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Alternatives for Controlling and Detecting Boar Taint in Market Hogs

Many recent studies have compared intact males and castrates, or castrates and Improvest® treated males. This study is rare in that it includes females,...

Deep Litter Fermentation Systems for Fattening Pigs (technical Improvements, Nutrient Balance)

Author(s): Kaufmann, R. Publication Date: January 1, 1997 Reference: Livestock Environment V. Proceeding of the Fifth International Symposium. Edited by R.W. Bottcher and S.J. Hoff. American...

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...

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,...

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...

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...