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Back to school: Improving the pig's environment Back to school: Improving the pig's environment

Pigs have been reared in confinement for millennia, but controlled environments and consideration of the ecologic needs of the pig are still new ideas.

21/01/2017

What you should know about gastric ulcers in pigs What you should know about gastric ulcers in pigs

A common problem in growing pigs, producers can make nutritional and management changes to reduce the incidence of gastric ulcers.

03/05/2018

What if pigs went back to their roots? What if pigs went back to their roots?

Over the decades, pigs were taken from rooting outdoors to being kept inside pig houses, away from the mud and the dirt they are used to

27/12/2018

Thermal images can be used to detect disease in pigs Thermal images can be used to detect disease in pigs

Measuring the radiated temperature of a group of pigs by infrared themography may be a useful tool for early detection of disease as some Canadian researchers

19/02/2019

Pigs may transmit FMD before showing symptoms Pigs may transmit FMD before showing symptoms

Pigs infected with FMD virus were highly contagious to other pigs just 24 hours after infection.

17/06/2019

Basic infrastructure for small-scale pig farming Basic infrastructure for small-scale pig farming

The size of your pig housing infrastructure will depend on the number of pigs you have. Ideally, it should be strong, simple and adaptable

22/11/2017

Germany feeding pigs sustainably without soy Germany feeding pigs sustainably without soy

The entire pig production chain in the German state Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is teaming up in an attempt to shake off its dependence on soy imports.

16/01/2017

Correct layouts when moving pigs manually Correct layouts when moving pigs manually

Moving pigs can be quite a nuisance if the animals don’t cooperate, pig management expert John Gadd wrote in a previous contribution

02/01/2019

Don’t blame the pigs for new flu types Don’t blame the pigs for new flu types

Pigs have been suspected of producing new types of dangerous influenza viruses that were highly infectious for humans. But pigs are no more responsible for this

14/03/2018

Pig survivability project to reshape pork industry Pig survivability project to reshape pork industry

Increasing wean-to-finish survival of pigs 1% would add approximately 1.2 million pigs each year to U.S. industry.

20/02/2019

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