The second edition of Pig Progress in 2020 is now available to read digitally. In this edition we look at the option of using vaccinations or probiotics to control Salmonella infections in pigs. Plus: there’s attention given to the complexity of dietary fibre, the importance of piglet gut health and digestibility values.
A recent PhD study investigated the options of using vaccinations or probiotics to control Salmonella infections in pigs, which constitute a major risk for human salmonellosis.
Several factors make Finland stand out from the rest of Europe but being different – longer winters, colder temperatures, as well as specific health, welfare and environmental demands – often comes at a cost.
The threat of African Swine Fever is far from over even though coronavirus has taken over the spotlight on the world stage. North America remains on high alert.
Flemish professor of veterinary epidemiology at Ghent University, Belgium, Jeroen Dewulf, is predominantly active in the field of preventive animal health. To assist pig producers worldwide to produce healthier animals, the university has developed the so-called BioCheck method, a risk-based scoring system providing insight into biosecurity levels on farms.
As a pig production advisor and a journalist, columnist John Gadd has been both interviewer and interviewee. He shares his thoughts on how to handle questions in public.
Niels Pedersen is the owner of Møllevang, a proud 2-site Danish nucleus herd and a multiplication site where everything is top-notch. Having teamed up with genetics company PIC, the company has access to entirely new markets.
Dietary fibre is complex and can be viewed as beneficial or detrimental based on the context of the total diet. The key to unravelling this complexity is interpreting the analytical data and the biological response.
In this article we ask how we can make sure that the gut of a piglet is as healthy as possible so that the piglet can perform to its full genetic potential.
Digestibility values are essential to know for good diet formulation, but what exactly does ‘digestibility’ mean, how is it calculated, and why are there several types?
Researchers shared their knowledge and experience of the mycotoxin situation in Asia at the World Mycotoxin Forum held in Bangkok, Thailand.
“The pressure will be on the hog industry to move away from antibiotics,” said Casey Bradley who leads a successful career in swine nutrition. “The real solution is through balancing nutrition, health and management.”
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