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Article published the November 2, 2020:

Plasma Supports Pig Health and Herd Productivity

Dr MEGAN EDWARDS reports studies showing the benefits of spray dried plasma proteins in sow and piglet diets. African Swine Fever has significantly reduced the commercial pig herd in Asia. There are now gr...
Author/s :
Beth Saxton
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Article published the October 7, 2020:

Impact of environmental temperature on production traits in pigs

Seasonal variation in pig production has been implicated in variation in productive and reproductive performance through direct and indirect effects of temperature on physiological responses, including intestin...
Author/s :
Eduardo De Mercado De La PeñaJuanjo CiruelosWendy Rauw
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Article published the August 25, 2020:

Agricultural Ventilation Concepts for Livestock Keeping

A guide to choosing the right ventilation concept for your farm In this guide, you’ll read about the different ventilation concepts used in poultry and pig housing around the world. A ventilation conce...
Author/s :
Peter Markert
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Article published the August 11, 2020:

Are Larger Litters a Concern for Piglet Survival or An Effectively Manageable Trait?

1. Introduction As advances in genetics [1–3], reproductive management [4], and nutrition [5,6] continue to increase the number of piglets a sow can produce per litter [7,8], it is important to conside...
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Sophia Ward
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Article published the August 10, 2020:

Evolution of NH3 Concentrations in Weaner Pig Buildings Based on Setpoint Temperature

1. Introduction Ammonia (NH3) release in livestock buildings originates from the nitrogen content in the urine and feces deposited in pits or on the building floor surfaces with or without bedding material [...
Author/s :
Manuel Ramiro Rodriguezroberto besteiro
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Article published the August 10, 2020:

Sows-Gilts Stocking Rates and Their Environmental Impact in Rotationally Managed Bermudagrass Paddocks

1. Introduction Meat consumers have shown an increasing interest in purchasing products from more sustainable production systems that are considered more respectful of the environment and of animal welfare [1,...
Author/s :
Silvana Pietrosemoli
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Article published the August 7, 2020:

Effects of Farrowing Stall Layout and Number of Heat Lamps on Sow and Piglet Production Performance

1. Introduction The commercial US swine industry transitioned to stall farrowing in the 1960s as an effort to reduce pre-weaning piglet mortality [1]. Farrowing in stalls remains the most common indoor system...
Author/s :
Brett RamirezTami Brown Brandl
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Article published the August 7, 2020:

Animal Welfare and Production Challenges Associated with Pasture Pig Systems: A Review

1. Introduction The new millennium brought a worldwide growing interest for animal welfare [1]. The livestock sector reacted by developing recommendations relevant to the wellbeing of farm animals, consequentl...
Author/s :
Silvana Pietrosemoli
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Article published the July 15, 2020:

Using CFD Modelling to Relate Pig Lying Locations to Environmental Variability in Finishing Pens

1. Introduction Given an appropriate space allowance, along with optimal environmental conditions, indoor finishing pigs will generally establish specific and separate areas within a pen to undertake lying an...
Author/s :
Barbara SturmjonathanSandra Edwards
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Article published the July 8, 2020:

Pilot-Scale Assessment of a Novel Farrowing Creep Area Supplementary Heat Source

1. Introduction Pre-weaning mortality (PWM) is a major economic and productivity challenge for the pig industry. Recent trends for piglets born alive per litter are increasing in the US, while piglets weaned p...
Author/s :
Brett RamirezDr. Laura GreinerSteven Hoff
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