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Article published the March 8, 2022
IntroductionAs many production systems are transitioning from individual gestation stalls to different styles of group housing, there are new challenges for data collection in the gestation barn. Commonly referred to as electronic sow feeders (ESF), computerized feeding stations have been available for more than 30 years as a method used to control the variability of sow intake (Trottier and Johns ...
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Article published the March 8, 2022
IntroductionPorcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is an enveloped single-stranded positive-sense RNA virus that was first identified in the United States in May 2013. Epidemiological and controlled experiments have shown that complete feed or feed components can be one of many possible vectors of transmission of PEDV.1 Previous research has shown that a 2% and 1% mixture of caproic, caprylic, and ...
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Article published the March 8, 2022
IntroductionManganese is an essential trace mineral that is a key component in carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. According to the NRC,2 the quantitative requirement for Mn for nursery and finishing diets ranges from 2 to 4 ppm. Assuming bioavailability is not a concern, many swine diets today meet the NRC2 estimated requirement for Mn from the major dietary ingredients before a trace min ...
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Article published the January 20, 2022
IntroductionLysine is typically the first limiting amino acid in corn and soybean meal-based swine diets. Therefore, it is critical to establish the Lys requirement at each growth phase in order to allow the pig maximum growth potential and keep diets economical. Increasing crystalline amino acid usage to replace specialty protein sources and current statistical modeling capabilities has created a ...
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Article published the December 17, 2021
IntroductionInclusion of dietary crystalline amino acids is a common practice in the swine industry. This is done to meet specific amino acid requirements while reducing feed cost and environmental impact. Additionally, amino acids are often expressed in relation to lysine to develop the most efficient diet formulations. A previous experiment conducted at Kansas State University validated tha ...
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Article published the November 4, 2021
IntroductionPorcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is an enveloped single-stranded positive-sense RNA virus that was first identified in the United States in May 2013. Epidemiological and controlled experiments have shown that complete feed or feed components can be one of many possible vectors of transmission of PEDV. Because of the potential viral spread by feed and ingredients, reduction techni ...
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Video published on October 20, 2021
Mike Tokach (Kansas State University) gives recommendations regarding storage time and mixing, in this Swine It interview with host Laura Greiner.
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Video published on October 20, 2021
Mike Tokach (Kansas State University) comments on complex diets and feeder adjustments, in this Swine It interview with host Laura Greiner.
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News published on September 10, 2021
This virtual seminar will take place via Zoom meetings in four days (20, 27, 29, and 30th of September, 2021), from 16:00 to 18:30 (Spain time). All the conferences will be given in English and there will be simultaneous translation to Spanish. The seminar will be free of charge and the participants are sponsored by USSEC (Project # U21CXWW004-01).   You can register here   Organiz ...
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