Source: BVA Background Sow mortality has become a growing concern in the pig production industry over the past decade. Therefore, we aimed to describe sow mortality and associated factors in a production system in the midwestern USA. Methods Mortality records from 2009 to...
Abstract A total of 4,318 pigs (337 × 1,050, PIC; initially 6.5 ± 0.08 kg) were used in a 35-day study to evaluate dietary mycotoxin control strategies on nursery pig performance and blood measures. Pigs were weaned at approximately 21...
Highlights •A xylanase-glucanase mixture increased digestibility of energy in diets for pigs. •The response to enzymes was greater in sorghum based diets than in corn based diets. •Wheat middlings and distillers dried grains with solubles reduced energy digestibility. Abstract An...
Abstract Senecavirus A (SVA) is a cause of vesicular disease in pigs, and infection rates are rising within the swine industry. Recently, anthrax toxin receptor 1 (ANTXR1) was revealed as the receptor for SVA in human cells. Herein, the role...
Spronk G, Havas K, Dee S. Will swine veterinarians lead by meeting the next generation needs of our industry? JAVMA.doi.org/10.2460/javma.22.10.0480. ABSTRACT The US swine industry is currently challenged by the potential of transboundary animal disease (eg, African swine  fever) entry to...
Authors: Gustavo Cordero, Swine Technical Manager; Laura Merriman, Swine Technical Service and Peter Wilcock, Regional Director  - North America at AB Vista. Ingredient analysis is critical to ensure diets provide all expected nutrients, and wet chemistry is the gold standard....
Take home messages: -Piglets are born with low body fat reserves and lose heat easily after birth. Cold piglets areless active, consume less colostrum and have increased likelihood of mortality. -Management strategies, such as drying piglets or the use of heat...
In this concise and straight-forward review for The Veterinary journal, Dr. Garcia-Morante in collaboration with the MycoLab at the UMN shares the latest knowledge around Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection and what the best practices for diagnosis are. The full article...
Introduction The assessment of lung lesions compatible with Enzootic Pneumonia (EN) at  the slaughterhouse is the reference technique for assessing the effectiveness  of vaccines against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo). However, control of  EN and so the result, may depend also on...
Kerry Houlahan, PhD, Geneticist, Genesus Inc. Sow longevity is favorably associated with an increase in both profit and animal welfare. Generally, a sow with increased longevity stays in production longer and produces more piglets in total. However, sow longevity can...
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