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Concepts of Pig Growth and Composition

Pork producers have economic incentives based on consumer demand and carcass-value marketing programs to produce lean pork as efficiently as possible. Changes in the...

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),...

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...

Using a Stochastic Model to Evaluate Swine Production Management with Paylean® I: Model Development...

N. Li, A.P. Schinckel, P.V. Preckel, and B.T. Richert Departments of Agricultural Economics and Animal Sciences Introduction The economically optimal use of ractopamine (RAC, Paylean) had been...

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...

‘Nuts n’ tails’ fluid testing is promising, practical method of PRRSV monitoring

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Testing fluids obtained from routine castration and tail-docking procedures looks to be a promising, practical and affordable way...

Building a better understanding of biosecurity and PRRS risks

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ At the center of any biosecurity program is the goal of preventing pathogens or diseases from entering and...

PCR falls short in monitoring PRRSV transport biosecurity

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ Transport biosecurity is a growing priority as evidence shows that contaminated livestock trailers are a significant risk in...

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...