Genesus Global Technical Report, Minding Your Gilts’ Prenatal Environment

Minding Your Gilts’ Prenatal Environment Pius B. Mwansa, PhD   The lifelong performance of pigs is known to be affected by conditions during gestation (uterine) and early...

Investigating ventilation system requirements for a sow gestation barn converted to group housing

Computer simulation was utilized to assess the performance of different ventilation system configurations needed for a sow gestation barn newly-converted to group housing. Various...

Optimizing Dietary Energy for Maximum Profitability in Growing-Finishing Pigs

The swine nutrition teams at Kansas State University (KSU) and Pig Improvement Company (PIC) have developed a tool to optimize the level of dietary...

The Impact of Piglet Birth Weight on Subsequent Growout Performance and Carcass Quality

Author(s): J.F. Patience, A.D. Beaulieu and T. Osmanagic Publication Date: January 1, 2006 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2006 Country: Canada   Summary: SUMMARY Increased litter size resulted in...

Manipulation and regulation of post-weaning growth in the pig

Read the complete article The objective of this dissertation was to investigate the manipulation and regulation of post-weaning growth in the pig. Specific objectives,...

Identification, treatment and prevention of shoulder lesions in sows

Shoulder lesions are most commonly observed in sows during the weeks following farrowing. Long periods of lying combined with poor body condition can increase...

Fiber content of diet affects perceived odor of swine manure

Ammonia and volatile organic compounds are major contributors to air quality problems associated with swine production. Odorants result from the fermentative degradation of carbohydrates,...

Final Report: Development of Reagents and Serological Assays for Seneca Valley Virus

Project #: SHIC #SA1600754; NPB project #15-188 SHIC Principal Investigator: Steven Lawson Co-Investigators: E. Nelson, D. Diel, A. Singrey, T. Clement, J. Christopher-Hennings Institution:South Dakota State University Development...

Supplementation of swine diets with fat 

Download the complete article After several years of intensive research) the addition of fat to swine diets continues to generate spirited discussion. The use...

Where is fiber fermented in the pig digestive tract?

Fiber is increasingly being added to pig diets, but digestion of fiber in pigs is inefficient and poorly understood. In a new study from...