Pig Health Articles

  • Antibiotics and the Livestock Industry

    The Earth’s population has more than quadrupled in the last 150 years, which has led to dramatic changes in the livestock industry because farmers had to increase the density of animals in order to meet demand. As a result of the increased proximity of animals to one another, disease became a huge problem. Subsequently, antibiotics began being commonly used on livestock farms. Originally, ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Animal welfare is the farmer`s profit - Case Study

    Hans Liniger from Bernischen Lanzenhäusern in Switzerland has been a farm construction consultant for pig farmers for 35 years. Experience tells him even the smallest mistake in the planning process can have a significant negative impact on the welfare of the pigs. ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Pulp & paper case study - Northwood Pulp & Timber

    Smart Elbow® Triumphs Over Abrasion in Pulp and Paper Industry The first Smart Elbow® installed at Northwood in the hog fuel conveying system (above) worked so well that the two sweep elbows also shown above were eventually replaced with two more 12" cast iron HammerTek Smart Elbows® At Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd. of Prince George, British Columbia, Maintenance Super-visor ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Legacy tracking methods can sometimes result in false positives

    Over the past decade, there have been several major pipeline failures that have had significant environmental impact. The high consequence of a rupture failure makes these pipelines some of the most regulated assets in the world. To reduce risk on these pipelines, operators use inline inspection (ILI) pigs for multiple functions, such as cleaning or assessing the condition of a pipeline, or to ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Brazil’s agriculture minister optimistic about a Mercosur/EU trade accord by end of the yea

    Brazil’ minister of agriculture Katia Abreu said she was very optimistic about Mercosur reaching a trade agreement with the European Union, and if there are problems look to Europe, because Mercosur members have almost agreed and finished their proposal. Ms. Abreu is probably the strongest political woman in Brazil currently, not only because president Dilma Rousseff is much debilitated ...


    By TractorExport

  • Screening for antibiotic residues in swine and poultry tissues using the STAR test

    During a 12–month period, 138 tissue samples (muscle, liver, kidney) were screened for antibiotic residues (ARs), using the five–plate STAR test. Samples positive to one or more antibiotics were detected in 33.9% of the chicken samples and in 26% of the pig samples. All the chicken liver samples, 32.2% of the chicken muscle and 14% of the swine liver samples were positive to sulphonamides and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dead pigs harmless treatment methods in China

    Dead pigs harmless treatment methods in China Any pig farm will encounter dead pigs, dead pigs are often important sources of infection of diseases to spread and spread, causing major economic losses not only on pig-raising industry, also will be a serious threat to human or animal health, so the dead pigs should be a safe and effective treatment. in the course of our work, are often ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Dead pigs found in Huangpu River hit 2,800

    The number of dead pigs found in Shanghai’s Huangpu River has increased to 2,800 after an additional 1,600 corpses were fished out. Labels pinned in the ears of the pigs for tracing purposes have indicated they come from the upper reaches of Jiaxing City in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Local media in the Jiaxing region has reported residents dumping dead pigs into the river since ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Nearly 6,000 dead pigs collected from Shanghai river

    SHANGHAI, March 12 (Xinhua) -- The number of dead pigs collected from Shanghai's Huangpu River has increased to 5,916, Shanghai authorities announced Tuesday. Workers have been busy collecting the corpses of floating pigs since Friday, and municipal authorities have said the corpses will be disposed of safely. However, many corpses remain in the river. On Tuesday morning, 20 dead pigs were ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • Image-based measurement of alveoli volume expansion in an animal model of a diseased lung

    This research aims to improve ventilation protocols in critical care by using appropriate computer models that take into account the essential lung mechanics. This paper automatically tracks the boundary of individual or groups of alveoli, and converts this into a pressure volume curve for three different types of alveoli. Schiller et al. investigate the inflation and deflation of alveoli in a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dietary cation–anion difference and tetany index of timothy forage fertilized with liquid swine manure

    Incidence of metabolic disorders increases when dairy cows (Bos taurus) are fed forages that have a high dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) (>250 mmolc kg–1 dry matter, DM) or high grass tetany (GT) index (>2.2), both associated with high forage K concentration, often caused by applications of liquid swine manure (LSM). We determined how DCAD and GT index of timothy (Phleum pratense L.), ...

  • Immunity development following oral vaccination against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae in a mouse model

    Porcine contagious pleuropneumonia caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (Ap) is a deadly disease in pigs. In this work, we attempt to determine immunogenic properties of an oral Ap vaccine in a mouse model. Formalin-inactivated, whole-cell Ap suspension is included in two vaccine formulations: the classic injectable form with aluminium adjuvant and the oral form encapsulated into ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reinventing the pig: the negotiation of risks and rights in the USA xenotransplantation debate

    Xenotransplantation (XTP) involves the transplantation of cells, tissues and organs from non-human mammals (usually pigs) to humans. Because XTP could produce considerable public health gains, advocates want to proceed to human clinical trials as soon as possible. However, XTP also raises complex regulatory issues, since virtually all scientists agree that there is a risk of pig endogenous ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Control of environmental health and removal of rats by α2-adrenergic antagonist and potassium channel blocker

    In stress, sympathetic system stimulation inhibits insulin release via postsynaptic alpha 2 (a2)- adrenoceptors on the pancreas beta cells, intense sympathetic stimulations interrupt the activation of beta cells in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). Some of the researchers believe that pretreatment with clonidine potentiated hyperglycemia. Glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis or decrease of glucose ...


    By University of Tehran

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