Pig Welfare Technical Articles

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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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Article published the July 8, 2020:

Life Cycle Assessment of Iberian Traditional Pig Production System in Spain

1. Introduction Environmental impacts derived from livestock production have received increasing attention in recent times [1], with pig production being one of the main contributors [2]. However, extensive s...
Author/s :
Alessandra MonteiroIsabel Blanco PenedoJavier Garcia Gudiño
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Article published the March 27, 2020:

COVID-19: A biosecurity threat like nothing seen before

As a result of COVID-19, veterinarians need to look at biosecurity in new ways. As practitioners we have to focus on protecting pigs and maintaining the economic viability of the farm. We are trained to deal wi...
Author/s :
Montse Torremorell
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Article published the December 17, 2019:

Improving protein utilization efficiency through better understanding of immune and stress responses in pigs

Introduction Retention of dietary protein to body protein is an inefficient process in pigs. Nitrogen balance studies have shown that nitrogen retention rate (proportion of intake) ranges from 41 - 68% in wean...
Author/s :
Jae Cheol KimJohn Pluske
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Article published the July 10, 2019:

Opportunities to Improve Resilience in Animal Breeding Programs

INTRODUCTION Modern livestock production is characterized by intensification, i.e., a higher number of animals per farm. To achieve successful intensification of livestock production, without negative effects ...
Author/s :
Tom Berghof
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Article published the March 12, 2019:

Hygiene and restraint of pigs is associated with absence of Taenia solium cysticercosis in a rural community of Mexico

Cysticercosis due to Taenia solium is a parasitic disease typically associated with underdevelopment in communities with limited economic resources. In these communities, pigs are raised in primitive conditions...
Author/s :
Ana FlisserGilberto Ballesteros Rodea
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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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