Pre-Slaughter Management Technical Articles

Slaughtering Industry

Article published the June 7, 2021:

Application of Proteomic Technologies to Assess the Quality of Raw Pork and Pork Products: An Overview from Farm-To-Fork

1. IntroductionThe global demand and industrial production of pork and pork products are increasing. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) statistics, worldwide swine pr...
Author/s :
Daniel Franco
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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 October 5, 2020:

A summary review of carcass cutability data comparing primal value of immunologically and physically castrated barrows

INTRODUCTION For any technology to gain industry-wide adoption, it must provide value to all segments of the industry and have minimal associated risks. Immunological castration (Improvest, Zoetis Inc., Ka...
Author/s :
Anna DilgerDr. Steve Pollmann
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Article published the December 28, 2017:

Variation in Pig Growth Rate and Live Weight

Introduction. Variation in live weight in growing pigs causes a number of problems for producers and results in significant economic loss. However, it is important to bear in mind that biological variation exis...
Author/s :
Michael Ellis
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Article published the September 8, 2017:

Imaging technologies to study the composition of live pigs: a review

Introduction An ideal technique for the measurement of body growth and composition in livestock animals is noninvasive, non-destructive, accurate, easy to perform and applicable to a wide range of ages and body...
Author/s :
Maria M. Font-i-FurnolsMarina Gispert Martinell
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Article published the July 27, 2017:

Effects of heat stress on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in growing pigs

IntroductionHeat 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 elderly ...
Author/s :
Lance Baumgard
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Article published the November 21, 2016:

Influence of Storage Bin Design and Feed Characteristics on Flowability of Pig Diets Containing Maize Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles

Author/s :
Jerry ShursonKurt A. RosentraterLee J. Johnston
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Article published the August 26, 2016:

Discerning Pig Screams in Production Environments

IntroductionAnimal vocalisations can contain information such as signalling threats [1], choosing mates [2] or alerting infants for suckling [3]. In case of livestock animals, information contained in vocalisat...
Author/s :
Daniel BerckmansTheo Niewold
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Article published the June 7, 2013:

Market Pig Transport

IntroductionTransportation is a necessary part of modern U.S.A. pig production. Over 100 million U.S.A. pigs are transported 2 or 3 times from birth to market (USDA, 2005). Pigs are most often transported at we...
Author/s :
Anna Johnson
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Article published the April 23, 2013:

Amena-Animal Welfare at Markets and During Transport and Slaughter

1. IntroductionThis paper summarises some key findings fromrecent research into animal welfare during the preslaughter and slaughter periods. It focuses on injuries and ease of handling, stress effect...
Author/s :
N.G. Gregory
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