Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the 8 from August from 2016:
Yearly approximately 80 million cases of human Salmonella infections are reported world wide. This makes Salmonella one of the most important zoonosis. There are over 2,400 different serotypes of Salmonella of ...
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Jessika Van Leeuwen
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Article published the 8 from August from 2016:
Sows face great metabolic challenges around farrowing. High energy demands for fetal growth during the last weeks of gestation and high energy output through milk production during lactation often result in a n...
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Tobias Steiner
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Article published the 26 from July from 2016:
Appropriate feed efficiency is key to profitability and sustainability in animal production. Feed efficiency is largely determined by digestibility and this is ultimately linked to the integrity of the digestiv...
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Tobias Steiner
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Article published the 25 from July from 2016:
Introduction The farm was a closed herd using AI and comprised 430 breeding sows. Progeny were kept until 10 weeks of age when they were sent to a second unit for finishing. The farm was infected with PRRS vir...
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David Burch
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Article published the 21 from July from 2016:
INTRODUCTION Streptococcal infections are one of the leading causes of economic and production losses in pig farming (1, 4). These infections are caused by the Streptococcus suis bacterium, whose natural habi...
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Ewa SujkaIgnacio Lopez ParedesRodrigo Nieto
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Article published the 18 from July from 2016:
Originally published on KSU Swine Day, Volume 1, Issue 7 Introduction The proper vitamin and trace mineral supplementation required to optimize performance, but also minimize unnecessary cost, is an area...
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Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the 4 from July from 2016:
Introduction The farm comprised 450 breeding sows and stock taken through to bacon, all on one site. The farm was a closed herd with importations of semen and gilts coming from the finishing herd. The farm was...
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David Burch
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Article published the 29 from June from 2016:
In a sector aiming at standardizing the final product at the maximum, variability in pig weight at slaughter age is still one of the major issues in the swine industry nowadays. Why is pig weight variability i...
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Miquel CollellOlivia Azlor Marsinach
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Article published the 21 from June from 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 21 from June from 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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