Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the March 22, 2017:
Abbreviations ALC: Acetyl-L-Carnitine; AREs: Antioxidant Response Elements; BSA: Bovine Serum Albumin; b.w.: Body Weight; CoQ: Coenzyme Q; eNOS: Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase; FFA: Free Fatty Acids; &gamma...
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Peter Surai
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Article published the March 22, 2017:
The global swine industry adopted early-weaning practices a generation ago. However, early weaned piglets have been characterized by poor growth performance, known as the “postweaning lag.” A transi...
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Cassio Villela
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Article published the March 13, 2017:
Introduction L-carnitine (LC), a naturally occurring and widely distributed in nature compound was discovered in 1905 by Gulewitsch and Krimberg [1]. For the last 50 years this nutrient has received a substant...
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Peter Surai
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Article published the March 10, 2017:
  Introduction Weaning removes young pigs from the passive immune protection they receive from the milk of the sow and increases their susceptibility to enterotoxigenic E. coli infection [1]. Earlyweaned...
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Martin NyachotiSung Woo Kim
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Article published the March 10, 2017:
Q: What have been the most interesting findings in your latest researches on minerals? A: I will break it down into a couple of major areas. Recently, we've done a lot of work on calcium and phosphorus, in...
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Mike Tokach
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Article published the March 9, 2017:
The trace minerals provide essential nutrients required for various metabolic functions such as growth, development, reproduction and immunity. Even moderate deficiency can adversely effect animal performance. ...
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Dipankar PaulDr. Sanjib BorahKulajit Kalita
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Article published the March 3, 2017:
  Background Extremely high price of fish meal and whey protein concentrate increases overall cost of pork production. Because of advances in biotechnology, the use of supplemental amino acids in animal ...
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Alexandra WeaverDr. Vivek FellnerRobert L. PayneSung Woo Kim
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Article published the March 1, 2017:
The weaning process is a stressful one for piglets. A new environment, penmates and feed source can all impact their feed intake and growth potential. Meeting their essential nutritional needs during this tran...
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Gavin Bowman
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Article published the February 17, 2017:
  Introduction Weaning pigs from the sow is one of the most stressful events in the pig’s life that can contribute to intestinal and immune system dysfunctions that result in reduced pig health, gr...
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Javier PoloJoe CrenshawJoy Campbell
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Article published the February 10, 2017:
Introduction Diseases caused by E. coli have been a recognised problem for as long as pigs have been raised. Early work in the 1960s and 1970s elucidated the pathogenic mechanisms of E. coli causing ...
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John Morris Fairbrother
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