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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...

Edema Disease- Hipra Animal Health

Escherichia coli belongs to the Enterobacteriaceae family of facultative anaerobic gram-negative bacteria. Within this species there are E.coli strains that belong to the individual’s commensal...

Mind the immunity gap: egg immunoglobulins bolster piglets’ immune system

By I. Heinzl and S. Regragui Mazili In contrast to humans, piglets do not receive any maternal immunoglobulins via the placenta. It is therefore of...

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...

Piglet livability By: Mohsen Pourabedin, Ph.D. Cargill Animal Nutrition-Canada

Piglet livability is described as the percentage of potential viable piglets a sow can raise. It is calculated by adding the number of stillborn...

Decreasing Sow Mortality with SUISENG® Vaccine

Gauvreau1, H.; DeGroot*2, M.; Boix3, O.; Ballarà3, I. 1 Warman Veterinary Services / 2 HIPRA ANIMAL HEALTH Canada Inc. / 3 HIPRA, Amer (Girona), Spain. *Corresponding...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic improvement for resilience to PRRS

Dr Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com  Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), is a disease affecting both reproduction and growth, and is a very costly viral...

Comparison Of Two Vaccines In The Reduction Of Edema Disease Mortality On A Canadian...

DeGroot, M.*; Brochu, J.2.; Galé, I3.; Rodríguez-Ballarà, I3.; Nodar, L3. 1HIPRA HIPRA ANIMAL HEALTH CANADA INC., (Otawa), Canada. mike.degroot@hipra.com 2 La Coop. (Quebec), Canada....

Managing the Sow for Optimum Productivity

  Todd See North Carolina State University Department of Animal Science Raleigh, NC 27695-7621 Introduction   The overall goals for sow productivity are a program that 1) maximizes number of...

Pig Heating Pads vs. Heat Lamps: The Importance Of Proper Heat Placement In Farrowing

Heat placement for young pigs is a critical component for getting animals started quickly and maintaining optimal health. In gestation and finishing, only one...
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