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Animal Science - Animal Science
Systematic Review of the Magnitude of Change in Prevalence and Quantity of Salmonella after Administration of Pathogen Reduction Treatments on Pork Carcasses
Animal Science - Animal Science
Impact of in utero heat stress on subsequent lactational performance and performance of offspring
This experiment evaluated the effects of heat stress across multiple generations. In a previous experiment, pregnant gilts were housed in either heat stress or thermoneutral (control) conditions...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Sow performance in response to dietary betaine fed in lactation and weaning-to-35 d post-insemination during moderate heat stress
Heat stress has serious negative consequences for the swine industry by reducing feed intake and reproductive performance of sows. Based on commercial observations, heat stress during the summer...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Impact of in utero heat stress on subsequent growth, composition and reproduction
Heat stress results in reduced feed intake, growth rate and reproductive performance, and most research has been aimed at these direct responses. It has also been shown that heat stress can reduce...
Animal Science - Animal Science
The effects of increasing niacin supplementation on growth performance, and pork quality of finishing pigs raised in seasonal heat stress
The overall hypothesis was that increasing the supplementation of niacin to finishing pigs during periods of heat stress can increase skin vasodilation which will improve heat abatement and...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Characterization of porcine parvovirus type 3 (PPV3) infection in growing pigs
In recent years increasing usage of molecular biology tools has resulted in identification of a variety of previously unknown virus species. Porcine parvovirus type 3 (PPV3) is considered an emerging...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Investigating Biological Reasons for Seasonal Infertility
The US swine industry suffers major economic losses to heat stress during the summer months. Reasons for this fiscal hardship include seasonal infertility and poor sow performance during and...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Precision nutrition for pork niche markets: Characterizing feed intake, growth rate, and fat deposition of purebred Berkshire pigs housed in Iowa hoop barns
Niche marketing continues to grow in Iowa and the United States as the demand for high quality pork increases. Previous research on meat quality of pork has demonstrated that purebred Berkshires...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Using objective behavioral measurements to build robust producer tools for detecting, scoring and treating lameness in sows
Lameness associated with painful joint lesions has been identified as a welfare challenge for confined sows. It has been ranked as the number 3 reason for culling sows; comprising 15% of the culls...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Determinants of Profitability in Alternative Swine Production Systems
Production and financial records for 42 niche pork producers from 2006 are analyzed for the determinants of profitability. All of the producers were specialized in “natural” pork...
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