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Compounding Iron Dextran with NSAIDs at Processing

Author: Ron Johnson Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: The objective of this project was to evaluate whether the mixing (compounding) of NSAIDs (anti-inflammatory/analgesic agents), such as meloxicam or flunixin meglumine, with iron dextran for administration to piglets at the time of processing has any effects on the availability of […]

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Using Exploratory Behavior to Increase Pre-Weaning Creep Consumption

Author: Yolande Seddon and Jennifer Brown Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: This trial investigated if feed consumption both before and after weaning could be increased through stimulating exploratory behavior in piglets. This study question which method would be the best to stimulate exploratory behavior, through the provision of enrichment […]

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Managing Sows in Groups from Weaning: Are there Advantages

Author: Yolande Seddon and Jennifer Brown Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: With growing consumer and retailer pressure to limit the utilization of confinement, gestation stalls have been banned in many parts of the world. The question is, with these limitations on stall use have implications for sow fertility and […]

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Can Flaxseed Replace Antibiotics in Nursery Diets?

Author: Laura Eastwood and Denise Beaulieu Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: Due to the phasing out of antibiotics from feed it is essential to find alternative strategies to aid in nutritional modulation and to help piglets cope with weaning. During weaning they are exposed to three major stressors: nutritional, […]

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Geothermal Systems for Heating in Pork Production

Author: Bernardo Predicala, Ph.D. Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: Previous studies have displayed the cost of energy to a swine operation to range from $7 to $12 of every pig sold. This value has been increasing over the years and now represents the third largest cost in producing pigs. […]

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