Swine Genetics and Reproduction Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

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 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 December 16, 2016:
Introduction Influenza A viruses (IAVs) are Orthomixoviruses able to infect many animal species including birds, pigs and humans [1]. The segmented genome of IAVs allows the exchange of gene segments between...
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Marie CulhaneMontse TorremorellPeter Davies
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Article published the November 23, 2016:
The swine industry has made great strides in swine reproduction; most specifically in the areas of increased litter size, increased milk production and improvements in productivity traits. With such rapid growt...
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Cassio Villela
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Article published the October 21, 2016:
Introduction In several countries, Piétrain boars are indispensable as a terminal commercial sire and constitute a large group of boars kept by the AI centers. Selection of these boars is mainly based o...
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Dominiek MaesIoannis Arsenakis
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Article published the September 2, 2016:
Implications Knowledge on the economic impact of claw lesions and lameness helps to understand how both the diseases influence economic losses, and indicates how these problems should best be addressed. The f...
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Dominiek MaesLiesbet Pluym
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Article published the June 29, 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 February 22, 2016:
If we want to maintain a prolific and productive herd, we must continue to prioritise the introduction of high genetic merit replacement gilts into our herd. Additionally we must manage and feed them correctly ...
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Eoin Doyle
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Article published the May 12, 2015:
Introduction The reproductive output of pigs depends on many factors affecting both females and males. It is generally accepted that there is a large variation in the fertility results, mainly caused by farm- ...
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Hugo Petrocelli
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