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Article published the March 26, 2024
Introduction:Previous research showed that one out of three sows produces insufficient colostrum and milk for the offspring. This may lead to reduced piglet performance. The most obvious solution is to increase the colostrum and milk production of the sow. However, optimizing the composition of sow colostrum and milk may also be a valuable preventive measure. Therefore, knowledge of the compositio ...
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Article published the April 26, 2023
Introduction:Weaned piglets suffer many stressors such as sudden change of feed, change of pigs groups and passive protection decrease with ageing. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the inclusion of a free and buffered organic acids blend (OAs) to drinking water (DW) of weaned pigs on performance in presence or absence of medication to control enteric disease.Materials and Met ...
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Article published the February 17, 2023
Introduction: Tail necrosis in neonatal piglets was reported in several conventional pig herds in Belgium. The primary cause remains unclear. Mycotoxins are frequently mentioned to be involved, although a causal relationship has not been established yet. This case-control study aimed to investigate the involvement of feed-mycotoxins on the prevalence of tail necrosis in neonatal piglets.Materials ...
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News published on February 11, 2021
The Ghent University Postgraduate course in Poultry Health Sciences will offer an unique opportunity to study in-depth the different aspects of poultry health sciences, bridging the gap between theoretical and applied knowledge, aiming to equip current and future professionals with knowledge, skills and understanding to address global and local challenges in future poultry production.   B ...
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Article published the October 19, 2017
BackgroundThe encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) is a nonenveloped positive single-stranded RNA virus. The EMCV serotype is a member of the Cardioviridae genus of the Picornaviridae family [1]. The virus is very resistant and stable in a wide pH-spectrum. The virus may be inactivated in water with 0.5 ppm chloride, iodine and mercury(II)chloride [2]. Infections with EMCV are demonstrated in multipl ...
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Article published the July 20, 2017
BackgroundDirective 91/630/EEC sets the minimum standards for the protection of pigs in the EU. It has been substantially amended several times. Directive 2008/120/EC [1] collates the existing legislation into one document. The most important items in this Directive in relation to the welfare of pregnant sows pertain to the necessity of group housing from 4 weeks after service to one week before e ...
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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 on fattening performance and meat quality characteristics. However, the effects of a such narrowly focused selection on semen quality have been poorly investigated. The main objective of this ...
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