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Participation in Forum on September 21, 2020
Johnson Claire , a low fibre content in the feed you use for the pregnant sows may explain the constipation you have experienced. The problem usually deriorate if the sows are confined in crates.
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Ali Afsar I recognize quite a bit of that text...
Participation in Forum on November 28, 2019
Emmanuel Nwaotule what do you specifically do to minimise the effect of nutrient variability on animal performance? Nutrient variability in most feed ingredients varies a lot and if you just use table values you are certainly risking to reduce animal performance significantly. It is a big challenge to obtain exact information about the batch of raw material you are using for the feed. For example, ...
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Participation in Forum on November 26, 2019
Were the piglets housed individually?
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Participation in Forum on October 21, 2019
Park W. Waldroup It is not completely useless if you know the relative value of each phytase product. I suppose the efficacy of each phytase mainly depends on pH optimums and how fast the phytase works and that is why one FTU is not always one FTU in vivo. In Danish pig production, we do not use phytase matrix values when we formulate feed. Instead, each raw material has individual values for the ...
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Participation in Forum on October 11, 2019
David Burch, I would not consider a trial with two replicates per treatment group for statistically sound even with individual tagging. As you mave have noticed the authors have also included FI and FCR which I assume have only two observations per treatment group. IMHO these figures can be accidental as we know that the individual pen has a very big influence on animal performance. What we usual ...
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Participation in Forum on October 9, 2019
I think you should re-evaluate your statistical approach when you design your trials. With two replicates per treatment group the statistical power is almost as weak as it can be.
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Participation in Forum on October 3, 2019
david lim I suppose you mean that 2% of the piglets are showing signs of diarrhea? If this is the case you have no problems at all. Not all types of diarrhea are caused by pathogens. Piglets can have osmotic diarrhea caused by an excess of various nutrients.
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Participation in Forum on October 3, 2019
Rahat Mobeen You should pay attention to the enzymatic activity in the product you are offered not the dosage in g/ton feed. When you formulate the diet you must include the phytase content in FTU/kg or whatever other phytase units that are used for the phytase product. Most if not all manufacturers of feed enzymes offer products with various enzymatic activity. You should also pay attention to wh ...
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Participation in Forum on October 3, 2019
Dr. Milena Sevastiyanova Thanks for clarifying!
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