Porcine Health Management

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Animal Welfare and Nutrition

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EFFECTS OF DIETARY PEAS MIXED WITH LINSEED (3:1) ON MINERAL AND ENZYMATIC PLASMA PROFILE IN WEANED PIGLETS

Modifying dietary fatty acid composition of piglets, especially at weaning as the most critical period of their live, by using sources of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as linseed and peas can contribute on anti-inflammatory function increasing piglet’s health status and welfare. The study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary peas: linseed mixture (3:1) on certain plasma metabolites (minerals and enzymes) in weaned piglets
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

THE EFFECT OF DIETARY HEMPSEED (CANNABIS SATIVA) ON PLASMA IMMUNOLOGICAL PARAMETERS ON LACTATING MULTIPAROUS TOPIGS SOWS

The hemp is a vegetable source rich in n-3 fatty acids (FA) . The objective of this paper was to evaluate the changes of plasma immunoglobulin (IgA, IgG, IgM) on lactating sows due to dietary addition of hempseed. The biological trial was conducted with 10 multiparous sows assigned randomly for 21D to two groups: control (CL), which received the classical diets, and experimental (HSL), treated with 5% hempseed.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

INFLUENCE OF CALCIUM AND BICARBONATE LEVELS IN DRINKING WATER ON THE PERFORMANCE OF NEWLY WEANED PIGLETS (4-9 WEEKS OF AGE)

In Flanders, certain pig farmers use deep drainage water (depth 4-8m) as drinking water. This water contains high levels of calcium and bicarbonates. It is unclear to which extent these levels affect newly weaned piglets. Therefore, 2 experiments were carried out on the effect of either high bicarbonate or high calcium levels on performance, water consumption and fecal consistency, in newly weaned piglets.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

SPECIFIC COMPOUND FEED INCREASES INTESTINAL HEALTH AND GROWTH IN WEANING PIGLETS IN VITRO AND IN VIVO

In this study we analyzed whether a compound feed, primarily based on specific fats and to a lesser extent on protein and cholesterol, could be of advantage for weaning piglets as compared to no treatment, nutritional control or creep feed control.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

PRO- AND PREBIOTIC COMBINATION IN BIMULAC® PRE REDUCES DIARRHEA IN SUCKLING PIGLETS

Early contact with diarrhea-causing pathogens leads to an imbalance of the intestinal microbiota. Thus, newborn piglets are faced with great challenges. As a preventive measure, the use of microbiota and immune-modulatory feed additives is reported to support the vitality of piglets.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COLOSTRUM SUPPLY OF SUCKLING PIGLETS AND SALMONELLA PREVALENCE IN PIGLET REARING

Salmonella are still a problem in pork production. Increasing litter sizes observed in recent years with lower average birth weights at the same time makes an adequate colostrum supply of newborn piglets more difficult. This study tested the hypothesis, that modern piglet producing farms with a high farrowing rate and an increased Salmonella prevalence in piglet rearing show a more unfavorable colostrum supply in suckling piglets.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

DIETS FOR PREGNANT SOWS BASED ON ROUGHAGE – APPARENT DIGESTIBILITY AND NUTRITIVE VALUE OF WHOLE PLANT SILAGES OF WHEAT AND MAIZE

In modern piggeries roughages have lost their relevance. Recently, advanced liquid feeding systems facilitate to use whole plant silage (WPS) as the basis for pregnant sows. Thus the question was whether the digestibility rate of these silages can be predicted by using the equation based on crude fibre content.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

PORCINE FOREBRAIN VACUOLIZATION: A NOVEL CONDITION OF SWINE ASSOCIATED WITH WASTING?

The term wasting does not imply a diagnosis by itself but is a clinical name to describe a physical
condition characterized by growth retardation, usually of multifactorial origin. This report describes
an apparently new condition of pigs clinically characterized by wasting and vacuolization of the
brain neuropil.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

INVESTIGATIONS ON THE OPTIMAL VALINE:LYSINE RATIO IN WEANED PIGLETS

In practical piglet diets the branched-chain amino acid L-Valine (Val) is regarded as 5th limiting
amino acid, but inconsistent information is available about the optimal Val:Lys ratio for piglets. Aim
of this study was to investigate the optimal Val:Lys ratio through performance parameters.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

THE IMPACT OF CASTRATION METHOD ON TREATMENT RATES IN NURSING PIGS

The aim of this study was to compare treatment rates of nursing piglets before and after
surgical castrations were replaced with vaccinations with Improvac (Zoetis Inc.), a vaccine efficient
in reducing boar taint.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EXPERIENCES WITH THREE INJECTION COCKTAILS OF GENERAL ANESTHESIA USED FOR PIGLETS PRIOR TO CASTRATION

To improve the animal welfare in the pig production, Denmark made a national agreement to stop
castration without anesthesia by the end of 2018. Since the knowledge about general anesthesia
of piglets is limited, the aim of this pilot study was to obtain experiences of general anesthesia of
piglets prior to castration in conventional production facilities.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

USE OF SELECTED HIGHLY DIGESTIBLE ANIMAL PROTEIN SOURCES IN WEANLING DIETS IMPROVES PIGLET PERFORMANCE AND INTESTINAL HEALTH FOR THE PRE-STARTER PERIOD

High inclusion of vegetable protein in the diet can lead to protein fermentation and predispose for
diarrhea in piglets. Therefore, the inclusion of highly digestible protein sources from animal origin
is strongly recommended to overcome the inflammatory response of the intestinal mucosa. We
hypothesized that a combination of hydrolyzed peptides of porcine intestinal mucosa (PDP) and
animal plasma (AP) can exert a synergic effect in terms of performance and intestinal health.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

IMPLEMENTATION OF WELFARE QUALITY® PROTOCOL IN SLOVENIAN PIG FARMS

The aim of this study was to test the protocol (welfare measures) as a non-invasive way to assess
the welfare of pigs, and establish critical limits of pigs’ welfare, including health care, with emphasis
on an individual animal.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

MYCOTOXIN SURVEY 2017 – WHAT´S GOING ON IN EUROPE?

Pigs are particularly sensitive to mycotoxins, therefore it is of high importance to know where,
and at what level, mycotoxins occur. BIOMIN has been conducting an annual mycotoxin survey
for more than ten years, monitoring the incidences of different mycotoxins in finished feed and
agriculture commodities used in animal feed.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

LET’S TALK ABOUT… ON FARM EUTHANASIA

On-farm euthanasia is an emotional topic amongst farmers, veterinarians and stakeholders. Re
(EC) 1099/2009 requires farms to have protocols in place that transparently describe the process
and facilitate timely euthanasia. To successfully integrate a decision tool on farm the tool must
be informative and practical. Therefore, we developed and tested an on-farm euthanasia protocol
(decision tool).
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition