Genesus Global Technical Report, Another genomic tool for improving litter size

  Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Phd,  Genetician Genesus Inc. czhang@genesus.com Litter size is a very important factor determining sow profitability. A major limitation for increasing litter size is embryonic...

Behavioral Principles of Livestock Handling

TEMPLE GRANDIN Livestock Handling Systems. Inc, Animal Science Department Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado 80523Reviewed by S.D. Musgrave and G.W. Thrasher.   Summary Reducing stress during handling will improve productivity...

Improved Laying Areas for Sows

Improved Laying Areas for Sows Posted in: Pork Insight Articles, Prairie Swine Centre, Swine Innovation by Ken Engele on March 23, 2018  Improving the Laying Area...

Impact of Diet on Odor

North Carolina State University, Department of Animal Science and W. Powers Iowa State University, Department of Animal Science   Summary Although odors have always been associated with animal production,...

Effect of Dietary Calcium and Phosphorus in Sows on Bone Development in Piglets

Adequate nutrition, including minerals, is important for gestating sows, particularly gilts, as growth and development of their piglets needs to be supported while their...

Using creep feeding as a strategy to improve post weaning feed intake and piglet...

Overall, the provision of creep feed for 5 days prior to weaning had no effect on weaning weights or growth rate from day 21...

Development of Sensitive and Reliable Diagnostic Assay to Detect Atypical Procine Pestivirus (APPV) in...

Industry Summary: Atypical Porcine Pestivirus (APPV) is reported as an etiological agent for type A-II congenital tremors in newborn piglets. Since the first report of...

Integrated Fly Control at an Eastern Corn Belt Swine Finishing Unit

Dr. Tom Gillespie, DVM University of Purdue; Diplomate, ABVP Swine Health Management Specialty Kevin C. Thorne B.A. DePaul University (case manager) Abstract A study was conducted in the Eastern Corn...

Pain Management and Enrichment for Pigs

Summary: Powerpoint outlining new guidelines that came into place as of July 2016 regarding pain managment and enrichment PAIN MANAGEMENT As of July 1st 2016: Castration performed at...

Impact of Feeder Adjustment and Group Size/ Density on Weanling Pig Performance

Author(s): Smith, Laura, A. Denise Beaulieu Ph.D., John F. Patience Ph.D., Harold Gonyou Ph.D., and R. Dean Boyd Ph.D. Publication Date: January 1, 2003 Reference: Manitoba...
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