Swine genetics and reproduction Technical Articles

Genetics - Reproduction

Article published the February 3, 2023:

Dietary supplementation with 0.4% L-arginine between days 14 and 30 of gestation enhances NO and polyamine syntheses and water transport in porcine placentae

IntroductionPigs suffer high rates of embryonic mortality, especially during the peri-implantation period of pregnancy [1, 2] when embryos elongate rapidly, signal for pregnancy recognition, and attach to ...
Author/s :
Guoyao Wu
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Article published the January 13, 2023:

Maternal supplementation with natural antioxidants (Herbal C and Herbal E) during pregnancy in sows

Background InformationMajor changes in the swine industry during the last quarter century have significantly influenced vitamin nutrition of swine. Improvements in the efficiency of swine production system thro...
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Dr. Shivi Maini
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Article published the September 5, 2022:

Tributyrin, a Butyrate Pro-Drug, Primes Satellite Cells for Differentiation by Altering the Epigenetic Landscape

1. IntroductionTissue-specific stem cells have the potential to self-renew or differentiate into mature cells, contributing to tissue growth and homeostasis. Muscle specific stem cells, satellite cells, maintai...
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Chad H. Stahl
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Article published the July 15, 2022:

Molecular characterization by serotyping PCR and LS-PCR of Glaesserella (Haemophilus) parasuis strains isolated from clinical cases in Peru

IntroductionMolecular serotyping and LS-PCR are valuable and practical tools for Glaeserella parasuis characterization (1, 2). Early in 2020, and due to the forced postpandemic closure, several swine production...
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Ana Fiorella Castillo Espinoza
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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 21, 2022:

Boar Stud Contributions to Sow Farm Fecundity Goals

IntroductionThe use of high quality boar semen is critical to obtaining desired herd fertility goals. When using artificial insemination (AI) in a breeding program, the semen supplier becomes an external input ...
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Article published the February 21, 2022:

How to Deal with Success in Genetic Improvement

There are several different genetic technologies that have been used to improve trait performance for pig farmers. Some examples would include: a) Terminal Cross Mating System: this is simply using a crossbred ...
Author/s :
John Mabry
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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 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:

Towards the development of epigenetic marks of stress and welfare in farm animals

IntroductionWhile meat production generates food and a livelihood for billions of people around the planet, it is also associated with environmental and health consequences (OECD 2016). Among production an...
Author/s :
Carlos Guerrero Bosagna
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