Pig Industry Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the July 20, 2017:
Background Directive 91/630/EEC sets the minimum standards for the protection of pigs in the EU. It has been substantially amended several times. Directive 2008/120/EC [1] collates the existing legislation int...
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Dominiek MaesLiesbet PluymOlli Peltoniemi
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Article published the June 22, 2017:
Introduction Prior to the recognition that pigs and other livestock species can be reservoirs of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) [1], S. aureus was considered a relatively unimportant organ...
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Peter Davies
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Article published the June 16, 2017:
Background Spray dried plasma (SDP) is a protein rich product obtained from the industrial fractionation of blood from healthy animals. Blood is collected with an anticoagulant and centrifuged to separate the ...
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David TorrallardonaJavier Polo
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Article published the June 15, 2017:
  Introduction Background to life stages and metabolism-mediated development The pace and pattern of life stages is the subject of organismal life history, one of biology's most integrative disciplines....
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Thomas Crenshaw
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Article published the June 9, 2017:
  Introduction Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive coccus that forms part of the normal nasal microflora in humans and other animal species. In developed countries, approximately one-quarter to one-...
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Peter Davies
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Article published the June 1, 2017:
Weaning is one of the most stress­ful periods in the life of a pig, resulting in lower feed intake, poorer growth, and higher morbidity and mortality, particularly during the first weeks after weaning or un...
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David TorrallardonaJavier Polo
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Article published the May 11, 2017:
INTRODUCTION Boar spermatozoa are characterized by high susceptibility to lipid peroxidation (Cerolini et al., 2000). Indeed, mammalian spermatozoa are unique in structure and chemical composition and contain ...
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Peter Surai
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Article published the March 9, 2017:
The trace minerals provide essential nutrients required for various metabolic functions such as growth, development, reproduction and immunity. Even moderate deficiency can adversely effect animal performance. ...
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Dipankar PaulDr. Sanjib BorahKulajit Kalita
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Article published the February 6, 2017:
Introduction The Intestinal spirochete Brachyspira hyodysenteriae is the etiological agent of swine dysentery (SD)—a severe mucohemorrhagic colitis of pigs [1] Despite the economic importance of SD and t...
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David John Hampson
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