Tag Archive: Jason Ross, pelvic organ prolapse, piglet survivability, pre-wean mortality, sow mortality
Nov 14, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Researchers tackle survivability issues head-onOne in three pigs born on US farms fail to reach market, according to Jason Ross, PhD, a professor of animal physiology at Iowa State University and director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center.
Aug 26, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Phase I of pelvic organ prolapse study offers new insightsA pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a dramatic, easy-to-identify event within the farrowing room. The difficult part is figuring out the cause and applying a solution.
Apr 26, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Perineal scoring first clue to pelvic-organ prolapse in sow-mortality projectA large research project involving 104 US sow farms and 400,000 sows is expected to identify factors related to the recent increase in sow mortalities caused by pelvic-organ prolapses.
Feb 27, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Why sows leave the herd: Biological priorities and productivityWhen it comes to sow productivity, culling and mortality issues, “the simple answer is there’s no simple answer,” John Deen, DVM, University of Minnesota swine epidemiologist, told Pig Health...