Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the May 14, 2007:
Like everything else, the feed industry has changed. I cannot think of a lot that has not changed. Most of our people use notebook computers. The original ones were called portable computers and we joked that t...
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Article published the May 11, 2007:
Feed conversion is one of the most important factors to economically optimize animal production. Since feed commodity prices have recently been increasing, Feed Conversion Rate (FCR) must be optimized. Biomin&r...
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Article published the May 3, 2007:
Large differences in sow productivity exist from one management system to another. These variations are considerably impacted by the distinctive feed and feeding programs in a sow’s reproductive lifetime. Prope...
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Article published the April 27, 2007:
Regardless of where pigs are produced the objectives should be the same: to optimise the quantity of pig meat produced per sow per year or per lifetime, at minimal cost. For the modern sow and pig genotypes, wi...
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Article published the April 26, 2007:
The word protein is derived from the Greek proteios, meaning primary or foremost. This is fitting in that proteins, being the molecular instruments through which genetic information is expressed (one gene – one...
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Article published the April 24, 2007:
After 50 years of routine usage, in-feed antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) have been banned from animal feeds within the EU since the end of 2005. During this period of routine use management systems for pigs ...
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Article published the April 20, 2007:
In 1982 a novel virus, subsequently named porcine circovirus (PCV), was identified by Tischer et al in 1892 (12). PVC is a DNA virus and member of the Circoviridae family. PCV infections may interfere with norm...
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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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