Pig Industry Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

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 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 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 11, 2017:
INTRODUCTION Boar spermatozoa are characterized by high susceptibility to lipid peroxidation (Cerolini et al., 2000). Indeed, mammalian spermatozoa are unique in structure and chemical composition and contain ...
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Peter Surai
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Article published the March 9, 2017:
The trace minerals provide essential nutrients required for various metabolic functions such as growth, development, reproduction and immunity. Even moderate deficiency can adversely effect animal performance. ...
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Dipankar PaulDr. Sanjib BorahKulajit Kalita
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Article published the February 6, 2017:
Introduction The Intestinal spirochete Brachyspira hyodysenteriae is the etiological agent of swine dysentery (SD)—a severe mucohemorrhagic colitis of pigs [1] Despite the economic importance of SD and t...
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David John Hampson
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Article published the June 21, 2016:
This study determined whether tributyrin and lactitol could synergistically facilitate the transition from milk to solid feed in nursery pigs. At 21 d after birth, 64 piglets were moved from the piggery to a pr...
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Andrea Piva
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Article published the June 21, 2016:
The purpose of the present work was to evaluate whether the addition of sodium butyrate to feed could facilitate weaning and growth response in piglets. For 56 days two groups of 20 piglets (9.2±1.4 kg L...
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Andrea Piva
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