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Article published the July 13, 2007:

Piglet survivability and performance: Sel-Plex® versus sodium selenite in sow and nursery diets

Selenium (Se) deficiency syndromes in piglets continue to occur to a varying extent during the neonatal and/or post-weaning periods (Mahan, 2000), particularly in litters born to older sows. In addition, seleni...
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Article published the July 4, 2007:

Nutritional approaches to maximize fertility in modern pig genotypes

Advances in swine productivity through genetic selection, management, health and nutritional strategies have resulted in reproductive performance once unimaginable. Feed efficiencies during the growing and fini...
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Article published the June 26, 2007:

Effective application of enzymes and microbes to enhance the nutritional value of pig feed ingredients: a case for liquid feeding

The increase in feed energy costs and increased availability of co-products from the bio-fuel and food industry represent both challenges and opportunities for the pork industry. An approach that is explored in...
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Article published the June 21, 2007:

Defining organic mineral requirements for pigs

The pig industry is undergoing rapid change and is faced with many challenges, such as a deterioration in pig health status in many countries and a growing concern by the community about how we care for animals...
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Article published the June 14, 2007:

Contemporary perspectives on Fusarium mycotoxicoses in livestock and poultry

Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites that can reduce performance and alter metabolism of livestock and poultry (Wannemacher et al., 1991). The pathological states arising from the consumption of feeds contaminated...
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Article published the June 8, 2007:

Improved animal performance through feed processing technology (Part 1)

It is well recognized that feed represents the most significant cost of animal production. Even with sheep, which typically consume more forage (as a percentage of their diet) than do other domestic species, fe...
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Article published the June 4, 2007:

Challenges in feeding the modern sow

As little as 25 years ago, it was relatively easy to feed replacement females in a commercial piggery. Gilts could be reared to first service on a normal finisher (or baconer) diet and only a single diet was fe...
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Article published the May 31, 2007:

Well-known and new approaches to Biomin® pHD

The current situation on the world feed market shows increasing feed prices. Not only milk by-products are steady increasing in price. Corn prices are rising too. Raw material prices will affect more and more...
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Article published the May 22, 2007:

Nucleotides from yeast extract: potential to replace animal protein sources in food animal diets

For years animal proteins have been used in livestock diets without many questions; however fishmeal, meat and bone meal, blood meal, blood plasma and even milk by-products in some cases are now coming under pu...
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Article published the May 16, 2007:

Peptide absorption: where peptides fit in protein nutrition and metabolism

Research over the last 30 years has demonstrated that the absorption of amino acids in the form of oligopeptides (principally di- to tri-peptides) constitutes the most quantitatively important form of amino aci...
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