Pig Welfare Technical Articles

Article published the April 12, 2018:
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...
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Lance BaumgardNicholas Gabler
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Article published the April 5, 2018:
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...
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Airton Kunz
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Article published the March 15, 2018:
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...
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Lance Baumgard
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Article published the January 12, 2018:
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:
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:
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...
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Jerry ShursonJerry TorrisonMark E. WilsonPedro Urriola
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Article published the July 27, 2017:
Introduction Heat stress (HS) is a major environmental hazard for both humans and animals. Heat claims more human lives than all other climatic events combined (Changnon et al. 1996), with the young and elderl...
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Lance Baumgard
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Article published the July 20, 2017:
Background Directive 91/630/EEC sets the minimum standards for the protection of pigs in the EU. It has been substantially amended several times. Directive 2008/120/EC [1] collates the existing legislation int...
Author/s :
Dominiek MaesLiesbet PluymOlli Peltoniemi
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Article published the February 17, 2017:
  Introduction Weaning pigs from the sow is one of the most stressful events in the pig’s life that can contribute to intestinal and immune system dysfunctions that result in reduced pig health, gr...
Author/s :
Javier PoloJoe CrenshawJoy Campbell
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Article published the December 13, 2016:
For many years Stalosan F has turned out to be a very useable agent for reducing the consumption of antibiotics and lowering the mortality in e.g. pig herds. In trials with Stalosan F the significant reduction ...
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Jan van Wyhe-Storgaard
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