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The Pathogenesis of Osteochondrosis

Download the complete report The osteochondroses are a heterogeneous group of lesionsoccurring in growth (epiphyseal) cartilage of immature animals and are characterized by focal or...

Expert opinion on metal chains and other indestructible objects as proper enrichment for intensively-farmed...

EC Directive 2001/93 requires that all pigs have access to proper investigation and manipulation materials. Intensively farmed pigs in Europe are frequently provided with...

Survival of swine coronaviruses in feed

Quick facts There are three known coronaviruses that have devastating impacts on the swine industry. The viruses can be spread through equipment, people, other...

25 Years of Swine Research

25 Years of Swine Research Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Prairie Swine Centre by admin on May 5, 2017 This presentation outlines some of the major...

Auditing Nursery Facilities

The requirements and management of weaned pigs seem quite simple on the surface. Providing a good environment that is dry and free of drafts,...

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...

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...

Mitigating Barn Deterioration

When we look across the Canadian pork industry it becomes apparent that due to the age of most facilities a large percentage will need...

Impact of swine drinking water sulphate levels on gas emissions and manure nutrients

Author(s): B.Z. Predicala, J.F. Patience Publication Date: January 1, 2006 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2006 Country: Canada   Summary: Summary The impact of varying sulphate levels in drinking...

Keeping Pigs Cool in the Summer Heat

Grow-finish pigs, photo credit: Elizabeth Hines The hot days of summer can be a drag, especially for pigs because they do not have functional sweat...