Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the April 13, 2007:
The development of antibiotic resistance in humans has led to a growing interest in antibiotic-free animal production worldwide (Bager et al., 2000).Unconventional management, feeding practices, and additives t...
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Article published the April 5, 2007:
Aim of the Trial This trial was carried out to assess the efficacy of phytogenics (Biomin® P.E.P.) in comparison to Antibiotic Growth Promoters (AGPs) in weaned piglets.Trial Design 192 weanling p...
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Article published the March 29, 2007:
Testing a mycotoxin adsorber (Agrabond) in a 21-day farm trial on gilts produced favourable results.The objective of this study was to determine if the addition of the mycotoxin adsorbent Agrabond (a brand of A...
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Article published the March 26, 2007:
As a result of consumer concern about food safety, the association between animal and human health has become a prominent issue. A recent study published by Ramchandani and coworkers (2005) found that many of t...
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Article published the March 20, 2007:
Background In Denmark in 1994 and 1995 there was strong media attention focused on the use of antimicrobials in food animal production. Two aspects were emphasized. One was the perceived overuse of antibiotics ...
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Article published the March 7, 2007:
Two 28-day balance experiments were conducted to evaluate mineral excretion by nursery pigs fed lower concentrations of organic copper (Cu) or zinc (Zn) sources (Bioplex Cu or Zn, Alltech Inc., Nicholasville, K...
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Article published the March 2, 2007:
Introduction Livestock production is becoming more concentrated in many parts of the world and pork production is no exception. This is particularly evident when examining a recent Canadian report (Saskatchewa...
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Kenneth Stalder
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Article published the February 23, 2007:
Prolificacy, in pigs, has increased substantially during the last 10 years after several decades of stagnation. Two main approaches have been followed in order to develop the so-called ‘hyperprolific’ lines of ...
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Article published the February 21, 2007:
Trace elements may be generally defined as those which occur or are required at relatively low concentrations in living tissues. Classically, they have been subdivided into two categories: those which have been...
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Article published the February 14, 2007:
Nutrition, intestinal health, and the well-being of animals are intricately related. The gastrointestinal tract is a direct path by which pathogens can enter an animal, and if the protective mechanisms of these...
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