Pig Industry Technical Articles

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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Article published the February 6, 2017:
Introduction Fiber is a usual component in the pig diet and when included within reasonable levels, it promotes normal gastrointestinal tract function (Wenk, 2001). On the other hand, the negative effect of ...
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Oluyinka Olukosi
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Article published the February 6, 2017:
Introduction The Intestinal spirochete Brachyspira hyodysenteriae is the etiological agent of swine dysentery (SD)—a severe mucohemorrhagic colitis of pigs [1] Despite the economic importance of SD and t...
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David John Hampson
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Article published the January 27, 2017:
Introduction Bacteria of the genus Brachyspira are anaerobic intestinal spirochaetes that can cause diarrhoea and mortality in pigs and other species. This genus comprises seven officially named species and se...
Author/s :
Ana CarvajalDavid John HampsonPedro Rubio Nistal
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Article published the January 20, 2017:
Background Weaning is a stressful period for piglets due to environmental, social and nutritional changes. During this period, pigs are also vulnerable because of their immature immune and digestive systems ...
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James E. PettigrewOrlando OsunaYanhong Liu
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Article published the January 6, 2017:
  Introduction The infection by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is one on the most important causes of neonatal and postweaning diarrhea (PWD) in piglets. ETEC causes significant morbidity and mo...
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Dr. Henri SalmonFrançois MeurensProf. Joaquim BrufauRosil Lizardo
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Article published the December 16, 2016:
1. Introduction Clostridium perfringens is an anaerobic, spore-forming Gram-positive bacterium often found as a normal inhabitant of animal and human intestines [1–3]. However, by mechanisms and stimuli...
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Filip Van ImmerseelFreddy HaesebrouckRichard Ducatelle
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