Joe Crenshaw likes the news release:
Evonik has launched a new standardized ileal digestibility (SID) database for swine feeds which – for the first time – provides SID values of all amino acid for weaners, as well as for grower pigs. The new information means that feeds formulated specifically for weaners will no longer need to be based on digestibility data from growers – which should more closely meet requireme ...
Article published the September 1, 2017
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract continues to undergo significant developmental changes in postnatal life. Environmental influences during this critical developmental period, including diet, stress and mucosal injury, have been shown to induce long-term changes in intestinal physiology and disease susceptibility in animal models(1 – 4). Similarly, in human subjects, increasing epidemi ...
Article published the March 29, 2017
Spray dried porcine plasma (SDPP) is a dehydrated product obtained from blood of healthy pigs collected at slaughterhouses. Spray dried porcine plasma is a protein source used in pig feed that has many functional components that significantly improves pig performance [1,2]. At a manufacturing plant, plasma is separated from red blood cells by centrifugation, concentrated and ...
This member gave a presentation on February 26, 2017
At the following event:
48th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Article published the February 17, 2017
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 ...
Joe Crenshaw likes this technical article:
The limited ability to induce classical vitamin D deficiencies, and challenges to identify traits which adequately assess vitamin D requirements, such as measurements of body tissue and serum concentrations, complicate recommendations for dietary fortification and lead to speculative hype (Crenshaw et al, 2014). These constraints and limited research efforts are especially noted fo ...
Article published the December 2, 2016
Spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP) as an ingredient in diets for nursery pigs is well recognized to improve growth rate, feed intake, feed efficiency, and to reduce post-weaning diarrhea, mortality, and morbidity [1,2]. In addition, weaned pigs fed diets supplemented with SDPP had reduced intestinal inflammation, mucosal barrier dysfunction, and diarrhea .
In recent ...
Participation in Forum on June 29, 2016
we have found in our past research that pig feed supplemented with 4-6% spray dried plasma for at least the initial two weeks after weaning was effective for not only improving pig growth performance during the stressful post-weaning period but also improving body weight and reducing body weight variation at the end of the nursery period
Article published the May 3, 2016
Spray dried porcine plasma (SDPP) or spray dried bovine plasma (SDBP) has been used in nursery pig diets due to its documented beneficial effects on post-weaning growth, feed intake, morbidity indices and survival [1, 2]. In past studies, under field conditions, pigs suffering from porcine circovirus type 2-systemic disease (PCV2-SD, formerly known as post-weaning multi-systemic wast ...
Article published the November 30, 2012
Previous research has reported that spray-dried plasma fed to lactating sows during summer months increased pig weight at weaning1 and when included only in gestation feed, spray-dried plasma increased birth and weaning weight of pigs from primiparous sows2. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of 0.5% spray-dried plasma in gestation and lactation diets for sows on ...