Pig Industry Technical Articles

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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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Article published the September 8, 2017:
Introduction An ideal technique for the measurement of body growth and composition in livestock animals is noninvasive, non-destructive, accurate, easy to perform and applicable to a wide range of ages and bo...
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Maria M. Font-i-FurnolsMarina Gispert Martinell
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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 m...
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Javier PoloJoe CrenshawJoy Campbell
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Article published the August 17, 2017:
Introduction The fertility results of pig artificial insemination (AI) in The Netherlands are considered to be one of the highest worldwide. More than 98% of the sows in The Netherlands is mated through AI. So...
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Hanneke Feitsma
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Article published the August 10, 2017:
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Matt Culbertson
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Article published the August 10, 2017:
  Introduction Swine influenza is an acute respiratory disease caused by swine influenza viruses (SIV). The symptoms and signs generally include fever, sneezing, nasal rattles, and respiratory distress i...
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Carol J. CardonaZheng Xing
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Article published the August 10, 2017:
The use of molecular techniques focusing nucleic acid probes is revolutionizing characterization of microbial evolution and ecology, thus presenting a better understanding about the seat of various disease ende...
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Tean ZaheerZaytoon Zaheer
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