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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....
Key Focus Areas of Development for the Future Within Animal Nutrition Technology
Richard Cooper, Managing Director, AB Vista, Hadden Graham, Technical Director, AB Vista and Mike Bedford, R&D Director, AB Vista discuss some of the key focus areas of development for the future within animal nutrition technology, highlighting the potential...
Maximum Phytate Destruction
Phytate (IP6) is a significant anti-nutrient, binding other key nutrients important for growth including Ca, Zn, Fe, plus other trace minerals and amino acids. Dietary phytate can increase maintenance costs and reduce energy utilization for growth, writes...
Can PEDv Be Successfully Contained in the US?
After the US was hit hard by Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) in late 2013 and 2014, there was much uncertainty about what to expect in 2015. However, last year held few surprises for several reasons, writes Sarah Mikesell for ThePigSite....
Xylanase in Corn-Based Pig Finisher Diets
With feed making up 70% of the production costs in swine, technologies that can effectively improve feed efficiency are still a focus for producers targeting a lower overall cost of production, writes Dr Pete Wilcock, AB Vista Global Technical Manager....
The Broken Sow: Fix Your Sow and You Fix the Piglets
Stop looking at the dead piglet in the farrowing pen. By the time you have found it you have missed out on the basic cause of its death. Generally the cause has nothing to do with the dead pig other than the fact it could not survive, write Lorne and...
Latest Cost of Pig Production Report - 2014
Welcome to the 2014 edition of AHDB Pork's report on pig production costs in selected countries. ...
How to Farm Pigs - Feeding
This guide from the FAO provides small scale or backyard farmers information on how best to feed your pigs including diets, equipment and regime....
How to Farm Pigs - Housing
This guide from the FAO provides information on how to create the most efficient pig housing for small scale or backyard pig production....
How to Farm Pigs - Health Issues
This guide from the FAO provides information on all the major diseases and parasites that may affect the pigs in your small scale or backyard pig unit. Information given on the illness includes signs and prevention. ...
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