Home Canada West Technical Articles

Canada West Technical Articles


Impact of Feeder Adjustment on Weanling Pig Performance

When we look across the Canadian pork industry it becomes apparent that due to the age of most facilities a large percentage will need...

Enrichment for sows: increasing positive behavior

On Canadian farms, interest in enrichment has grown recently due to changes in the Code of Practice requirements, stating that ‘Pigs must be provided...

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE SAFETY OF THREE REPRODUCTIVE VACCINES IN GILTS

Camprodon, A; Jordà, R*. *Corresponding author (ramon.jorda@hipra.com) HIPRA, Amer (Girona), Spain Introduction Vaccination against Swine Erysipelas (SE), Porcine Parvovirus (PPV) and Leptospira infections in sows during lactation is...

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE HUMORAL RESPONSE AGAINST SWINE ERYSIPELAS AND PORCINE PARVOVIRUS INDUCED BY...

Puig, A; Camprodon, A; Jordà, R*; Perozo, E. *Corresponding author (ramon.jorda@hipra.com) HIPRA, Amer (Girona), Spain     Introduction Protection against Swine Erysipelas (SE) and Porcine Parvovirus (PPV) mainly comes from...

Mitigating Barn Deterioration

When we look across the Canadian pork industry it becomes apparent that due to the age of most facilities a large percentage will need...

Technical note: Efficient protocol for isolation of total ribonucleic acid from lyophilized fat and...

Author(s): R. N. Pena, A. Cánovas, and J. Estany Publication Date: August 5, 2011 Reference: J. Anim. Sci. 2010. 88:442–445   Summary: Isolation of total RNA from frozen muscle...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Large Litters and Piglet Quality A Necessary Tradeoff?

Dinesh Thekkoot PhD Litter size at birth has been considered one of the most important traits for evaluating sow prolificacy for the past few decades....

Impact of swine drinking water sulphate levels on gas emissions and manure nutrients

Author(s): B.Z. Predicala, J.F. Patience Publication Date: January 1, 2006 Reference: Prairie Swine Centre Annual Research Report 2006 Country: Canada   Summary: Summary The impact of varying sulphate levels in drinking...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Feed intake, growth and health

  Feed intake, growth and health Dr. Chunyan Zhang, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. All pig producers will agree, feed is the largest cost of production, accounting for...

Engineering controls to reduce hydrogen sulfide exposure to workers in swine buildings

Summary: Engineering controls to reduce hydrogen sulfide exposure of workers in swine buildings Bernardo Predicala1, Stéphane Lemay2, Claude Laguë3, Shala Christianson1 Summary Three engineering control measures were developed and...