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Centralia Swine Research Update

by 5m Editor
11 April 2013, at 8:45am

CANADA - The Centralia Swine Research Update provides a chance to meet some new faces in the industry, and mingle with some of the top research specialists in Canada.

This year, Ontario Pork carpooled down with some faculty, including Dr Bob Friendship and Dr Kees de Lange.

There were many interesting topics this year, touching on a variety of different up-to-date research topics. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Ontario Swine Health - What’s Happening Out There?
  • Utilization of Amino Acids by the Sow Mammary Gland During Lactation
  • Broken Hearted About In-transit Losses? Your Pigs Might Be
  • Swine Influenza Update
  • PG600 In Gilt Selection and the Subsequent Performance of P1 Sows used as Nurse Sows
  • Factors Affecting Milk Production and Mammary Development
  • Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation at Weaning on an Ontario Swine Farm
  • Canadian Global Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
  • New Tools for Precision Feeding
  • Does Teat Use in First Lactation Affect its Yield on Second Lactation?
  • Clostridium Difficile in Pork Production and Processing
  • Code of Practice: What are the problems?

As can be seen, there is a wide variety of topics and some very interesting speakers.

It is a great day for experienced or inexperienced members, so mark your calendars for next year’s update on Wednesday, 29 January 2014.

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