Pig Welfare Technical Articles

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...
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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...
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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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Article published the December 13, 2016:
The newborn piglet is challenged in many ways. It has to keep warm, find food and keep bacteria away. These particular challenges are the reason why piglets are not surviving or getting off to a bad start. Sta...
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Hans Aae
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Article published the December 7, 2016:
Introduction Investment in nursery and grow-finish facilities represents the most capital-intensive portion of modern pork production systems. It also is the investment most likely to have the lowest asset tur...
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Dr. Mike Brumm
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Article published the November 4, 2016:
INTRODUCTION Pig production around the globe has become very sophisticated with well-controlled environments that, if controlled properly, maximize animal well-being and production efficiency. The ma...
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Steven Hoff
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Article published the October 7, 2016:
INTRODUCTION Gas, odor, and particulate concentrations and emissions have been, and will continue to be, targeted components of livestock and poultry production systems. Local units of government (co...
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Steven Hoff
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Article published the June 29, 2016:
In a sector aiming at standardizing the final product at the maximum, variability in pig weight at slaughter age is still one of the major issues in the swine industry nowadays. Why is pig weight variability i...
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Miquel CollellOlivia Azlor Marsinach
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Article published the January 11, 2016:
1. Introduction. There are limited data on the effectiveness of disinfectants against Lawsonia intracellularis, a Gram-negative obligately intracellular bacterium that causes proliferative enteropathy (PE) (La...
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Connie GebhartJohn DeenRandall S. Singer
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Article published the September 3, 2015:
PEDv, a viral disease to which suckling pigs and newly weaned piglets are particularly vulnerable, now looks to have a powerful opponent. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have shown that Stalosan F is...
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