Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the October 17, 2017:
The intestinal mucosa possesses an extensive surface area and is exposed to a large and diverse number of microorganisms and potentially antigenic proteins throughout the lifetime of a pig. The mucosal epitheli...
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David R. Brown, PhD
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Article published the October 5, 2017:
Introduction One of the characteristics that influence the quality of meat as perceived by the consumer is the amount of intramuscular fat (IMF), which is located within the structure of muscle. In terms of t...
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Borja VilaEnric Esteve-GarciaMaria M. Font-i-FurnolsMarina Gispert MartinellRosil Lizardo
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Article published the October 5, 2017:
Cross-species infections with influenza A viruses readily occur between humans and pigs. Pigs often have been infected by human epidemic viruses (1), and swine workers and their family members are at increased ...
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Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM
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Article published the September 28, 2017:
  Introduction Plant carbohydrates can be classified into three categories: 1) simple sugars and their conjugates (glucose, fructose, etc.); 2) storage reserve compounds (starch); and 3) structural carbo...
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Brian KerrJerry Shurson
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Article published the September 28, 2017:
INTRODUCTION Zearalenone (ZEA) is produced by Fusarium fungi growing on grains worldwide and is mostly found in its derived products. Concentrations depend on climatic conditions, as well as on the conditions ...
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Fang Chi
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Article published the September 15, 2017:
  World production of lipid sources Global production of vegetable oils has increased dramatically over the last 20 years with approximately 168 million metric tonnes produced in 2014. The primary vegeta...
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Brian KerrJerry Shurson
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Article published the September 15, 2017:
1. Introduction Toxigenic fungi may often colonize fodder crops and feed components. Under varied environmental conditions, they can produce toxic secondary metabolites, called mycotoxins. A recent study inv...
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Freddy HaesebrouckJoline GoossensMathias DevreeseMia EeckhoutSiegrid De BaereSiska Croubels
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Article published the September 14, 2017:
Introduction Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) is a pathogenic Gram-negative bacterium of great clinical significance, responsible for foodborne zoonotic infections. The human disease i...
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Giovanni Loris AlboraliMassimo Amadori
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Article published the September 14, 2017:
  Gut remodeling after weaning Heo et al. (2012) provide an excellent review of the gastrointestinal changes that occur in weaned pigs after weaning. As a brief summary of their review, the gastrointesti...
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Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the September 8, 2017:
Introduction High ambient temperature-elicited heat stress (HS) is a detrimental pathophysiological event. Besides its threat to human health (Changnon et al. 1996; Leon and Helwig 2010), HS also negatively af...
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Jerry ShursonJerry TorrisonMark E. WilsonPedro Urriola
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