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One of the most common issues in modern pig production systems worldwide is the presence of gastric ulcers. Mortality as high as 1% can be attributed to gastric ulcers in grow-finish pigs and sows, although ulcers impact pigs at every stage of production. (Can Vet J. et al., 2002)How can producers, feed specialists and veterinarians help pigs experiencing gastric ulcers? The answer may include fee ...
Article published the July 13, 2021
The 2021 global demand for pork is high, favoring better pig prices for producers. Feed ingredient prices have also dramatically increased and may tighten profitability margins for pig producers. When both feed ingredient costs and pork prices are high, better FCR and better pig growth are especially important for the producer's bottom line. It is well known that a healthy pig is a more p ...
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Article published the July 6, 2021
INTRODUCTIONSpray-dried plasma (SDP) is a highly digestible protein ingredient rich in functional molecules, manufactured from animal blood collected from federally inspected slaughter facilities, and spray-dried to preserve the functionality of its components (Coffey and Cromwell, 2001). It is a diverse mixture of functional molecules consisting of immunoglobulins, albumin, fibrinogen, lipids, gr ...
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Article published the July 6, 2021
Read the interview with Luís Rangel, Director of Technical Services for Latin America at APC, on the importance of an adequate diet to the needs of the chick in their first days of life. What is the importance of a diet adequate to the chick's needs in its first days aiming at a better productive performance? According to Leeson, (2015a), the digestive enzyme capacity of the newly hat ...
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PRRS continues to be a devastating problem, costing the swine industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Reducing the impact of PRRS can require a multifaceted approach. In a study conducted by Demeter Veterinary Services, Inc. / Groupe Cèrés, weaned pigs fed 100% bovine plasma significantly outperformed pigs fed a control diet without plasma. With today's price of 1 ...
Article published the February 2, 2021
IntroductionThere is an increasing global regulatory movement to ensure the judicious use of antibiotics at farms producing milk, meat, eggs, fish, and seafood to reduce the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens that affect human health. The result of these regulatory changes will reduce the length of time antibiotics can be used, may eliminate the use of antibiotics at farms that are also ...
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Article published the December 1, 2020
It is well known that heat stress or disease stress during gestation and lactation reduces sow herd productivity and profitability. Lactating sows need a high feed intake to maintain their body condition and to support milk production. When sows don’t eat enough feed, especially during stressful episodes can harm both sow and litter production. One possible solution to this problem ...
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Article published the November 24, 2020
 Plasma is comprised of a complex mixture of functional proteins that have a profound, positive impact on animals.Consumed orally, functional proteins help the immune system to respond more quickly and efficiently. This helps animals to use their energy for productive functions instead of using it to fight the stressor.Plasma functional proteins help to minimize the effects of stressors and g ...
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The quantitative investment in immune defenses is thought to be under tight evolutionary control because they must be sufficient to thwart pathogens without excessively consuming resources (e.g. nutrients and energy) needed for other important processes or causing immunopathology (Ardia et al., 2010, Schmid-Hempel, 2011). In poultry production there is concern that the immune system competes for n ...
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  Introduction Weaning pigs from the sow is one of the most stressful events in the pig’s life that can contribute to intestinal and immune system dysfunctions that result in reduced pig health, growth, and feed intake, particularly during the first week after weaning. Technological improvements in housing, nutrition, health, and management have been used to minimize some of the adver ...
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