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Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Diagnosis of sow lameness using the microcomputer-based force plate system and pattern recognition methods
Sow longevity is a key component to breeding herd profitability. Lameness is a major reason for culling and therefore can negatively impact sow longevity. Lameness assessment in group housing...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
The impact of the timing of relocation of replacement gilts from pens to stalls on gilt fertility and sow longevity
This research addressed uncertainties involving the effects of the timing of transition from pen housing to stalls on replacement gilt fertility and longevity. In most US farms, replacement gilts are...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Optimal dietary energy and protein for the development of gilts
Sow longevity is a key component for efficient and profitable pig farming and efforts to improve it should start with the adequate management of replacement gilts. A key factor in gilt management is...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Evaluation of a Physiological Test for Sow Longevity
A gilt’s response to early boar exposure has been shown to be a viable option for estimating her lifetime productivity as a sow. Unfortunately, providing adequate boar exposure at...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Development of Strategies to Improve Sow Productive Lifetime
Numerous factors, including herd-life (length in days), removal parity, total piglets born and the number of piglets weaned, impact sow productive lifetime. Like many complex traits that are...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Reproductive performance and longevity in replacement gilts allowed different amounts of floor space during the nursery phase of rearing
The annual replacement rate of commercial sows is 40 to 60% and for U.S. pork producers to remain globally competitive, research and technological advances are needed to increase sow lifetime...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
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...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Using objective mechanical and physiologic measurement to build robust producer tools for detecting, scoring and treating lameness in sows
The main objectives of this study were: 1) To produce a robust observational lameness scoring system with accompanied visual educational material, (2) to assess sodium salicylate and flunixin...
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Identification of markers associated with sow lifetime productivity for whole genomic selection
Sows are more productive today than ever before. However, concurrent with increased prolificacy, high sow death losses and replacement...
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