Pigs can’t sweat to cool off; give them help on hot days

Pigs can’t cool themselves through sweating and need special attention during heat waves, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutrition specialist Marcia Shannon. Pigs take...

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...

Amino acid and energy digestibility of an enhanced torula yeast and fish meal fed...

Yeast may be used instead of fish meal or other animal protein sources in diets for weanling pigs and there are several yeast proteins...

Egg antibody technology for nursery pig application

By Dr. Inge Heinzl and Dr. Fellipe Barbosa Egg antibody technology for nursery pig application Pigs at birth having insufficient immunity are simply not able to...

First Oral Vaccination of Eurasian Wild Boar Against African Swine Fever Virus Genotype II

1Animal Health Department, Faculty of Veterinary, VISAVET Health Surveillance Centre, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain 2European Union Reference Laboratory for ASF, Centro...

Research on Viral Transmission in Feedstuffs Yields New Information

– With research confirming that swine viruses can be transmitted through feed and feedstuffs, new studies are looking at how to prevent the spread...

Application of new biotechnologies for improvements in swine nutrition and pork production

Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology201910:28 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40104-019-0337-6 ©  The Author(s). 2019 Received: 15 November 2018 Accepted: 17 February 2019 Published: 19 April 2019 Abstract Meeting the increasing demands for high-quality pork protein requires not only...

Zygote injection of CRISPR/Cas9 RNA successfully modifies the target gene without delaying blastocyst development...

Abstract The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tool has increased the efficiency of creating genetically modified pigs for use as biomedical or agricultural models. The objectives were...

Genomic tools for addressing breed purity and optimising heterosis in pig production

Everestus Akanno, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc.   Swine genetic improvement programs are concentrated in nucleus herds that keep single or multiple breeds or composites with the...

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...