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Effect of decreasing protein levels in diets fed to weanling pigs on growth performance,...

Diarrhea is one of the main problems for pigs during the post-weaning period. Traditionally, antibiotic growth promoters have been used to control post-weaning diarrhea,...

The Interaction Between Pig Density and Dietary Energy on Performance

Dietary net energy and stocking density independently affect performance, feed utilization and profits in the finisher barn. The objective of this experiment was to assess the...

PRRS vaccine overcomes maternal immunity in day-old piglets

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ A new vaccine for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been shown to overcome maternal immunity in...

Pork products have digestible indispensable amino acid scores that are greater than 100, but...

ork is the most widely consumed animal meat in the world accounting for approximately 40% of the total global meat intake. Pork almost always...

Mycoplasma control starts with stabilizing sow herd

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Economic losses caused by the bacterium Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae run between $3 to $10 per finishing hog due to...

Effects of microbial phytase on mucin synthesis, gastric protein hydrolysis, and degradation of phytate...

Abstract An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis that pigs fed diets supplemented with exogenous phytase reduce mucin synthesis in the small intestine, increase...

Genesus Global Technical Report. Carcass primals improvement – international market demand

Dr. Chunyan Zhang, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. Canada is a major exporter of pork products, with ~70% pork being exported to the US, China, Japan,...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Carcass and Pork Quality – Variation is Key

Kemp,VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc.     Per capita consumption of pork in the US has not increased over the last few years (USDA -...

Influence of the concentration of dietary digestible calcium on growth performance, bone ash, and...

Requirements for P for growing pigs are expressed as the requirement for standardized total tract digestible (STTD) P, whereas requirements for Ca are usually...

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...