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The Perfect Solution For Liquid Feed Medication (Dispensing live Vaccines)

The precise dispensing of live vaccines and other essential elements is a crucial part of any successful grower operation - animal health and profitable business operations working hand in hand. ...
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Disinfection of Swine Barns

A number of important criteria must be considered when selecting an appropriate and effective disinfectant. Disinfectants should: Be free of strong and objectionable odors Not be corrosive ...
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Optimum Strategies in Artificial Insemination, With Emphasis on the Timing Relative to Ovulation and the Role of the Boar

Introduction Optimised insemination strategies on pig farms aim at reducing the number of inseminations, without reducing reproductive performance. At the moment, one insemination with good quality s...
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On farm AI – the pitfalls -

The earliest application of AI in pigs was a simple farm-based system. Semen was collected from a boar, the ejaculate divided into doses (with or without prior quality evaluation and extension) and immediat...
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Using Records to Optimize Breeding Herd Productivity and Weaned Pig Cost

The weaned pig output of a sow farm is dependent upon getting sufficient number of females bred, having high enough farrowing rates so that the target farrowings/week are achieved, and optimizing born-a...
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Next Generation AI - New Developments to Maximize Efficiency

AI has been in use worldwide for almost 50 years. As it reaches maturity, the industry is demanding increased efficiency. Where will this come from? One of the fundamental weaknesses of any AI system is t...
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Gilt development, management and parity control

INTRODUCTION A proper gilt development program should be followed to maximise their genetic potential. For a good gilt development program, producers must be willing to accept that this phase of prod...
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Mobilization of Body Tissues in the Lactating Sow and Associations with Post-Weaning Fertility

We sincerelly thank the unconditional collaboration of the authors, and the kind disposition of the Mexican Association of Animal Nutrition (AMENA), and the Latin American College of Animal Nutritio...
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Sow reproductive performance – a snapshot of the present with a view to the future

INTRODUCTION: THE KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR BREEDING HERD PERFORMANCE Pork producers are acutely aware of the importance of the breeding herd in overall profitability. Most producers invest in herd reco...
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Mineral metabolism and boar fertility: observations from Latin America to Europe

ALLTECH CD 2002: Mineral metabolism and boar fertility: observations from Latin America to Europe 1Animal Science Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 2Alltech France, Goussainville,...
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