Porcine Health Management

Chosen Topics:

Animal Welfare and Nutrition

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ENZYME STRATEGY TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND GROWING CONDITIONS OF FATTENING PIGS

The use of dietetic fiber in pig diets can reduce animal aggressiveness and improve gut health maintaining performance. However, pig’s enzymatic capacity is limited to breakdown fibre. Moreover, NSP was found to change gene expression patterns and microbiotica composition in the hind gut, reflecting reduced gut health and its productivity
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF HIGH LEVELS OF FIBER SOURCES (ALFALFA AND SUNFLOWER MEAL) IN PIGS’ DIET (60-100 KG) ON THE COEFFICIENTS OF NUTRIENT APPARENT ABSORPTION AND GUT HEALTH

Fibre-high feed ingredients can decrease the cost of pigs diets because of their lower costs compared to the conventional raw materials. The experimental trial was conducted on 9 pigs divided in 3 groups (C, E1, E2) for a period of 8 weeks. The pigs were housed in individual digestibility cages which allowed the daily recording of the feed intake and of the excreta.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

IMPACT OF SUNFLOWER OIL SUPPLEMENTED DIET ON BEHAVIOR AND HEMATOLOGICAL STRESS INDICATORS OF GROWING-FINISHING PIGS EXPOSED TO HOT ENVIRONMENT

The objective of this study was evaluated the replacement of 5% starch per 5% sunflower oil (SO), in growing and finishing pigs diet, on behavior and animal welfare. Seventy-two crossbred males (51± 6,29 kg body weight-BW) were housed according to the initial BW, in climate-controlled rooms (collective pens), and exposed to heat stress conditions (30-32°C).
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

INDUCED ABORTIONS IN SOWS AT THE END OF GESTATION, WHAT ABOUT THE SURVIVAL OF PIGLETS?

Some medical conditions as PED or accidents may necessitate to rapidly induced sow parturition before full term. That’s what happened following a major fire completely destroying the farrowing facility of an 800 sows breeding herd (two weeks farrowing batches). Sending some sows to slaughterhouse was impossible since recent administration of a vaccine with a 21 days withdrawal period was done.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF FUSARIUM MYCOTOXIN CONTAMINATION IN PIGLET FEED ON PERFORMANCE, ORGAN HEALTH AND IMMUNE STATUS: REVIEW ON FIELD STUDIES

The susceptibility of pigs to Fusarium mycotoxins is a widely discussed topic. Feed quality control and feed safety regulations may lead to the conclusion that mycotoxins are under control and not of concern for pig health, but the interactive and subclinical effects, even at low mycotoxin contaminations, are underestimated
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

IMPACT OF FUMONISINS AND A FUMONISIN-DEGRADING FEED ADDITIVE (FUMZYME®) ON PERFORMANCE AND BIOMARKERS OF EFFECT AND EXPOSURE IN SWINE

Fumonisins (FUM) are a group of mycotoxins often found in Fusarium contaminated maize. As swine is the species most sensitive to FUM, these mycotoxins represent a serious threat to swine production. FUM can cause immune-modulation and organ specific alterations depending on dose and duration of exposure
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECTS OF TWO DIFFERENT CIRCOVIRUS TYPE 2 AND MYCOPLASMA HYOPNEUMONIAE VACCINE COMBINATIONS ON ACUTE PHASE PROTEINS IN PIGLET

The aim of this study was to evaluate the response of piglets to vaccination with two different PCV2 and Mhyo vaccine combinations based on Hp, CRP and rectal temperature.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

COMPARISON OF ISOTONIC PROTEIN SOLUTION AND MILK REPLACER EFFECTS IN SUCKLING PIGS

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of an isotonic protein drink (Tonisity Px™) on productivity in suckling pigs, when compared to milk replacer.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

PREVALENCE OF STOMACH LESIONS IN FINISHER PIGS AND SOWS AT SLAUGHTER IN THE NETHERLANDS (2017 COMPARED TO 1990 AND 2010)

Mucosal lesions of the stomach are quite common in pigs. The squamous epithelium of the pars oesophagea has no mucus-secreting glands, which makes this part more sensible to the damaging effects of acid and pepsin and hence more predisposed to ulceration. Risk factors described most frequently are finely ground feed and stress.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT FARROWING AND WEANING SYSTEMS ON THE WELFARE AND HEALTH OF WEANER PIGS

In modern pig husbandry, animal welfare is an important factor for raising healthy animals. In this study effects of early socialization in farrowing units and effects of mixing pigs at different ages on their welfare and health were examined.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VITALITY SCORE, COLOSTRUM INTAKE AND MORTALITY OF PIGLETS IN DIFFERENT FARROWING ENVIRONMENTS

This study investigated relationships between vitality score (VS), colostrum intake (CI), and mortality of piglets during 24 h postpartum in different farrowing environments. A total of 334 piglets [Duroc × (Danish Yorkshire × Danish Landrace)] from 26 sows were used for this experiment.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

TARGETED METABOLOMICS: EXPLORATIVE STUDY ON THE METABOLOMIC RESPONSE OF SEVERAL ALGAE IN WEANED PIGLETS CHALLENGED WITH ESCHERICHIA COLI K88

The beneficial effects of algae on nutrition, physiology, health promotion and welfare for animals and humans are well documented. A novel approach is necessary to explain positive effect of algae on growth promotion, antioxidant and antimicrobial effect, immune system modulation and gastrointestinal tract protection through measuring the metabolic profile changes in weaned piglets fed with algae.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

WEANED PIGLETS: 14-DAYS ALGAE TREATMENT IMPROVES HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE OF ANIMAL DURING THE POSTWEANING PERIOD

In pigs, digestive disorders associated with weaning lead to antibiotic use to maintain intestinal health. Algae have been studied for their beneficial effects on health, specifically on GIT. The aim was to assess the effects of algae on performance and health status in pigs during the postweaning period at a pilot experimental farm
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

COMPARISON OF SKIN INJURIES IN PIGLETS DURING CASTRATION IN THE FIRST WEEK OF LIFE

Surgical castration is still widely executed to avoid boar taint, although alternative methods already exist. While information about suffered pain is available, skin wound dimensions and healing are neglected in many studies. The impact of surgeon and anaesthesia onto dimensions of skin incisions was evaluated in two farms.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECTS OF A PHYTOGENIC FEED ADDITIVE ON INFLAMMATION, OXIDATIVE STRESS, GUT PERMEABILITY AND GUT MORPHOLOGY IN NURSERY PIGS

The effects of a phytogenic feed additive (PFA) on inflammation, oxidative stress, gut permeability, and gut morphology in nursery pigs were determined. Dietary treatments were basal diet [CON] and basal + 0.015 % PFA (Digestarom®, Biomin Holding GmbH).
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition