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Widespread use of soyabean meal in pig diets brings forth issues dealing with soyabean antinutritional compounds, especially those that are heat-stable following processing into soyabean meals. Microbial enzyme supplements have been used in an attempt to eliminate these antinutritional compounds,...

Author(s)
Kim, S. W.; Baker, D. H.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 3, pp 91N-95N

To maintain a high standard of animal welfare during the transportation and slaughter of pigs requires both the proper equipment and supervision of employees. The use of numerical scoring of handling and stunning can help maintain high standards because it will enable management to determine...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 3, pp 83N-90N

The control of Salmonella prevalence in pork production is important from food safety, trading and animal health standpoints. Contamination by Salmonella can happen at any stage of the pork production chain: raw materials used in animal nutrition, feed manufacturing, farm level, slaughter plant,...

Author(s)
Coma, J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 2, pp 49N-62N

Gastric ulceration is a common cause of economic loss and a source of welfare concern in the pig industry worldwide. Stomach lesions tend to be restricted to the non-glandular area surrounding the oesophageal opening. Tissue damage occurs when acid, bile and digestive enzymes come in contact with...

Author(s)
Friendship, R. M.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 2, pp 45N-48N

This article reviews the chemical composition, amino acid profiles, fatty acid profiles, and mineral content of full-fat canola, solvent-extracted and expeller-extracted canola meal. The relatively high fibre content as well as the presence of non-starch polysaccharides is discussed. The importance ...

Author(s)
Brand, T.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 1, pp 27N-34N

Little information is available about the reproductive and growth performance of local pigs in the tropics. The present paper reviews studies on the Creole pigs of Guadeloupe and Cuba which both originate from an Iberian breed. It was found that Creole sows reached puberty at a younger age than...

Author(s)
Rinaldo, D.; Canope, I.; Christon, R.; Rico, C.; Ly, J.; Dieguez, F.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 1, pp 17N-26N

The development of DNA microarrays for livestock species is described. These useful genetic tools are expected to have a significant impact on the elucidation of complex traits such as growth and body composition, reproduction, immune response and disease resistance. Progress towards the design and ...

Author(s)
Moody, D. E.; Rosa, A. J.; Reecy, J. M.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 118, pp 1-8

The glutathione concentration present in whole semen, seminal plasma, whole sperm, sperm head, midpiece and tail is reviewed in various species of animals including man. The glutathione concentration in whole semen, seminal plasma, packed sperm, sperm head, midpiece and tail varied between bovine...

Author(s)
Jain, M. C.; Arora, N.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 2003, 71, 8, pp 1R-6R

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