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Article published the November 30, 2007:

Importance of form and source of vitamin E for swine

Vitamin E (α-tocopherol) is a critically important nutrient for all confinement-reared swine.  It is a primary dietary antioxidant that maintains cell membrane integrity and also enhances humoral- and cell...
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Ed Kane
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Article published the November 27, 2007:

Swine Environmental Issues: Snowballing Legislation and Manure Management – Where Are We Headed?

During the past two decades pork production in the US has grown in numbers only slightly. However, there has been a shift in both where these animals are grown and how they are grown. There is still a high conc...
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Article published the November 20, 2007:

Selenium metabolism, the glutathione peroxidase system and their interaction with some B vitamins in pigs

Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element for animal nutrition. Organic forms of selenium are recognized as more bioavailable than inorganic forms (Daniels, 1996) for most species including pigs (Mahan and Pe...
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Article published the November 15, 2007:

Nutrition and management of the early-weaned pig

The swine industry continues to move to earlier weaning. This trend is driven by economic factors such as improving the number of pigs per sow per year and the need to minimize the capital cost of farrowing fac...
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Article published the November 12, 2007:

Practical response to Bio-MosTM in nursery pigs: a meta-analysis

The pig industry has a rich supply of feed ingredients and feed additives that are purported to have physiological effects on the pig, and thereby improve growth performance and/or protect the pig from diseases...
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Article published the November 7, 2007:

Understanding organic mineral uptake mechanisms: experiments with Bioplex® Cu

The term ‘organic minerals’ is misleading in that minerals themselves are inorganic, meaning that they do not contain carbon. However, the term has been adopted to refer to mineral supplements containing inorga...
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Article published the November 5, 2007:

Biomin® P.E.P. : Unlocking Performance in Sow Nutrition

Recently, phytogenic feed additives have become more and more interesting for the feed industry. Phytogenics represent a fairly new category of feed additives with natural origin. Phytogenic compounds have trad...
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Article published the November 1, 2007:

Control of foodborne pathogens in pigs

A zoonosis is an infectious disease naturally transmissible between vertebrates and man. At first sight the list of potential zoonoses is quite imposing; however when the exotic and rare zoonoses are removed fr...
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Article published the October 29, 2007:

More Accurate Breeding for Conformation

Introduction of conformation index makes breeding more accurateAn important trait for breeding animals is physical soundness. Animals need to be structurally sound to carry out their normal functions and to max...
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Article published the October 24, 2007:

Production economics and pig health: use of AllzymeTM Vegpro in feed formulation

It is estimated that in 2030 the world population will be close to eight billion people, which corresponds to an annual increase of 4%. In the same period, global food production is projected to increase by onl...
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