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Arm & Hammer: Zinc Oxide Promising For Piglets

The year 2022 brings big change in the European Union (EU) and Asian swine markets. That's when the EU will ban zinc oxide (ZnO),...

Impact of swine drinking water sulphate levels on gas emissions and manure nutrients

Author(s): B.Z. Predicala, J.F. Patience Publication Date: January 1, 2006 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2006 Country: Canada   Summary: Summary The impact of varying sulphate levels in drinking...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Feed intake, growth and health

  Feed intake, growth and health Dr. Chunyan Zhang, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. All pig producers will agree, feed is the largest cost of production, accounting for...

Research Report: Comparative digestibility and retention rate of calcium and phosphorus in low- and...

Digestibility of Ca and P is most correctly determined as standardized total tract digestibility (STTD). Data for the STTD of P in most feed...

Behaviour of Pigs in Large Group Auto-Sort

Large group auto-sort systems pose some significant challenges to pigs n terms of eating behaviour. The feeders are a ll located in a food...

‘Nuts n’ tails’ fluid testing is promising, practical method of PRRSV monitoring

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Testing fluids obtained from routine castration and tail-docking procedures looks to be a promising, practical and affordable way...

Ventilation System Requirements for Conversion to Group Sow Housing

When converting to group housing for sows if remodeling of the previous ventilation systems does not occur, it is estimated that over-ventilating will occur...

Building a better understanding of biosecurity and PRRS risks

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ At the center of any biosecurity program is the goal of preventing pathogens or diseases from entering and...

Managing Sows in Groups from Weaning: Are there Advantages?

Under good conditions of management, where sows are housed in static groups and individually fed, grouping sows at weaning does not negatively impact sow...

Hogs getting hammered, stay short

To “Read” Walt’s charts, keep the following in mind: Support – this term refers to a trend line or price area under the market which...