Genesus Global Technical Report, Inbreeding: Not all Gloom and Doom

Pius B. Mwansa, PhD, Genesus Inc.   As a process, mating of individuals that are related is defined as inbreeding.   Strictly speaking, all animals in a breed...

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 -...

Thinking the Way Animals Do

As a person with autism, it is easy for me to understand how animals think because my thinking processes are like an animal's. Autism...

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...

Validation of a Low-cost Tool for Senecavirus A Detection, and Surveillance of Viral Prevalence...

Principal Investigator: Cassandra Jones Institution: Kansas State University Industry Summary: Senecavirus A (SVA), previously known as Seneca Valley Virus, is a detrimental pathogen in the United States...

Mitigating Heat Stress in Sows with ActiSaf HR

Dr. Joe Loughmiller j.loughmiller@phileo.lesaffre.com Senior Swine Technical Services Manager What is Heat Stress? Heat stress occurs when a pig is unable to maintain a comfortable body temperature due...

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...

Improve Immune Response with Performance Trace Mineral Nutrition

Enteric bacterial infections, like swine dysentery, salmonellosis, and ileitis can be isolated from most swine herds. In fact, a pork producer can find such...

Evaluating Differences in Stress Levels in Lean Growth Versus Control Landrace Pigs

S. Torrey, S. Weaver, E. Pajor, D. Kuhlers, and T. Stewart Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, and Auburn University Introduction In livestock, aggression may lead to...

Productivity and Salmonella Incidence of Swine Reared in Differing Management Systems

J.N. Nielsen, J.A. Patterson, P. Boccazzi, J. Frank, A. Sutton, A. Schinckel, and B. Richert Department of Animal Sciences   Food contamination due to Salmonella is the...
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