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...

Reducing Handling Stress Improves Both Productivity and Welfare

Abstract Reducing stress on livestock during handling will help reduce sickness and enable cattle to go back on feed more quickly. Many detrimental effects of...

Managing Mycotoxins in Pig Feeds.

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. ...

Effects of Zearalenone on the Immunity and the Intestinal Tracts of Pigs

Zearalenone (ZEN) frequently occurs in feedstuffs and pigs are the species most susceptible to its effects. While ZEN is most well-known for its negative...

Inadequate iron supplements cause subclinical anemia in weaned pigs

Source: PigHealthToday.com The standard 200 mg iron shot for baby pigs at processing may not be enough iron to last until weaning. Anemic pigs at...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits

Genetic effort to improve pork sensory traits Dr. Chunyan Zhang, Genesus Geneticist czhang@genesus.com Pork quality is an important factor influencing consumers purchasing decisions. Consumers` willingness to pay more...

Why repeatability and strain matters

By: Chr. Hansen Swine Technical Service Team Download the complete article When conditions in the market demand action, for example, with high commodity prices, high value...

Supporting Normal with Effective Probiotics

Dr. Kim Morrill, Dr. Keith A. Bryan, David Ledgerwood, MS PAS, and Dr. Steve Lerner According to the American Institute of Stress, a popular definition...

Genesus Global Technical Report. Selection for Sow Longevity in Commercial Pig Farming

Dr. Dinesh Thekkoot, Genesus Inc.   Sow longevity is a key economic component in commercial pig farming, as it is directly proportional to the herd replacement...

Values for digestible indispensable amino acid score (DIAAS) determined in pigs for breakfast cereals...

Breakfast cereals are usually consumed with milk as a breakfast meal. To meet requirements for amino acids (AA), higher quality proteins are needed to...
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