Tag Archive: John Patience, management, nutrition, swine, Water
Jan 20, 2021Susan SpiegelComments Off on Water: An often-overlooked factor in pig healthWater doesn’t get the attention it deserves because it is abundant, easy to access and inexpensive, but that will change in the future, said John Patience, PhD, professor at Iowa State University.
Aug 29, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pipestone nutritionist highlights advancements to improve pig healthProducers know if a pig has good gut health in the nursery, it’s more likely to get off to a good start in the grow-finish barn. But with increased pressure on antibiotic use, nutritionists are...
Aug 16, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on On the road again? Be careful not to pig outSwine veterinarians putting in long days on the road caring for pigs should be just as cognizant of their own health and nutritional needs.
Jul 25, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Does PRRS influence weaned pigs’ nutritional response?In the past 30 years, the growth and body composition of US market hogs has changed dramatically, but the same cannot be said for dietary vitamin and mineral levels.
Nov 26, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Good nutrition, management can’t replace antibiotics, but they can help reduce the needProducers looking to raise pigs with little or no antibiotics should consider nutritional strategies that help pigs build more immunity, according to Mike Tokach, PhD.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 7 steps to increasing weaned piglet feed intakeAdapting feeding management to piglet biology can get piglets eating within hours of weaning and avoid issues with hunger and dehydration, according to a pig nutritionist.
Mar 16, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 12 questions to tackle sow mortalityIdentifying the exact nutritional, health and management issues linked to sow mortality is key to understanding how to address the problem in swine herds, according to a pig health expert.
Jan 24, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nutrition key to increasing sow productivityGreater focus on sow nutrition can help swine producers drastically improve productivity and longevity across their herd, according to one of Canada’s senior nutritionists.
Jun 21, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Reproductive performance linked to live-weight and back-fat gainsPaying closer attention to both sow live weight and back-fat depth could help farmers improve reproductive performance in breeding herds, scientists report.
Jun 14, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Study piglet behavior to improve chances of early survivalEncouraging farm staff to study piglets’ movement after farrowing could help them better identify weak animals, take action and improve early survival odds, scientists say.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Clay-fortified feed could help optimize pig dietsNatural minerals found in clay could help optimize the quality of pig feed by helping to manage the effects of nutritional imbalances in the gut.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Nutrition key to reproductive performance of hyper-prolific sowsFinding ways to boost feed intake in hyper-prolific sows is key to ensuring they continue to meet their lifetime reproductive potential.
May 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Changing gut bacteria could boost herd productivityMaking use of unconventional feeds to alter the bacteria living in pig guts could make herds more productive and less likely to need antibiotics, scientists report. Rosie Nold, associate professor at...