Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the...

Effects of Large Group Size on Productivity of Grower-Finisher Pigs

Author(s): T. Samarakone and H. Gonyou Publication Date: January 1, 2002 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2002 pp. 19 Country: Canada   Summary: A study was conducted to...

Effects of dietary leucine concentration on branched-chain amino acid metabolism in growing pigs

Leucine, Val, and Ile are categorized as the branched-chain AA (BCAA) because of the structural similarity of their side chains. All 3 BCAA share...

The Development of an Interactive Computer-Based Training Program for Timely and Humane On-Farm Pig...

Abstract With extensive knowledge and training in the prevention, management, and treatment of disease conditions in animals, veterinarians play a critical role in ensuring good...

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,...

Validation of a Low-cost Tool for Senecavirus A Detection, and Surveillance of Viral Prevalence...

Principal Investigator: Cassandra Jones Institution: Kansas State University Industry Summary: Senecavirus A (SVA), previously known as Seneca Valley Virus, is a detrimental pathogen in the United States...

Effects of Feeding Increasing Levels of Iron from Iron Sulfate or Iron Carbonate on...

Download the complete article Keywords Ferrous carbonate, growth performance, iron, iron sulfate, nursery Abstract A total of 140 weanling pigs (DNA 241 × 600, initially 12.2 ± 0.02...

Hydrogen Sulphide Concentration While Pulling Pit Plugs and Power-Washing Rooms

Author(s): L. Chenard, S. Lemay and C. Lague Publication Date: January 1, 2002 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2002 pp. 17-18 Country: Canada   Summary: Six pig farms...

Pain Control During Piglet Processing

Introduction Castration and tail-docking are common procedures occurring in the Canadian swine industry. Castration prevents boar taint, reduces aggressive behaviour and minimizes handling challenges often...

Aflatoxicosis in Swine

Download the complete report Aflatoxins are produced by Aspergillus flavus , a fungus often found in corn in the southeastern United States. This fungus thrives...