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Impact of Calcium and Phosphorus on Sow Lameness and Sow Longevity

As sow productivity continues to improve, dietary mineral recommendations are evolving. Physiological and anatomical demands on the skeletal system are increasing so higher dietary levels of minerals like phosphorus and calcium are recommended. The modern, highly prolific sow has not had much research done on...

Enhancement of Litter Size in Commercial Swine

A large concern in the North American Pork Industry is prenatal mortality.  Between gestation days 15-0, 20-30% of coceptuses are lost, with another 10-15% loses between gestation days 50-70. Different techniques to improve litter size have been used such as selective breeding for genes responsible...