Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the June 22, 2017:
Introduction Prior to the recognition that pigs and other livestock species can be reservoirs of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) [1], S. aureus was considered a relatively unimportant organ...
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Peter Davies
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Article published the June 16, 2017:
Background Spray dried plasma (SDP) is a protein rich product obtained from the industrial fractionation of blood from healthy animals. Blood is collected with an anticoagulant and centrifuged to separate the ...
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David TorrallardonaJavier Polo
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Article published the June 16, 2017:
Introduction Feed represents between 60 and 70 % of the total cost of pork production in modern capital-intensive systems. Within feed, energy alone may represent 50 % or more of the total cost [1]. Carbon-con...
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John Patience
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Article published the June 15, 2017:
  Introduction Background to life stages and metabolism-mediated development The pace and pattern of life stages is the subject of organismal life history, one of biology's most integrative disciplines....
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Thomas Crenshaw
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Article published the June 9, 2017:
  Introduction Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive coccus that forms part of the normal nasal microflora in humans and other animal species. In developed countries, approximately one-quarter to one-...
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Peter Davies
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Article published the June 9, 2017:
Influenza A viruses (IAVs) are the etiologic agents of acute respiratory disease in many mammalian species. Although originating in wild aquatic birds, IAVs have been successful in crossing the species barrier,...
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Dr. Jim Lowe
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Article published the June 1, 2017:
Weaning is one of the most stress­ful periods in the life of a pig, resulting in lower feed intake, poorer growth, and higher morbidity and mortality, particularly during the first weeks after weaning or un...
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David TorrallardonaJavier Polo
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Article published the May 24, 2017:
  Introduction Livestock production in confinement facilities results in gas emissions such as ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). In pig production, NH3, CH4 and ...
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Carlos Piñeiro
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Article published the May 18, 2017:
  Introduction Influenza A virus (IAV) causes significant epidemics of respiratory disease in humans that result in human deaths and raise public health concerns that require a deeper understanding of IA...
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Montse TorremorellVictor Neira Ramirez
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Article published the May 17, 2017:
Gastrointestinal disorders remain a challenge to control and can severely affect the health and welfare of different animal species. Yet, plants produce an impressive array of compounds which can potentially be...
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Olivier Desrues
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