Porcine Health Management

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Animal Welfare and Nutrition

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ANIMAL-BASED MEASURES ON ITALIAN HEAVY PIGS AT SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND RELATIONS WITH ANIMAL WELFARE ON FARM

Animal-based measures (ABMs) can be used effectively in the evaluation of animal welfare (AW)
on farm. Some ABMs might be also efficiently used during slaughterhouse inspections. The aim
of this work was to investigate the possibility of exploiting ABMs, collected at slaughterhouse on
Italian heavy pigs (165Kg), to obtain information about AW on farm.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

ELECTRICAL CURRENT FLOW AS AN ALTERNATIVE EUTHANASIA METHOD TO MANUALLY APPLIED BLUNT HEAD TRAUMA FOR UNVIABLE PIGLETS

The aim of the study was to find electrical parameters for appropriate electrocution of piglets after
electrical stunning to provide another euthanasia method for unviable piglets.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

INFLUENCE OF DAY-TIME ON FEEDING BEHAVIOUR OF GROW-FINISH PIGS FED VIA A LIQUID FEEDING SYSTEM AND WITH A PIG-TO-FEEDER RATIO > 2:1

Liquid feeding is commonly used on German pig farms but little is known about behaviour of
pigs at feed-uptake using type of feeding. In practice pigs receive liquid feed in various feeding
blocks throughout the day. This study investigated the influence of day-time, group-size and pigto-
feeder ratio on feed-uptake.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

INFLAMATORY RESPONSE OF JEJUNAL EXPLANTS FROM PIGLETS EXPOSED TO LPS, DEOXYNIVALENOL, AND LPS + DEOXYNIVALENOL

The resident gut microbiome is one of the most abundant sources of bacterial lipopolysaccharides
(LPS) in animals, which are potent inflammatory inducers and may negatively affect. Deoxynivalenol
(DON) is a trichothecene mycotoxin that selectively target tissue with a high mitotic index such
as intestinal tissue, inducing inflammatory signaling. DON naturally occur in cereals used in swine
production.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

Relationships between weight, head morphology-assessed IUGR status and survival in commercial piglet production

Production improvements in the global swine industry have been partly produced by increasing selection for hyperprolific sows, resulting in larger litter sizes while also increasing the variation in piglet birthweight. This has increased the number of small and/or undersized piglets, which have been exposed to differing degrees of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Most IUGR piglets are classified as being of low birth weight, however, there is large variation in weight of both non-IUGR and IUGR piglets.
Type
Abstract
Year
2016
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

Herd level risk factors for stomach ulcers in finishing pigs

The influence of feed structure and pelleting on the development of gastric ulcers in pigs is well established. Some studies have shown a beneficial effect of access to straw on gastric health. However, the role of other factors, e.g. disease and stress, is not well understood. The aim of this study was to identify herd factors associated with a high prevalence of gastric ulcers in finishing pigs.
Type
Abstract
Year
2016
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition