Pig Industry Technical Articles

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 January 4, 2018:
Background After pigs are weaned from their dams, morphological and functional changes occur in their small intestine. Pluske et al. [1] reported decreased villi height and increased crypt dept. Because newly-...
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Eduardo NogueiraJack OdleJames Usry, Ph.D.Marianne KutschenkoRafael Cabrera
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Article published the December 28, 2017:
Introduction. Variation in live weight in growing pigs causes a number of problems for producers and results in significant economic loss. However, it is important to bear in mind that biological variation exis...
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Michael Ellis
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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 26, 2017:
AbstractProbiotics are considered to have the beneficial effect on maintaining intestinal ecosystem, enhancement mucosal barrier functions, and improving livestock performance. Muco-defen (Life Rainbow Biotech ...
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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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Article published the December 6, 2017:
Introduction Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) are a diverse group of pathogens that are characterized by the ability to colonize the small intestine while producing enterotoxins, which induce severe sec...
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Dr. Eric CoxTheo Niewold
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Article published the December 1, 2017:
1. Introduction Transport is an essential and critical factor in modern pork production. During transport, pigs experience many undesirable factors and potential weather extremes. Factors that impact the ...
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Richard GatesYijie Xiong
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Article published the November 23, 2017:
Introduction Multiple immune cells are involved to sense “danger signals” and activate and control a local immune response in the mucosa of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Resident and infiltratin...
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Theo Niewold
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