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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:

Effects of supplementing late-gestation sow diets with zinc on preweaning mortality of pigs under commercial rearing conditions

INTRODUCTION Sows in transition from gestation to lactation are in a period of dramatic physiological change due to high nutrient demands of rapidly growing fetuses in utero, parturition, and lactation. T...
Author/s :
Jerry ShursonJulia HolenLee J. JohnstonPedro Urriola
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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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Article published the December 17, 2020:

Frequency of Detection and Phylogenetic Analysis of Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV-3) in Healthy Primiparous and Multiparous Sows and Their Mummified Fetuses and Stillborn

1. Introduction Porcine circoviruses (PCVs) are small DNA viruses and have four representatives, PCV-1, PCV-2, PCV-3, and tentatively, PCV-4. PCV-1 is known as non-pathogenic for pigs [1], while PCV-2 has been...
Author/s :
Florencia CorreaFrancini KlaumannJoaquim SegalésMarina Sibila VidalViviane Saporiti
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Article published the December 11, 2020:

Omics Application in Animal Science—A Special Emphasis on Stress Response and Damaging Behaviour in Pigs

1. Introduction Increasing robustness, resilience and efficiency of livestock are pivotal topics in animal science because of their importance to profitable meat and dairy production, but also for ethical, ani...
Author/s :
Claudia Kasper
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Article published the December 10, 2020:

Effects of Growing-Finishing Pig Stocking Rates on Bermudagrass Ground Cover and Soil Properties

1. Introduction A common challenge for most livestock industries is to identify more productive, efficient and sustainable pasture-based production systems that have a positive impact on animal welfare, biodiv...
Author/s :
Silvana Pietrosemoli
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