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NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Infectious disease and other external stressors are large cost components in pork production and are detrimental to animal welfare. Resilience is defined as the ability of an animal to perform and thrive despite exposure to stressors (infectious...
  Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc. Selection indexes in the Genesus Genetic Program are a measure of profitability. Genomic Estimated Breeding Values (GEBV) are estimated for the key traits affecting profitability. The higher the Index the more...
Chad Bierman, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. What is disease resilience and why is it important? Disease challenges in swine put downward pressure on the economics of pork production. Disease resilience is important because it is a phenotypic descriptor for individual...
A trial managed by Carthage Innovation Swine Solutions (CISS) in the US found that the 100 percent natural oregano essential oil (OEO) feed additive, Orego-Stim from Anpario, improved numbers of piglets weaned per sow through reduced mortality and removals...
Download the complete article Daniel Andersen, Associate Professor, Ag. and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa Purpose Iowa Select Farms installed an electrostatic precipitator at the end of two tunnel ventilated swine finishing barns near Alden, Iowa. The objective was to quantify...
Introduction The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) epidemic in 2013 – 2014 caused high morbidity and mortality for hog farmers throughout North America.  Animal feed was identified at that time as a risk factor and one of the potential vehicles...
A large portion of sows removed from commercial breeding herds in the U.S. are due to lameness. Previous data suggest levels of P fed to developing gilts may be below that required for maximal skeletal development, and that microbial...
Abstract Beginning in the fall of 2014 there has been a general and widespread increase in the incidence of prolapse in the U.S. swine herd. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the incidence, causative factors and treatment...
The overall objective of this endeavor was to develop and apply new tools and algorithms to swine diagnostic data as a means for enhancing the existing systems of monitoring the health of Iowa and US swine. The number of porcine...
Abstract Animal performance, feed efficiency, and overall health are heavily dependent on gut health. Changes in animal production systems and feed regulations away from the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) have necessitated the identification of strategies to optimize gut...
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