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Quick facts Grouping sows by parity can improve performance and well-being of young sows in group-gestation housing systems. Improving young sow performance can help improve lifetime output of these sows. Ultimately, it can help improve production efficiency of sow herds...
M. hyopneumoniae causes one of the swine industry’s most devastating diseases—a chronic, infectious pneumonia that can cause respiratory distress and lung lesions in pigs. It can also severely slow pig growth. In order for producers and veterinarians to best...
Researchers VanderWaal, Paploski, Makau and Corzo at the University of Minnesota provide new insights into how PRRSv spreads between farms and the importance of data sharing in this research article published in Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Highlights The study combined three...
By Dr. Yuzhi Li, Associate Professor of Swine Behavior and Alternative Production in the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Sciences. Originally printed in The LAND – as April 30/May 7, 2021 Swine & U column The University of Minnesota has...
his is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website. The Morrison Swine Health Monitoring Project take a look at whether PRRSv...
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.  Even with these improvements, data suggests that mycotoxins remain a significant problem for livestock producers....
Reprinted as posted on Swine in Minnesota blog. Adopted from November 12, 2021 Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project Friday rubric Key Points The vertically integrated structure of swine production and the network among swine facilities allow important swine pathogens...
Today, we are sharing a recent article published in the journal Microorganisms by Dr. Valeris-Chacin and the MycoLab. The publication, available in open access, focuses on the relationships among fecal, air, oral, and tracheal microbial communities in pigs. the objectives...
Dr. Noelle Noyes received the 2022 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for her work on Microbes for Sustainable Intensification of Livestock Production. As the human population expands, so does its demand for protein. Livestock farmers must meet this demand, but their land...
This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website. This wee, Drs. Peter Davies and Randall Singer from the University of...
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