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Article published the May 5, 2021:

Development of a Facial Expression Scale Using Farrowing as a Model of Pain in Sows

1. Introduction Pain is a sensory and emotional experience that has significant effects on animal welfare, leading to a negative production impact [1]. The measurement of pain in animals is very complex, and i...
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Elena Navarro
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Article published the May 4, 2021:

The risk of viral transmission in feed: What do we know, what do we do?

1 | PART 1: WHAT DO WE KNOW? 1.1 | Introduction Effective biosecurity protocols are essential towards protecting the health status of swine farms. In the United States, tremendous resources have bee...
Author/s :
Gordon SpronkMegan NiederwerderPaul SundbergRoger CochraneScott Dee
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Article published the April 5, 2021:

Thermoregulatory responses during thermal acclimation in pigs divergently selected for residual feed intake

Author/s :
D RenaudeauJean NobletJuarez DonzeleRita Flávia Miranda de Oliveira
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Article published the March 15, 2021:

Complex System Approaches for Animal Health Surveillance

INTRODUCTION  Producing food from farmed animals is a large and very complex process that occurs in integrated networks made up of many individual animal producers, supporting businesses (veterinarians, f...
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John Berezowski
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Article published the March 2, 2021:

Generating an Equation to Predict Post-Farrow Maternal Weight in Multiple Parity Sows

Introduction A successful gestation feeding program is one that yields a large, vigorous litter of pigs and a healthy sow equipped with adequate mammary development and body nutrient stores to produce large qu...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthLori ThomasMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the March 2, 2021:

Virulence genes and antimicrobial susceptibility in Salmonella enterica serotypes isolated from swine production in Argentina

Introduction Salmonella is a worldwide-distributed pathogen that affects both humans and animals13. This microorganism is usually associated with intensive animal production, such as swine, since the confineme...
Author/s :
Alberto DupuisPablo ChacanaPatricia Joaquim
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Article published the February 22, 2021:

Exploration Feeding and Higher Space Allocation Improve Welfare of Growing-Finishing Pigs

1. Introduction The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs would like to see an increased number of pig production chains addressing improved pig welfare. The sustainable pork chain called “De Hoeve” w...
Author/s :
Herman Vermeer
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Article published the February 2, 2021:

Behavior and Performance of Suckling Piglets Provided Three Supplemental Heat Sources

1. Introduction For newborn piglets, the thermoneutral zone is about 34 °C [1]. However, to ensure thermal comfort of sows [2], the temperature in farrowing rooms is controlled to about 20 °C, which is...
Author/s :
Lee J. Johnston
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Article published the December 18, 2020:

Detection and Characterization of Porcine Sapelovirus in Italian Pig Farms

1. Introduction Sapelovirus is a non-enveloped virus with a single strand positive-sense RNA genome. The virus within the Picornaviridae family belongs to the genus Sapelovirus [1] which contains three species...
Author/s :
Luca De Sabato
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Article published the December 17, 2020:

African Swine Fever in Two Large Commercial Pig Farms in LATVIA—Estimation of the High Risk Period and Virus Spread within the Farm

1. Introduction The first set of cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Latvia were detected in the wild boar population at the eastern border with Belarus in June 2014 [1–3]. The disease continued to spr...
Author/s :
Kristine Lamberga
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