Zinc oxide used in high concentrations can increase growth and reduce diarrhea in piglets — but there is a downside from overuse.
Scientists have only begun to investigate the effects of deoxynivalenol on swine and the data is proving to be quite interesting!
Creep feeding is a well-known practice, but it is not always successful. Here’s how to make it work at your pig farm.
Organic acids continue to puzzle nutritionists as there are more questions regarding their use than research reports that could provide answers.
Boars account for 50 percent of genetic makeup of market pigs, yet their nutrition is largely neglected especially when artificial insemination is employed in commercial farms.
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New requirements mandate that sows and gilts must be fed diets rich in fiber and contain sufficient energy to meet their needs.
African swine fever is highly contagious and fatal pig disease that results in fever and hemorrhages.
Young animals have the genetic potential for higher growth, if we remove certain obstacles assuming there is no loss in profitability.
Is it possible to achieve such dramatic reduction in feed conversion ratio by 2025? Yes, if we identify the causes that do not allow commercially raised pigs to reach their full genetic potential.
Pig producers should divide sow feeding regimes into three phases and fine-tune each phase, to reduce feed costs without sacrificing reproductive performance.
This previously hardly-known pig disease is spreading globally at an alarming rate.
Liquid feeding has many advantages, but paying attention to hygiene is the key to unlocking its full potential.
Marine algae are a resource with huge potential as more research projects are evaluating this promising raw material.
Lysine is an expensive amino acid used extensively in most pig feeds, however much is lost due to pelleting and improper storage.
When wheat must be fed to pigs and poultry, it is best to know a few basic things about it!
Excerpts from the 2012 annual report of the Danish Pig Research Center
Practical experiences with the use of amoxicillin in pigs have revealed that no matter which application method is selected both require attention to details to be successful.
The nutrition of young, developing gilts has a tremendous impact on the lifetime performance of the sow.
Apart from simple formulation adjustments, certain feed additives help alleviate the negative effects of heat stress on growth performance in pigs and poultry.
Traditional forms of zinc and copper used for diarrhea treatment require replacement to avoid environmental accumulation as these minerals are not highly digestible.
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