Effects of body weight and research conditions on the determination of the productive energy content of corn germ meal fed to growing-finishing pigs.
Corn germ meal (CGM), a co-product of the corn wet milling industry, is an ingredient that could be used to reduce the cost of swine diets. Efficient use of any ingredient requires an accurate estimate of energy content and metabolizable…
Research has demonstrated that medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) can serve as reduction strategies for bacterial and viral pathogens in animal feed and ingredients. However, it is unknown how the type or level of MCFA impact bacteria growt
Enhancing growth performance in pigs by treating with iron at weaning and feeding antibiotic-free nursery diets containing elevated concentrations of copper or zinc
Addition of copper sulfate or zinc oxide to nursery pig diets at levels in excess of dietary requirements was previously shown to enhance growth performance.
Detection and differentiation of field strains and commonly used vaccine strains of Type 2 PRRS virus in the US
PRRS remains the most economically devastating swine disease with an estimated annual loss of $664 million in the US. The PRRS genome is constantly changing, making accurate diagnosis difficult. Many pairs of primers have been used in some commercial PRRS…
The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of Salmonella enterica in lymph nodes in sows and market hogs.
Development and Validation of a Standardized Scientific Protocol Evaluating Antibiotic Alternatives in Growing Pigs
Heightened interest in reducing antibiotic usage in pork production leaves producers looking for effective alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in swine diets. While there are a substantial number of alternative products available, inconsistencies in existing literature make drawing conclusions…