Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the February 22, 2018:
Introduction The use of standardized ileal digestible (SID) AA has become a standard approach in diet formulation as it helps to accurately meet a pig’s requirement, and enhance the ingredient utilizatio...
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Aaron JonesBob GoodbandCarine VierDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthJon De JongMárcio GonçalvesMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the February 15, 2018:
Introduction In order to lower feed costs, crystalline AA are used routinely in swine diets to replace a portion of the soybean meal. The AA that are currently available to add to swine diets include lysine, t...
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Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthKyle JordanMike 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 8, 2018:
There are multiple approaches a swine nutritionist can take in diet formulation: maximize performance, minimize cost, or maximize profit. Within each of these approaches, there are suboptions to decide from: ...
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Márcio Gonçalves
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Article published the February 8, 2018:
Background The pig, Sus scrofa, appeared in South East Asia ~4.2 million years ago (M) [1], colonizing a wide range of habitats thereafter including Europe and North Africa. European and Asian wild boars are e...
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ELIZABETE C DA SILVAEugeni Roura
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Article published the February 5, 2018:
Introduction Lactobacillus reuteri is a host-specific intestinal symbiont of humans and vertebrate animals (Walter, 2008; Frese et al., 2011). L. reuteri is commercially applied in cereal fermentations (Brandt...
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Michael GänzleRuurd T. Zijlstra
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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 24, 2018:
  1. Introduction Among various metabolic pathways present in the organism, the metabolism of sulfur- (S) methionine and its seleno- (Se) analogous (Se-methionine) are particularly important because they...
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Danyel Bueno Dalto
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Article published the January 23, 2018:
INTRODUCTION In a broad sense, every single microorganism has been perceived to be a pathogenic threat, which, if uncontrolled, may cause devastating disease in complex live organisms. To understand this view,...
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Delbert GatlinJorge Galindo-VillegasPeter De Schryver
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Article published the January 18, 2018:
In performance-oriented pig feeding, nutrient-rich and highly digestible diets are standard. In this context, the topic of "fibre" in pigs has long been associated with dilution of energy, reducing digestibilit...
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Christine Potthast
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