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Does phytase release less phosphorus than we think, and are we under-feeding phosphorus to...

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...

Prolapse Incidence in Swine Breeding Herds Is a Cause for Concern

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...

Monitoring ISU VDL data for signs of emerging diseases

The overall objective of this endeavor was to develop and apply new tools and algorithms to swine diagnostic data as a means for enhancing...

Dietary Fiber and Intestinal Health of Monogastric Animals

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...

Replacing dietary antibiotics with L-glutamine and synbiotics following weaning and transport in pigs

Download the Full Report Funded By National Pork Board Immediately following weaning, pigs must adapt to multiple stressors such as transportation, handling, litter mixing, crowding, and delayed...

Managing Mycotoxins in Pig Feeds.

By Joe Loughmiller, PhD Phileo by Lesaffre Background: Crop production, harvest and storage improvements have reduced the amount and number of mycotoxins in feed grains. ...

Risk of African swine fever virus introduction into the United States through smuggling of...

Abstract African swine fever causes substantial economic losses in the swine industry in affected countries. Traditionally confined to Africa with only occasional incursions into other...

Veterinary Feed Directive – Year One in Review, By Elizabeth Ferry, Michigan State University

To gain a better understanding of the direct impacts to farmer raising animals for food productions MSU Extension led a nationwide survey to help...

Optimizing Postweaning Growth Performance in Pigs with ActiSaf HR+ and NucleoSaf 600

Dr. Joe Loughmiller Phileo by Lesaffre Swine Technical Services What are nucleotides and when are they needed? Nucleotides are the components of DNA and RNA in...

The Effect of Encapsulated Butyric Acid in Nursery Pig Performance

Download the complete article This trial was conducted to determine the effects of an encapsulated butyric acid (ButiPEARL™) in the nursery phase of pig production...
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