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Strategies to Reduce Use of Zinc Oxide by Modulating Gut Microbiota in Pigs

Strategies to Reduce Use of Zinc Oxide by Modulating Gut Microbiota in Pigs

Zinc (Zn) plays an important role in the metabolism of swine and as such is an essential trace element for growing pigs, according to Nutriad. Applying a sound SANACORE EN strategy can make a real difference for producers that want to limit the use of zinc oxide in pig feeds. Zinc deficiency may result in

Rice bran in weanling pig diets does not reduce growth performance Full fat or defatted

Rice bran in weanling pig diets does not reduce growth performance          Full fat or defatted

Full fat or defatted rice bran can be included in weanling pig diets at up to 20 percent without negatively affecting growth performance. Inclusion of 10 percent full fat or defatted rice bran maximized average daily gain. Inclusion of 20 percent full fat rice bran maximized the gain to feed ratio. URBANA, Ill. – Research

The techniques for success, and the pitfalls for failure in detection of estrus in the breeding herd

The techniques for success, and the pitfalls for failure in detection of estrus in the breeding herd

The procedures for detecting estrus in pigs are well known and for the most part are relatively straightforward. Yet, what is often very simple can become complicated by the realities of daily production at the farm. These realities often change the optimum conditions and the use of best procedures and ultimately alter the success of

Genesus Global Technical Report, Consumers and Pork Quality – Sensory Taste

Genesus Global Technical Report, Consumers and Pork Quality – Sensory Taste

Chunyan Zhang, PhD Research Associate, University of Alberta/Genesus Inc.   Globally, pork is consumed in the largest proportion of all meat (40.1%), followed by poultry (34.1%), beef (21.0%) and finally sheep and goat meat (4.7%) (USDA, 2015). Consumers are the last and most important step in the pork chain, and satisfying their eating expectations is

Does the Inclusion of Lyso-Lecithin (Lecired) Improve the Growth of Newly Weaned Pigs?

Does the Inclusion of Lyso-Lecithin (Lecired) Improve the Growth of Newly Weaned Pigs?

The newly weaned piglet is abruptly transferred from a liquid milk diet, containing about 8% fat to a dry diet with approximately 5% fat. Moreover, fat digestibility of milk fat by the suckling pig approaches 95% while the digestion of dietary fat by the piglet shortly after weaning is only about 75% (cited by Price

Research at Illinois studies importance of threonine:lysine ratio in pig diets

Research at Illinois studies importance of threonine:lysine ratio in pig diets

The ideal threonine:lysine ratio in diets fed to growing pigs has not yet been conclusively established. High levels of dietary fiber may increase the requirement for threonine in the diet. A threonine:lysine ratio of 0.71 was required to optimize average daily gain in pigs fed high-fiber diets, compared with a ratio 0.66 for pigs fed

Antimicrobial Resistance of Faecal Escherichia coli Isolates from Pig Farms with Different Durations of In-feed Antimicrobial Use

Antimicrobial Resistance of Faecal Escherichia coli Isolates from Pig Farms with Different Durations of In-feed Antimicrobial Use

By: J.F. Gibbons, F. Boland, J. Egan, S. Fanning, B.K. Markey, F.C. Leonard First published: 10 September 2015 Antimicrobial use and resistance in animal and food production are of concern to public health. The primary aims of this study were to determine the frequency of resistance to 12 antimicrobials in Escherichia coli isolates from 39

Research Report: Effect of Adding Tribasic Copper Chloride (TBCC) to Diets for Weanling Pigs

Research Report: Effect of Adding Tribasic Copper Chloride (TBCC) to Diets for Weanling Pigs

  Copper is an essential micronutrient for animals. It is involved in cellular respiration and connective tissue development as well as being an essential component of several enzymes. High doses of copper—about 20 times the nutritional requirement—have been shown to improve growth performance in pigs. This may be because copper has an antimicrobial effect in

Know the Signs! New SHIC Fact Sheet Available on High-Path PRRSV

Know the Signs! New SHIC Fact Sheet Available on High-Path PRRSV

  In China, during 2006, over 2 Million pigs were affected by Highly Pathogenic PRRS Virus. Over 400,000 died. Today, the variant virus continues to plague the area, leaving open the possibility of trans-Pacific introduction into North America. The Swine Health and Information Center (SHIC) announces the addition of a new fact sheet on Highly Pathogenic

Effects of full fat or defatted rice bran and microbial xylanase on growth performance of weanling pigs

Effects of full fat or defatted rice bran and microbial xylanase on growth performance of weanling pigs

  Gloria Casas is a Ph. D. candidate in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory. In this presentation, she discusses the effects of feeding full fat rice bran and defatted rice bran, without or with the addition of microbial xylanase, on growth performance and blood characteristics of weanling pigs. Adapted from a presentation at the 2016

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