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Fat-soluble vitamins: Beyond nutritional needs

Source: (2018 Proceedings of the American Assoc. of Swine Veterinarians) Introduction Fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E are vital nutrients for all swine. These vitamins are routinely...

Two tactics to reduce stillborns and improve piglet survival

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Piglet survival sets the stage for a hog system’s success. Two midwestern sow operations recently discussed how...

Genesus Global Technical Report, PCAI vs Traditional AI

    PCAI vs Traditional AI Garth Braun, A.I Centre General Manager, Genesus Inc No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam...

Production Losses From an Endemic Animal Disease: Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in...

1Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States 2Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine,...

Heat stress: How much does it drain your pigs and profits?

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ First in a series Most people in the pork industry know the toll heat stress takes on pigs:...

Effects of inclusion rate of high fiber dietary ingredients on apparent ileal, hindgut, and...

Dr. Diego Navarro, a recent graduate from the Stein Monogastric Nutritition Laboratory, presents the results of his research into the effect of including high-fiber...

Treating Swine and Municipal Wastewater with Microbial Fuel Cell Technology

Authors: B.Z. Predicala, M Nemati, L.D. Moreno Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2014-15 Wastewater generated in the agriculture sector contain organic and nitrogenous compounds...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Another genomic tool for improving litter size

  Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Phd,  Genetician Genesus Inc. czhang@genesus.com Litter size is a very important factor determining sow profitability. A major limitation for increasing litter size is embryonic...

Managing feeding to reduce feed wastage in lactation

Electronic feeding systems have multiple advantages over manual feed delivery including collection of feed intake data, controlled delivery of fresh feed, reduced feed wastage,...

Combating Pre-Weaning Mortality: Set a Goal

For today’s swine producer, efficiency is everything. It drives profitability and is a key success indicator if operations are to remain competitive in the...