Pig Industry Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the August 11, 2020:

Are Larger Litters a Concern for Piglet Survival or An Effectively Manageable Trait?

1. Introduction As advances in genetics [1–3], reproductive management [4], and nutrition [5,6] continue to increase the number of piglets a sow can produce per litter [7,8], it is important to conside...
Author/s :
Sophia Ward
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Article published the July 14, 2020:

The association between faecal host DNA or faecal calprotectin and feed efficiency in pigs fed yeast-enriched protein concentrate

Implications The host DNA in faeces presumably originates from gut cell losses. This development of a non-invasive assessment method is potentially a novel indirect measurement of gut cell losses, although fur...
Author/s :
Heidi HallHelen Masey O'NeillKimberley SlingerMike Bedford
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Article published the July 10, 2020:

African Swine Fever in a Bulgarian Backyard Farm—A Case Report

1. Introduction African swine fever (ASF), a fatal disease in domestic pigs and wild boar, has become a serious economic threat to the pig farming sector with global ramifications, more than ever underlined b...
Author/s :
Laura Zani
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Article published the July 8, 2020:

Update on Streptococcus suis Research and Prevention in the Era of Antimicrobial Restriction: 4th International Workshop on S. suis

1. Introduction Streptococcus suis is considered one of the most important bacterial swine pathogens leading to important economic losses to the porcine industry worldwide. S. suis has been reported globally i...
Author/s :
Marcelo GottschalkMariela SeguraSusan BrockmeierVirginia Aragón Fernandez
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Article published the April 22, 2020:

Improved farrowing rate using intrauterine insemination in sows

Introduction In the early twentieth century, Ivanow reported the use of the artificial insemination technique (AI) in pig(1,2). However, the commercial application of AI began at the 1980s(3). Its success can ...
Author/s :
Fernando CaneNorma Pereyra
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Article published the April 1, 2020:

The importance of pyridoxine for the impact of the dietary selenium sources on redox balance, embryo development, and reproductive performance in gilts

Author/s :
Danyel Bueno Dalto
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Article published the March 11, 2020:

Gene expression of porcine blastocysts from gilts fed organic or inorganic selenium and pyridoxine

Author/s :
Danyel Bueno DaltoGeorge FoxcroftStephen Tsoi
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Article published the September 25, 2019:

Improving Preweaning Survival of Pigs

The loss of baby pigs before weaning is an enormous waste of resources. Recent data from 49 Kentucky farrow-to-finish swine farms indicate that an average of 80 percent of pigs born alive survive to weaning. Mo...
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Article published the July 10, 2019:

Dietary tributyrin, an HDAC inhibitor, promotes muscle growth through enhanced terminal differentiation of satellite cells

Introduction Postnatal muscle growth and repair rely on the ability of satellite cells, muscle-resident stem cells, to activate, proliferate, and fuse into growing myofibers (Seale et al. 2000; Dumont et al. 2...
Author/s :
Chad H. Stahl
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Article published the February 26, 2019:

Dietary supplementation with yeast hydrolysate in pregnancy influences colostrum yield and gut microbiota of sows and piglets after birth

Introduction Yeast derivatives (YD) are widely used in animal nutrition as natural additives [1,2]. YD typically contains a complex of mannan oligosaccharides (MOS) and polysaccharides, glucomannoproteins, and...
Author/s :
Juhani VuorenmaaOlli PeltoniemiShah Hasan
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