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Reducing Temperature Requirements for Group Housed Sows to Save Cost

Author: Alvin Alvardo, M.Sc. and Bernardo Predicala, Ph.D. Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: The revised Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs has the expectation that by 2024 producers will convert their gestation housing from stalls to group housing. In order to aid in making […]

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Assessing Enrichment for Sows

Author: Victoria Kyeiwaa and Jennifer Brown, Ph.D Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: Interest regarding enrichment for sows has steamed for revisions to the Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs which includes, “multiple forms of enrichment that aim to improve the welfare of the animals”. […]

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Assessing Particle Size and the Cost of Grinding

Author: Danilo Sotto, Tom Scott, and Denise Beaulieu Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: Studies have shown that particle size reduction improves feed efficiency in all stages of production. Studies at Kansas State University have identified a recommended average particle size for corn-soybean meal based diets. Information regarding particle size […]

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Improving Biosecurity in Swine Transport

Author: Sarah Ethier, Jennifer Brown, Ph.D Publication: Centred on Swine, Winter 2016 Volume 22 Number 2 Summary: While on farm biosecurity measures are increasingly stringent, a major gap that can allow for transmission of disease is biosecurity in transport. As such, new cleaning procedures for trailers must be developed to make sanitizing trailers easy and […]

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Does the Inclusion of Lyso-Lecithin (Lecrid) Improve the Growth of Newly Weaned Pigs?

Author: A.D. Beaulieu, P. Leterne Publication: Centred on Swine, Spring 2017 Volume 23 Number 1 Summary: The newly weaned piglet is abruptly transferred from a liquid milk diet, containing about 8% fat to a dry diet with approximately 5% fat. Moreover, fat digestibility of milk fat by the suckling pig approaches 95% while the digestion […]

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