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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...

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...

Mitigating Heat Stress in Sows with ActiSaf HR

Dr. Joe Loughmiller j.loughmiller@phileo.lesaffre.com Senior Swine Technical Services Manager What is Heat Stress? Heat stress occurs when a pig is unable to maintain a comfortable body temperature due...

Optimal conditions in the farrowing unit put nursery pigs in pole position

Dr. Inge Heinzl and Dr. Fellipe Barbosa The most important parameters for a pig producer is the number of healthy pigs weaned/sow/year and their weaning...

Improve Immune Response with Performance Trace Mineral Nutrition

Enteric bacterial infections, like swine dysentery, salmonellosis, and ileitis can be isolated from most swine herds. In fact, a pork producer can find such...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...
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