Sow feeding management Technical Articles

Nutrition

Article published the March 16, 2022:

Supplementation of sow diets with a Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product on lactation performance and fecal Clostridium perfringens

Introduction:Clostridium perfringens is a gram-positive bacteria that can cause diarrhea and is commonly transferred from the sow to the piglet. The objective of this study was to evaluate dietary addition of a...
Author/s :
Benjamin BassTsung Cheng Tsai
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Article published the March 8, 2022:

Lessons Learned from Managing Electronic Sow Feeders and Sow Body Weight Data

IntroductionAs many production systems are transitioning from individual gestation stalls to different styles of group housing, there are new challenges for data collection in the gestation barn. Commonly refer...
Author/s :
Bob GoodbandDr. Joel DeRoucheyJason WoodworthLori ThomasMike Tokach Steve Dritz
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Article published the March 8, 2022:

The Role of Genetic Selection on Agonistic Behavior and Welfare of Gestating Sows Housed in Large Semi-Static Groups

1. IntroductionWith increasing public awareness regarding pig welfare, gestating sow housing systems are currently changing around the world to group-housing. While the legislation on sows’ group-housing ...
Author/s :
Frederic GuaySophie Brajon
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Article published the February 16, 2022:

Big (pig) data and the internet of the swine things: a new paradigm in the industry

IntroductionThe present work addresses the use of data in improving decision making and farm productivity, one of the aspects that has generated more interest in swine production in recent years. In the current...
Author/s :
Carlos PiñeiroEdgar Garcia ManzanillaJoaquín MoralesMaría AparicioYuzo Koketsu
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Article published the February 8, 2022:

Influence of sows’ parity on performance and humoral immune response of the offspring

BackgroundPrimiparous sows (PP) have higher nutrient requirements [1, 2] and fewer piglets born than multiparous sows (MP) [3]. Usually, PP sows are bred before they reach mature body size and when the back fat...
Author/s :
Carlos PiñeiroEdgar Garcia ManzanillaJoaquín Morales
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Article published the February 3, 2022:

Social status and previous experience in the group as predictors of welfare of sows housed in large semi-static groups

IntroductionDue to considerable changes in the pig industry worldwide in favour to groups-housing systems, understanding social behaviour of pigs and its impact on welfare has become increasingly important...
Author/s :
Frederic GuaySophie Brajon
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Article published the January 19, 2022:

Genetic diversity and antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus hyicus isolated from sows with purulent vulvar discharge

IntroductionVulvar discharges are related to reproductive tract infections that can lead to decreased sow fertility and other impairments in zootechnical indices, which reduces profitability1,2,3. However, know...
Author/s :
André Pegoraro PoorAndrea Micke MorenoMauricio Dutra
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Article published the December 20, 2021:

Key production traits that determine sow lifetime productivity in commercial practice

IntroductionSow longevity is defined as the time elapsed from gilt entry into the breeding herd until removal as a result of culling or death. Increasing herd retention rate is important to maximize sow li...
Author/s :
Ana Paula MellagiANDRÉ LUIS MALLMANNFernando BortolozzoRafael Ulguim
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Article published the December 15, 2021:

Effect of farrowing pen size on pre-weaning performance of piglets

INTRODUCTIONSubstantial increases in litter size have occurred in commercial swine production over recent years which have been accompanied by increases in pre-weaning piglet mortality. The number of piglets bo...
Author/s :
Katherine Vande PolMichael Ellis
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Article published the December 9, 2021:

The effect of maternal antibiotic use in sows on intestinal development in offspring

ABSTRACTThe objective of this study is to investigate the effect of a maternal antibiotic administration during the last week of gestation on the early life intestinal development in neonatal piglets. Colonizat...
Author/s :
Dirkjan SchokkerPeter Ramaekers
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