Pig Industry Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the March 16, 2022:

Clostridium difficile and mesocolon edema syndrome of neonatal pigs: studies of pathogenesis in a gnotobiotic pig model

Introduction:Mesocolon edema syndrome is recognized as a common cause of diarrhea in pigs less than 2 weeks of age, and has been associated with neonatal colonization by Clostridium difficile, C. perfringens, o...
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David Knudsen
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Article published the March 16, 2022:

Field study to assess the economic benefit of vaccination with SUISENG® on a Portuguese farm

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the economic benefit and improved yield of groups of gilts vaccinated with SUISENG®, on a farm with a high prevalence of neonatal diarrhoea caused ...
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Article published the March 8, 2022:

The Role of Genetic Selection on Agonistic Behavior and Welfare of Gestating Sows Housed in Large Semi-Static Groups

1. IntroductionWith increasing public awareness regarding pig welfare, gestating sow housing systems are currently changing around the world to group-housing. While the legislation on sows’ group-housing ...
Author/s :
Frederic GuaySophie Brajon
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Article published the February 21, 2022:

How to Deal with Success in Genetic Improvement

There are several different genetic technologies that have been used to improve trait performance for pig farmers. Some examples would include: a) Terminal Cross Mating System: this is simply using a crossbred ...
Author/s :
John Mabry
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Article published the February 8, 2022:

Influence of sows’ parity on performance and humoral immune response of the offspring

BackgroundPrimiparous sows (PP) have higher nutrient requirements [1, 2] and fewer piglets born than multiparous sows (MP) [3]. Usually, PP sows are bred before they reach mature body size and when the back fat...
Author/s :
Carlos PiñeiroEdgar Garcia ManzanillaJoaquín Morales
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Article published the February 3, 2022:

Social status and previous experience in the group as predictors of welfare of sows housed in large semi-static groups

IntroductionDue to considerable changes in the pig industry worldwide in favour to groups-housing systems, understanding social behaviour of pigs and its impact on welfare has become increasingly important...
Author/s :
Frederic GuaySophie Brajon
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Article published the February 1, 2022:

Factors for high reproductive performance of sows in commercial herds

IntroductionWith information technology, commercial herds have collected and stored many data. New technologies are expanding the possibilities for data collection, information-exchange, collaboration and data ...
Author/s :
Yuzo Koketsu
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Article published the January 19, 2022:

Genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus hyicus isolated from sows with purulent vulvar discharge

IntroductionVulvar discharges are related to reproductive tract infections that can lead to decreased sow fertility and other impairments in zootechnical indices, which reduces profitability1,2,3. However, know...
Author/s :
André Pegoraro PoorAndrea Micke MorenoMauricio Dutra
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Article published the December 20, 2021:

Towards the development of epigenetic marks of stress and welfare in farm animals

IntroductionWhile meat production generates food and a livelihood for billions of people around the planet, it is also associated with environmental and health consequences (OECD 2016). Among production an...
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Carlos Guerrero Bosagna
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Article published the December 15, 2021:

Effect of farrowing pen size on pre-weaning performance of piglets

INTRODUCTIONSubstantial increases in litter size have occurred in commercial swine production over recent years which have been accompanied by increases in pre-weaning piglet mortality. The number of piglets bo...
Author/s :
Katherine Vande PolMichael Ellis
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