Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the November 11, 2016:
  1 Introduction Among all infectious agents affecting swine, airborne pathogens are the most costly and difficult to control (Hyslop 1971). Porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome (PRRS), influenza A ...
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Montse TorremorellPeter Davies
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Article published the November 4, 2016:
1. Introduction Wheat is one of the most variable in composition among cereal grains (Choct et al., 1999a). These differences are exacerbated by the environmental conditions under which the grains are gro...
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Cadogan, D.JMingan Choct
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Article published the November 4, 2016:
INTRODUCTION Pig production around the globe has become very sophisticated with well-controlled environments that, if controlled properly, maximize animal well-being and production efficiency. The ma...
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Steven Hoff
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Article published the November 2, 2016:
One of the most important changes in livestock production over the past two decades has been the recognition of gut health as a key driver of animal performance. This phenomenon has been accelerated by increasi...
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Tim Goossens
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Article published the November 2, 2016:
Zinc (Zn) plays an important role in the metabolism of swine and as such is an essential trace element for growing pigs, according to Nutriad. Applying a sound SANACORE EN strategy can make a real difference fo...
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Article published the October 28, 2016:
Introduction Water is the nutrient that is required in the largest quantity by swine. Compared to the other nutrients supplied by feed, it is the most frequently misunderstood and mismanaged nutrient. While va...
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Dr. Mike Brumm
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Article published the October 28, 2016:
  Introduction The large and diverse microbial population contained in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract plays an important role in health and nutrient digestion1–3. The distal gut harbors the m...
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Sung Woo Kim
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Article published the October 21, 2016:
Weaning is a critical period in a pig’s life; the pig must cope with separation from the sow, the transition from highly digestible milk to a less digestible and more complex solid feed, a new environment...
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Dari Brown
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Article published the October 21, 2016:
Introduction In several countries, Piétrain boars are indispensable as a terminal commercial sire and constitute a large group of boars kept by the AI centers. Selection of these boars is mainly based o...
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Dominiek MaesIoannis Arsenakis
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Article published the October 17, 2016:
Introduction: Dietary potassium diformate (KDF) has been widely applied in pig production for almost 20 years and has been reported in numerous publications and conference contributions, for its use in sows, pi...
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Christian Lückstädt
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