Pig diseases, starfish pig feed and antibiotic-free pork were among the most popular pig-related news and analysis posted on WATTAgNet during 2016.
Prevention is always more profitable than treatment, especially for diseases that are difficult to treat.
Fishmeal produced from starfish has been approved as a feed ingredient for non-ruminants in the European Union.
Suckling piglet diarrhea is the most common condition affecting swine, often resulting in high mortality and serious economic losses.
Chinese demand for pork is driving growth in hog farming around the world, but there is risk in increasing global production to feed China.
Understanding when creep feeding is working and when it is not can create savings or performance potential on any pig farm.
Genetic evidence finds source of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus in Norwegian pig herds.
Regional differences reveal countervailing trends in antibiotic use in livestock and a strong future for the next generation of natural growth promoters.
Rice bran is an atypical ingredient: it has excellent nutritive value, but it is undervalued by most nutritionists and the commodities market.
Stomach acidity in young pigs begins at moderate levels and remains relatively high until after weaning, whereas a lower post-weaning pH is required for maximal protein digestion and gut health.
One of the most intriguing questions arising in the study and practice of bromatology, otherwise known as feed science and technology, is, which of the published tables of nutrient analyses are best?