sector and may frequently interact, directly or indirectly, according to this new study - an important fact to bear in mind with regard to biosecurity and the control of future...
Creep Feeding in the Farrowing Room: Do the Outcomes Depend on Weaning Age?
On leaving the nursery, piglets offered creep feed for one week prior to weaning were heavier than those that had no access to feed, regardless of weaning age (three- versus four-week weaning), Janice Shea and Denise Beaulieu of the Prairie Swine Centre...
Alternative Uses for Pig Manure
Economic analysis showed that land-spreading of pig manure for its fertiliser value is the most economic use for pig manure currently but work at Teagasc in Ireland has demonstrated the technological feasibility and effectiveness of several alternative...
Group Sow Housing: More Space or Less Sows?
There are many aspects to consider in the decision to move to group housing of sows. Beth Ferry (Extension Educator) and Ronald O. Bates (State Swine Specialist at Michigan State University) explain the options in the 'MSU Pork Quarterly'....
Feeding the Sow: Comparison of Gestational and Lactation Programmes
None of the sow feeding systems tested gave a clear advantage, according to P.H. Luimes and G. Simpson in a report for Ontario Pork....
Feeding Increasing Dietary Inclusions of Extruded Brassica juncea Canola Expeller-pressed Cake to Growing-finishing Pigs
Inclusion of this novel rapeseed reduced feed intake, growth rate and carcass weight in this Canadian research. Brassica juncea has less fibre but a higher level of antinutrients (glucosinolates) than conventional Brassica napus. ...
Risk Factors Associated with Persistence of Salmonella Shedding in Finishing Pigs
The duration of Salmonella shedding was found in this study to be affected by Salmonella serovar, pig age at the time of infection, farm site and cohort-level risk factors....
London Swine Conference 2014
Programme and link to the proceedings of the London Swine Conference 2014, which was held in London, Ontario, Canada on 26 to 27 March 2014....
 
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