Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the November 16, 2017:
Introduction Energy is the most expensive component in swine diets, and record high feed costs in recent years have caused nutritionists to focus on optimizing caloric efficiency of feed ingredients used in co...
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Brian KerrJerry Shurson
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Article published the November 16, 2017:
NTRODUCTION For efficient production of animal products, the right amount of nutritionally adequate feedstuff should be supplied to the animal. All dietary components, such as energy, amino acid (AA), vitamins...
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Changsu KongLayi Adeola
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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 26, 2017:
Introduction The feed intake of swine is a deciding factor for both health and growth. Its relationship with growth is obvious; it is the nutrient supply above maintenance which sets the upper limit to the gro...
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Theo Van Kempen
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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:
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John Patience
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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 October 17, 2017:
The intestinal mucosa possesses an extensive surface area and is exposed to a large and diverse number of microorganisms and potentially antigenic proteins throughout the lifetime of a pig. The mucosal epitheli...
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David R. Brown, PhD
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Article published the October 5, 2017:
Introduction One of the characteristics that influence the quality of meat as perceived by the consumer is the amount of intramuscular fat (IMF), which is located within the structure of muscle. In terms of t...
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Borja VilaEnric Esteve-GarciaMaria M. Font-i-FurnolsMarina Gispert MartinellRosil Lizardo
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