Effects of Downers on Pork Quality

Downer animals tended to produce pork that was dark in color, exhibited a relatively high ultimate pH and low drip loss with no relationship between downer animals and lung score value.

Strategies to Optimize Sow Longevity

Early removal of sows from the herd due to mortality, health problems and low production is a major bottleneck in the swine industry that amounts to animal welfare and economic concerns due to replacement and veterinary treatment costs. The identification…