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Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the...

Effects of dietary leucine concentration on branched-chain amino acid metabolism in growing pigs

Leucine, Val, and Ile are categorized as the branched-chain AA (BCAA) because of the structural similarity of their side chains. All 3 BCAA share...

Auditing Nursery Facilities

The requirements and management of weaned pigs seem quite simple on the surface. Providing a good environment that is dry and free of drafts,...

Crack an egg to understand weaned pig feed intake

Stomach size is a limiting factor in feed intake and profit potential. Getting newly-weaned pigs to eat several times per day is a first step...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Large Litters and Piglet Quality A Necessary Tradeoff?

Dinesh Thekkoot PhD Litter size at birth has been considered one of the most important traits for evaluating sow prolificacy for the past few decades....

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...