Participation in Forum on August 6, 2012
Mathieu Cortyl and others, There is no mention of using hydrochloric acid, the piglet's natural in vivo acid, as an option. Any thoughts?
Participation in Forum on August 27, 2011
Thank you for the references.
Participation in Forum on August 25, 2011
It would make sense that if the virus is reduced, the secondary opportunistic bacterial invaders such as salmonella will also be reduced. I don't believe that the pcv is the reason for ear necrosis.
Have amino acid and mineral levels been reviewed? As deficiencies in several of theses have been associated with tail and ear biting. allowing injury access points for pa ...
Participation in Forum on April 18, 2011
Previous production experience has shown an increase in e-coli scours when sucrose is used. This was observed over 30 years ago. Any thoughts on this?
Dan L. McDermott
Participation in Forum on May 10, 2010
In you introduction you mention ION OF BOTANICAL EXTRACTS.
Can you expand on this ingrediet and its function?
Participation in Forum on January 4, 2010
Dr. Taylor and others
In reply to Dr. Taylors question on economics of milk replacer usage. If we use an assumed production level of 12.3 pigs born live and 10.9 pigs weaned, there is the birth to wean deathloss opportunity of 1.4 piglets (11.3[percent] birth to wean deathloss). The day 1-2 deathloss will not be effected by milk application. Starve-outs, laid-ons, and the effects of bad milk c ...
Participation in Forum on December 15, 2009
I agree with Henry Rosolowski from Manitoba, Canadas assessment that piglet nutrition begins during gestation. Factors including total pigs born, pigs born live, stillborn pigs, piglet uniformity,and piglet wt as well as the piglet tissue composition,
energy status, and immune status may all be influenced proir to parturation through sow nutrition.
Then sow nutrition also greatly ...
Participation in Forum on December 9, 2009
Dr. Taylor, I believe that to build a piglet feeding program one must first look at management practices and current production levels in the system. Questions such as 1.) Is the birth to wean death loss large enough to apply a milk replacer feeding stratagy? There are several stratagies that may be used, dependent upon production levels and economics (ie.. contract piglet pricing or retained o ...
Participation in Forum on October 13, 2009
Dr. I agree with your assessment that there are companies representing synthetics as natural EO. I was contacted by one company from Asia which listed its raw material for Oregano Oil as being Orthocresol, metacresol, and 2-chlorine propane. Would this be an example of what to watch out for?
Participation in Forum on July 27, 2009
There are natural products available today that will also stop the microbiable fermentation of ethenol production without the risk association of antibiotics. Therefore, I believe there is no reason to pose the risk!