Pig Industry Technical Articles

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 April 5, 2018:
Introduction Swine raising has changed considerably in the last 30 years with an increase in intensive production systems. Whereas intensive systems minimize production costs, the high animal densities can pos...
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Airton Kunz
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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 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 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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Article published the February 5, 2018:
Introduction The conventional management in the swine industry is for weaning to start the sow’s next reproductive cycle. However, breeding sows during lactation has been proposed as an alternative that ...
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Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyH.L. FroboseJason WoodworthMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the January 12, 2018:
Does It Make a Difference If a New Pig Barn is Built In an Area With Existing Barns? A model, called the Community Assessment Model for Odor Dispersion (CAM), was developed to predict receptor odor exposure fr...
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Colin JohnsonJay HarmonSteven Hoff
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Article published the December 28, 2017:
Introduction Modern piglet production has continuously increased the amount of piglets born per sow year (PSY) through improving genetics, farm management and nutrition. In the Netherlands in 2016 on average 3...
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Jannes Doppenbergpiet van der aar
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Article published the December 22, 2017:
Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), caused by a member of the genus Alphacoronavirus (1–3), was first identified in England in 1971 and later in other countries, such as Belgium, China, Hungary, Italy, ...
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Darin Madsonhai hoangKyoungjin YoonPaulo Arruda
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Article published the December 14, 2017:
Introduction The United States swine industry has suffered dramatic losses following the emergence of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in May 2013. The virus is a highly contagious and deadly coronavirus...
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Anne HussCharles StarkJason WoodworthSteve Dritz
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