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Successfully Converting to Group Sow Housing

Demonstrating Management Practices that Enhance the Sustainability of Pork Production Activity 1.1 – Successfully Converting to Gestating Sow Group Housing In September 2017 two group sow...

Novel Reagent Detects Memory Immune Response in Vaccinated Animals

Researchers have developed a novel reagent capable of detecting rare, antigen-specific B cells that indicate successful vaccination in veterinary animals. The method used to...

Effect of Dietary Calcium and Phosphorus in Sows on Bone Development in Piglets

Adequate nutrition, including minerals, is important for gestating sows, particularly gilts, as growth and development of their piglets needs to be supported while their...

Arm & Hammer: Zinc Oxide Promising For Piglets

The year 2022 brings big change in the European Union (EU) and Asian swine markets. That's when the EU will ban zinc oxide (ZnO),...

Integrated Fly Control at an Eastern Corn Belt Swine Finishing Unit

Dr. Tom Gillespie, DVM University of Purdue; Diplomate, ABVP Swine Health Management Specialty Kevin C. Thorne B.A. DePaul University (case manager) Abstract A study was conducted in the Eastern Corn...

Behavioral Principles of Livestock Handling

TEMPLE GRANDIN Livestock Handling Systems. Inc, Animal Science Department Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado 80523Reviewed by S.D. Musgrave and G.W. Thrasher.   Summary Reducing stress during handling will improve productivity...

Optimizing Dietary Energy for Maximum Profitability in Growing-Finishing Pigs

The swine nutrition teams at Kansas State University (KSU) and Pig Improvement Company (PIC) have developed a tool to optimize the level of dietary...

Genesus Global Technical Report, PCAI vs Traditional AI

    PCAI vs Traditional AI Garth Braun, A.I Centre General Manager, Genesus Inc No matter what catheter you use PCAI (Post Cervical AI) or Traditional AI (foam...

Development of Sensitive and Reliable Diagnostic Assay to Detect Atypical Procine Pestivirus (APPV) in...

Industry Summary: Atypical Porcine Pestivirus (APPV) is reported as an etiological agent for type A-II congenital tremors in newborn piglets. Since the first report of...

Impact of Diet on Odor

North Carolina State University, Department of Animal Science and W. Powers Iowa State University, Department of Animal Science   Summary Although odors have always been associated with animal production,...
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