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Effect of resistant and digestible starch on intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, and zinc...

Abstract The first nonmilk foods that are given to infants contain high levels of starch, a fraction of which is resistant to enzyme hydrolysis. Incomplete...

Optimal conditions in the farrowing unit put nursery pigs in pole position

Dr. Inge Heinzl and Dr. Fellipe Barbosa The most important parameters for a pig producer is the number of healthy pigs weaned/sow/year and their weaning...

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...

Good gut health can help prevent disease in swine

Quick facts Gut microflora, diet and increases in pathogens interact in swine digestion. Formulating diets is a key tool for maintaining gut health and...

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...