Dietary Sodium Bicarbonate and Stereotypic Behavior of Gestating Sows

J.N. Marchant-Forde1 and E.A. Pajor2 1USDA-ARS, Livestock Behavior Research Unit, Purdue University; 2Department of Animal Sciences Introduction Sows in confinement housing systems often perform repetitive behaviors such...

Pain Management and Enrichment for Pigs

Summary: Powerpoint outlining new guidelines that came into place as of July 2016 regarding pain managment and enrichment PAIN MANAGEMENT As of July 1st 2016: Castration performed at...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Is Customizing Pork Primal Value an Opportunity

  Is Customising Pork Primal Value an Opportunity? Bob Kemp,VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc. In the last several years the value of different pork primals...

Evaluation of Organic and Inorganic Acids in Various Feeding Programs as Alternatives to Antibiotic...

M. Walsh1, D. Sholly1, D. Kelly1, M. Cobb1, S. Trapp1, R. Hinson1, A. Sutton1, S. Radcliffe1, B. Harmon1, J. Smith2, and B. Richert1 1Department of...

Investigating ventilation system requirements for a sow gestation barn converted to group housing

Computer simulation was utilized to assess the performance of different ventilation system configurations needed for a sow gestation barn newly-converted to group housing. Various...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Short remarks about sow’s lactation

Pavel Trefilov, Swine Specialist, Genesus Inc.   If you search the internet «sows do not produce milk» or «sows do not produce enough milk» you will...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Short remark about dry sows feeding

  Pavel Tefilov, Swine Specialist, Genesus Inc. When we miss paying enough attention to feeding dry sows during gestation, this may lead to serious issues with...

Genesus Technical Report – New Research in Population Health

  New Research in Population Health Nick Boddicker, PhD In February we attended the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. This conference is held every...

Egg antibody technology for nursery pig application

By Dr. Inge Heinzl and Dr. Fellipe Barbosa Egg antibody technology for nursery pig application Pigs at birth having insufficient immunity are simply not able to...

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...
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