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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...

Close to the finish: How grower pigs spread PRRS to sow farms

Read more articles on Pig Health Today https://pighealthtoday.com/ It’s time to consider the role finishing pigs play in the spread of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome...

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...

Corn DDGS is a high-value feed ingredient in swine diets: Part 1

Much has changed over the last 20 years in the choices of feed ingredients available and the way swine diets are formulated. One of...

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...

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...