Pig Welfare Technical Articles

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Article published the February 22, 2021:

Exploration Feeding and Higher Space Allocation Improve Welfare of Growing-Finishing Pigs

1. Introduction The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs would like to see an increased number of pig production chains addressing improved pig welfare. The sustainable pork chain called “De Hoeve” w...
Author/s :
Herman Vermeer
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Article published the February 2, 2021:

Behavior and Performance of Suckling Piglets Provided Three Supplemental Heat Sources

1. Introduction For newborn piglets, the thermoneutral zone is about 34 °C [1]. However, to ensure thermal comfort of sows [2], the temperature in farrowing rooms is controlled to about 20 °C, which is...
Author/s :
Lee J. Johnston
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Article published the December 11, 2020:

Omics Application in Animal Science—A Special Emphasis on Stress Response and Damaging Behaviour in Pigs

1. Introduction Increasing robustness, resilience and efficiency of livestock are pivotal topics in animal science because of their importance to profitable meat and dairy production, but also for ethical, ani...
Author/s :
Claudia Kasper
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Article published the December 10, 2020:

Effects of Growing-Finishing Pig Stocking Rates on Bermudagrass Ground Cover and Soil Properties

1. Introduction A common challenge for most livestock industries is to identify more productive, efficient and sustainable pasture-based production systems that have a positive impact on animal welfare, biodiv...
Author/s :
Silvana Pietrosemoli
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Article published the December 7, 2020:

A Comparison of Stocking Methods for Pasture-Based Growing-Finishing Pig Production Systems

1. Introduction The sustainability of pasture-based animal production systems has social, environmental and economic implications. Grasslands provide low cost feed for livestock, mainly ruminants, becoming t...
Author/s :
Silvana Pietrosemoli
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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...
Author/s :
Sophia Ward
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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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