Tag Archive: Adam Moeser, gut health, heat stress, reducing stress
How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal system
Apr 10, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on How stress hammers a pig’s intestinal systemExperts say some forms of sustained stress can weaken a pig’s immune system and make it more vulnerable to disease and performance losses.
Five ways to maintain pig growth in summer without ractopamine
Apr 01, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Five ways to maintain pig growth in summer without ractopamineThe summer months can be difficult for pigs — and producers. Pigs typically don’t grow as fast and feed efficiency often takes a hit. Much of the downturn is linked to heat stress, which costs US...
Pigs fed BMD® gain more weight faster despite stress in controlled studies
Oct 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pigs fed BMD® gain more weight faster despite stress in controlled studiesDISCOVERIES, Issue 15: Grower pigs fed BMD® gained weight faster and had better feed eﬃciency compared to controls despite exposure to commonly encountered production stressors, studies show.
Healthy, stress-free GI tract is key to pigs’ long-term health
Feb 12, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Healthy, stress-free GI tract is key to pigs’ long-term healthA healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract is inextricably linked to the nervous system and is generally a strong predictor of a pig’s overall health, said a research veterinarian who specializes in...