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Article published the November 2, 2017:

Effects of Amino Acid and Energy Intake During Late Gestation on Piglet Birth Weight and Reproductive Performance of Gilts and Sows Housed Under Commercial Conditions

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...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthMárcio GonçalvesMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the October 26, 2017:

An Investigation into the Etiological Agents of Swine Dysentery in Australian Pig Herds

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...
Author/s :
David John Hampson
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Article published the October 26, 2017:

Key Influencing Factors On Voluntary Feed Intake Of Piglets

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...
Author/s :
Theo Van Kempen
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Article published the October 19, 2017:

Dynamics of sperm DNA fragmentation in raw boar semen and fertility

Author/s :
Elize Van LierHugo Petrocelli
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Article published the October 19, 2017:

The importance of water in pork production

Author/s :
John Patience
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Article published the October 19, 2017:

Clinical problems due to encephalomyocarditis virus infections in two pig herds

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...
Author/s :
Dominiek MaesRuben DecaluweTommy Van Limbergen
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Article published the October 17, 2017:

Host Defense in the Piglet Gut: A Brief Review

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...
Author/s :
David R. Brown, PhD
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Article published the October 5, 2017:

Addition of arginine and leucine to low or normal protein diets: performance, carcass characteristics and intramuscular fat of finishing pigs

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...
Author/s :
Borja VilaEnric Esteve-GarciaMaria M. Font-i-FurnolsMarina Gispert MartinellRosil Lizardo
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Article published the September 28, 2017:

Strategies to improve fiber utilization in swine

  Introduction Plant carbohydrates can be classified into three categories: 1) simple sugars and their conjugates (glucose, fructose, etc.); 2) storage reserve compounds (starch); and 3) structural carbo...
Author/s :
Brian KerrJerry Shurson
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Article published the September 28, 2017:

Effects of Feeding Purified Zearalenone Contaminated Diets with or without Clay Enterosorbent on Growth, Nutrient Availability, and Genital Organs in Post-weaning Female Pigs

INTRODUCTION Zearalenone (ZEA) is produced by Fusarium fungi growing on grains worldwide and is mostly found in its derived products. Concentrations depend on climatic conditions, as well as on the conditions ...
Author/s :
Fang Chi
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