Study compares PRRSV antibody-sampling options for sows

When it comes to porcine reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV) it’s important for the veterinarian and farm personnel to know the health status of...

Genesus Global Technical Report-Factors Affecting Preweaning Piglet Mortality- Part 1

Dinesh Thekkoot PhD, Genesus Inc.   Pigs are polytochous animals, which means they produce multiple piglets in one farrowing. This evolutionary strategy is called “parental optimism”...

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....

Genesus Global Technical Report, Do we manage the Pigs or the Farm?

Simon Grey, General Manager Russia CIS and Europe, Geneus Inc simongrey@genesus.com This may seem a really stupid question. Of course in live pig production we are managing...

Heart Health’s Potential Link to Early-life Nutrition

While researchers are well versed in the cardiovascular risks associated with a bad diet, a lack of exercise, and smoking, they’re still learning about another possible risk factor...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Foster Sows – Economic or Not?

Foster Sows – Economic or Not? Simon Grey, General Manager Russia, CIS and Europe, Genesus Inc. For many, leaving 10% to 20% farrowing crates empty because...

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...

Genesus Global Technical Report, Boar Management Impacts Fertility

Garth Braun, General Manager at Canadian Centre of Gene Transfer – Genesus Inc.  One must consider the boar as a very important part of the farm’s...

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...

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...
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