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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...

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,...

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...

Weekly Livestock Market Update with Scott Brown, July 8th 2019

•This week in the markets - We talked before markets closed on Friday. Live cattle are $1.75 lower this week and cash feeder cattle...

Environmental Enrichment Strategies for Sows

ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT STRATEGIES FOR GROUP-HOUSED SOWS Summary: This video clip contains testimonials from pig producers who participated in a project to enrich the living space...

Genesus Global Technical Report. Selection for Sow Longevity in Commercial Pig Farming

Dr. Dinesh Thekkoot, Genesus Inc.   Sow longevity is a key economic component in commercial pig farming, as it is directly proportional to the herd replacement...

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...

Detection of mycotoxins and metabolites in animal products

Carry-over of mycotoxins in animal products has been studied since the 1990s. Attempts have been made to understand the mechanism involved, the rate of...

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...

Effect of resistant and digestible starch on intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, and zinc...

Abstract The first nonmilk foods that are given to infants contain high levels of starch, a fraction of which is resistant to enzyme hydrolysis. Incomplete...
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