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Briony M. Atkinson, Bradley L. Bearson, Crystal L. Loving, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, Jalusa D. Kich & Shawn M. D. Bearson Porcine Health Management volume 5, Article number: 29 (2019) Abstract Salmonella is a leading cause of bacterial foodborne-related illness and pork products are a...
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 to high environmental heat and humidity.  This becomes especially critical in larger pigs like sows...
The intestinal microbiota is defined as a complex community of microorganisms of various species living in the digestive tract of animals. They represent the largest reservoir of mutual microorganisms. They interact with each other, with the external environment, and...
Enteric bacterial infections, like swine dysentery, salmonellosis, and ileitis can be isolated from most swine herds. In fact, a pork producer can find such bacteria almost anywhere in a pig barn by collecting a fecal sample and having it...
Download the complete report Industry Summary: Swine production and manure management and storage have been implicated asa major and increasing source of ammonia (NH3) emissions in North Carolina, with increasing environmental impact. Further, reports have stated that ammonium (NH4+) deposition,...
Nicholas Dee1  Karyn Havas2 Apoorva Shah3  Aaron Singrey4  Gordon Spronk2  Megan Niederwerder5  Eric Nelson4  Scott Dee Abstract Viruses of veterinary significance are known to survive for extended periods in plant-based feed ingredients imported into North America. To reduce the likelihood of...
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...
The impact of heat stress on sows and piglets can have severe consequences for stock health, welfare, reproductive performance, and profitability.   Faced with the combination of high temperatures and humidity (THI), sows redirect blood flow away from their ovaries, focusing...
Abstract The effect of different phytogenic feed additives on reducing odorous compounds in swine was investigated using in vitro fermentation and analyzed their microbial communities. Soybean meal (1%) added with 0.1% different phytogenic feed additives (FA) were in vitro fermented...
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 weight. Due to improved genetics, it is possible today to find production systems that deliver...
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