Pig Industry Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the February 8, 2018:
Background The pig, Sus scrofa, appeared in South East Asia ~4.2 million years ago (M) [1], colonizing a wide range of habitats thereafter including Europe and North Africa. European and Asian wild boars are e...
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ELIZABETE C DA SILVAEugeni Roura
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Article published the February 5, 2018:
Introduction The conventional management in the swine industry is for weaning to start the sow’s next reproductive cycle. However, breeding sows during lactation has been proposed as an alternative that ...
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Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyH.L. FroboseJason WoodworthMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the January 24, 2018:
  1. Introduction Among various metabolic pathways present in the organism, the metabolism of sulfur- (S) methionine and its seleno- (Se) analogous (Se-methionine) are particularly important because they...
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Danyel Bueno Dalto
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Article published the December 22, 2017:
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), caused by a member of the genus Alphacoronavirus (1–3), was first identified in England in 1971 and later in other countries, such as Belgium, China, Hungary, Italy, ...
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Darin Madsonhai hoangKyoungjin YoonPaulo Arruda
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Article published the December 6, 2017:
Introduction Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) are a diverse group of pathogens that are characterized by the ability to colonize the small intestine while producing enterotoxins, which induce severe sec...
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Dr. Eric CoxTheo Niewold
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Article published the November 23, 2017:
Introduction Multiple immune cells are involved to sense “danger signals” and activate and control a local immune response in the mucosa of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Resident and infiltratin...
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Theo Niewold
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Article published the November 2, 2017:
Introduction The increase in litter size over recent decades has reduced the uterine space available for fetal growth and development, thus reducing individual piglet birth weight. Consequently, lower birth we...
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Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthMárcio GonçalvesMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the October 26, 2017:
Introduction Swine dysentery (SD) typically manifests as a severe mucohemorrhagic colitis arising from infection of the caecum and colon of grower-finisher pigs with the anaerobic intestinal spirochete Brachys...
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David John Hampson
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Article published the October 19, 2017:
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Elize Van LierHugo Petrocelli
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Article published the October 19, 2017:
Background The encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) is a nonenveloped positive single-stranded RNA virus. The EMCV serotype is a member of the Cardioviridae genus of the Picornaviridae family [1]. The virus is ve...
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Dominiek MaesRuben DecaluweTommy Van Limbergen
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