Porcine Health Management

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Animal Welfare and Nutrition

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Tail bites in free-range based finisher pig systems - prevalence and risk factors

Free-range pig productions systems offer low stocking densities and access to open air, straw and rooting materials. Nevertheless, in some free-range finisher pig herds (where tail docking is prohibited), tail biting is a serious problem. The study aimed...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

The influence of a 16-hour delay in solid feed provisioning on the feed intake and performance of weanling piglets

A large proportion of newly weaned piglets starts consuming solid feed only after weaning is complete. Moreover, weaning day is stressful. Piglets may associate this stress with ingesting pelleted feed, thus reducing consecutive feed intake. An experiment...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Pig Information Center, Melle, Belgium

Do weaners have gastric ulcers?

Investigation of gastric ulceration (GU) are primary performed in abattoir studies of finisher pigs and slaughter sows. GU is often associated with an increased fluidity of the gastric content due to finely grounded and pelleted diets. Although weaners...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
University of Copenhagen

In vivo effect of a compound feed that is beneficial for intestinal health and growth in weaning piglets is predicted by in vitro analyses

We analyzed whether a compound feed based on maternal milk fatty acids and cholesterol increases piglet performance. A randomized controlled study and two field trials were preceded by in vitro analyses.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Dopharma Research BV

Positive effect of Porcestin on zootechnical parameters (average daily feed intake and growth) and gut health parameters (ileal villi length and total...

The increasing need for antibiotic reduction in swine production implied the development of alternatives. Therefore, short- and medium-chain fatty acids (FA) have been extensively studied due to their supporting effect on piglet’s growth and gut health....
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Proviron Industries n.v., G. Gilliotstraat 60, 2620 Hemiksem, Belgium

In vitro prebiotic properties of arabinoxylan-rich ingredients in the gastrointestinal tract of weaned piglets

Due to weaning stress, the piglet’s intestines become more susceptible to the invasion of pathogens. Gut health could be supported through the use of dietary strategies, based on fermentable carbohydrate fractions, to minimize post-weaning associated...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Precision livestock and Nutrition Unit, TERRA teaching and research centre, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, ULiège, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, BE

Effects of Dietary Vitamin Premix Levels on Physiological Responses, Blood Profiles and Reproductive Performance in Gestating Sows diet

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary vitamin premix levels on physiological responses, blood profiles and reproductive performance in gestating sows.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Seoul National University

Effects of Dietary Hy-D® on Physiological Responses, Blood Profiles, Reproductive Performance and Their Progeny in Gestating Sows diet

This study was carried out to investigate the effect of dietary Hy-D® in diet of gestating sows on physiological responses, blood profiles, reproductive performance and their progeny growth.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Seoul National University

Can dietary fibre level and a single enrichment type reduce the risk of tail biting in undocked pigs?

Tail docking has been banned in the EU as a routine practice to control tail biting since 2008. However solutions are still needed to prevent tail biting in undocked pigs in conventional housing systems. This study evaluated the effectiveness of different...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Teagasc;SRUC;University of Edinburgh

Effect of a new probiotic composition (AQ02) on newborn piglets

This study assessed the benefits of the use of a probiotic product on the productive performance and welfare status of the piglets up to weaning.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
AQUILON CYL S.L.

Modelling the effect of biosecurity practices on key pig welfare indicators

Improved welfare and biosecurity are requirements of modern pig production. We hypothesized that improved biosecurity practices are related to better pig welfare. This study aimed to model the effect of biosecurity practices on pig welfare indicators such...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Pig Development Department, Teagasc - Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland;School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Bacillus-based probiotic reduces faecal excretion of Clostridium perfringens in sows around farrowing

Clostridium perfringens is a major pathogen in pig production and associated with health problems and high economic losses. An unbalanced microbiota of the sows is often stated as a trigger for clostridia excretion in the farrowing pen. Aim of the trial...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Biochem Zusatzstoffe GmbH, Germany

Combination of a bacillus-based probiotic and yeast-based prebiotic improves faecal consistency and reduces individual antibiotic treatment in early...

Synbiotic combination of pre- and probiotics show a high potential to prevent intestinal dysbiosis by stabilizing intestinal microbiota. This study aimed to investigate the effect of a combination of a defined probiotic and a yeast-based prebiotic on...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Biochem Zusatzstoffe GmbH, Germany

Effect of a commercial organic acid blend on growth performance, gut morphology, microbiota composition and metabolic function in nursery pigs under...

Due to antibiotic resistance threat, global changes in regulations and consumer preferences, the swine industry is moving towards antibiotic-free feeding programs. Consequently, there is a potential of increasing incidence of post-weaning diarrhea,...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Novus International, Inc., St. Charles, Missouri, USA

Collection and composition of saliva from suckling piglets

The potential composition of saliva and the easy way in which it can be collected, makes it an important matrix for the diagnosis of several diseases or biomarkers. Therefore, the aim of this study was twofold: to develop best practices for saliva...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands