Pig Welfare Technical Articles


Article published the September 24, 2018:

The impact of animal welfare on monogastric productivity, feed intake and nutrition

Silvafeed® plant extracts: a performing natural alternative to antibiotics in maximising gut health Implementing new practices that aim at improving animal welfare is no easy task. There are diverse signal...
Author/s :
Nicola Panciroli
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Article published the September 6, 2018:

Environment, facilities, and management of hospital pens in growing and finishing pig farms: a descriptive study

Introduction Hospital pens, or infirmary pens, are often used to facilitate the treatment of sick animals and separate them from those that are healthy (Fraser et al., 2013). In these pens, pigs are able to ...
Author/s :
Carlos Rodolfo PierozanCleandro Pazinato DiasProf. Dr. Caio Abércio Silva
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Article published the August 30, 2018:

Zoning of Environmental Conditions Inside a Wean-To-Finish Pig Facility

INTRODUCTION Brazil is the fourth largest producer and exporter of pork worldwide, rearing pigs under intensive feedlot conditions, to optimize production and economic performances (BAPTISTA et al., 2011). Con...
Author/s :
Daniella Jorge de MouraJuliana MassariRimena Vercellino
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Article published the July 26, 2018:

Comparison of extensive and intensive pig production systems in Uruguay in terms of ethologic, physiologic and meat quality parameters

Introduction More than 60% of pigs are reared outdoors in Uruguay, with variable participation of pastures in feed (DIEA, 2007). Outdoor production systems with pastures are becoming attractive for consumers, ...
Author/s :
Oscar Blumetto
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Article published the April 12, 2018:

Heat Stress Reduces Intestinal Barrier Integrity and Favors Intestinal Glucose Transport in Growing Pigs

Introduction Both humans and livestock are susceptible to high thermal loads that can cause acute, chronic, and lethal illness due to heat stress-related pathologies. In 2003, approximately 50,000 Europeans di...
Author/s :
Lance BaumgardNicholas Gabler
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Article published the April 5, 2018:

Nitrogen removal from swine wastewater by combining treated effluent with raw manure

Introduction Swine raising has changed considerably in the last 30 years with an increase in intensive production systems. Whereas intensive systems minimize production costs, the high animal densities can pos...
Author/s :
Airton Kunz
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Article published the March 15, 2018:

Heat stress increases insulin sensitivity in pigs

Introduction Heat stress (HS) is a major environmental hazard for both humans and animals. Despite advances in the understanding of heat-related illnesses, there is no treatment against specific aspects of the...
Author/s :
Lance Baumgard
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Article published the January 12, 2018:

Siting Swine Facilities Using Iowa State's Community Assessment Model

Does It Make a Difference If a New Pig Barn is Built In an Area With Existing Barns? A model, called the Community Assessment Model for Odor Dispersion (CAM), was developed to predict receptor odor exposure fr...
Author/s :
Colin JohnsonJay HarmonSteven Hoff
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Article published the December 1, 2017:

Characteristics of Trailer Thermal Environment during Commercial Swine Transport Managed under U.S. Industry Guidelines

1. Introduction Transport is an essential and critical factor in modern pork production. During transport, pigs experience many undesirable factors and potential weather extremes. Factors that impact the ...
Author/s :
Richard GatesYijie Xiong
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Article published the September 8, 2017:

Metabolomics revealed diurnal heat stress and zinc supplementation-induced changes in amino acid, lipid, and microbial metabolism

Introduction High ambient temperature-elicited heat stress (HS) is a detrimental pathophysiological event. Besides its threat to human health (Changnon et al. 1996; Leon and Helwig 2010), HS also negatively af...
Author/s :
Jerry ShursonJerry TorrisonMark E. WilsonPedro Urriola
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