Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the April 19, 2018:
1. Introduction Arabinoxylan and β-glucan naturally occur in the endosperm and aleurone cell walls of cereal grains with varying degrees of solubility. The content of rye and wheat arabinoxylan varies in ...
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Miroslaw Kasprzak
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Article published the April 12, 2018:
Introduction Both humans and livestock are susceptible to high thermal loads that can cause acute, chronic, and lethal illness due to heat stress-related pathologies. In 2003, approximately 50,000 Europeans di...
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Lance BaumgardNicholas Gabler
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Article published the March 26, 2018:
Implications This review provides relevant information on the utilization of dietary fiber (DF) by pigs and its effects on gut physiological functions, microbiota and health. This review delivers in-depth insi...
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Julio Diaz Berrocoso
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Article published the March 22, 2018:
Background With the increased global production of livestock, dairy, and poultry, the demand for feed is also increasing and co-products from the tropical food industries are increasingly used in diets fed to ...
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Dr Rommel C. SulaboHans H. Stein, PhDJerubella AbelillaYanhong Liu
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Article published the March 15, 2018:
Introduction Heat stress (HS) is a major environmental hazard for both humans and animals. Despite advances in the understanding of heat-related illnesses, there is no treatment against specific aspects of the...
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Lance Baumgard
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Article published the March 8, 2018:
Background  Xylose, as a major constituent of plant xylan polymers, is one of the most abundant carbohydrates on the earth, second only to glucose [1, 2]. This abundant pentose sugar, along with arabinose...
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John Patience
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Article published the March 1, 2018:
Introduction Nursery pigs often experience a lag in growth performance when transitioning from sows’ milk to dry feed during weaning. The lag is caused by several factors, including the dietary and envir...
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Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthJon De JongMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the February 22, 2018:
1.  Introduction Morphine and other opioid receptor agonists alter systemic innate and adaptive immune responses and increase host susceptibility to infection [1]. For example, impairments in neutrop...
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David R. Brown, PhD
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Article published the February 22, 2018:
Introduction The use of standardized ileal digestible (SID) AA has become a standard approach in diet formulation as it helps to accurately meet a pig’s requirement, and enhance the ingredient utilizatio...
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Aaron JonesBob GoodbandCarine VierDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthJon De JongMárcio GonçalvesMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the February 15, 2018:
Introduction Lactogenesis is induced hormonally by a dramatic drop of progesterone (P4) concentrations which leads to a pre-partum peak of prolactin (PRL). In sows, impaired production of colostrum has been fo...
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Olli PeltoniemiShah Hasan
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