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In the Age of FAD, Premises ID is Vital

Pork Checkoff Director of Swine Health Programs Patrick Webb offers insight into the threat of foreign animal disease and the infrastructure in place to...

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...

– Nutrient utilization, pork quality, and lysine requirement of immunological castrates

Download the complete article ABSTRACT Investigational research is required to support the development of a new technology called immunological castration, which addresses the issue of boar...

Swine Producers Relying on Non-Antibiotic Alternative to Reducing Stress in Pigs

The use of non-antibiotic feed additives to enhance performance continues to gain strength and recognition as a result of the EU AGP ban in...

Improving Porcine Transcriptome Annotation By Integrating EST, mRNAs and Whole Blood RNA-Seq Data

Haibo Liu , Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA Christopher K. Tuggle ,...

Technical note: Efficient protocol for isolation of total ribonucleic acid from lyophilized fat and...

Author(s): R. N. Pena, A. Cánovas, and J. Estany Publication Date: August 5, 2011 Reference: J. Anim. Sci. 2010. 88:442–445   Summary: Isolation of total RNA from frozen muscle...

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...

Nitrogen Retention and Nutrient Digestibility in Diets Formulated Using the Net Energy System

Download the complete report Summary and Implications Diets with an increasing amount of co-products and formulated with a constant or declining net energy (NE) content...

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...

Ventilation System Requirements for Conversion to Group Sow Housing

When converting to group housing for sows if remodeling of the previous ventilation systems does not occur, it is estimated that over-ventilating will occur...