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Complement factor 5a is a potent proinflammatory mediator that contributes to the pathogenesis of numerous inflammatory diseases. Protein-based C5a inhibitors have proven to be clinically valuable. Aptamers, which are oligonucleic acid chains or polypeptides, can bind to target molecules and hence...

Author(s)
Li ZhiPing; Wang XiWen; Chen Man; Li QianXue; Qu Han; Shao Ting; Sun Rui; Zhang YanDong; Xia ZhiPing
Publisher
Elsevier Science
Publication
Analytical Biochemistry, 2019, pp 47-53
News Article

A report, compiled by Georgina Crayford, senior policy advisor at the National Pig Association (NPA), details her findings on antibiotic use in pig...

Date
December 2018
Event

9 - 12 March 2019 - Orlando, Florida

Venue
Orlando, Florida
Country
USA
Contact
American Association of Swine Veterinarians
Contact Details
830 26th Street, Perry, Iowa 50220, USA.
Tel
+1 515 465 5255
Fax
+1 515 465 3832
CAB ReviewFull Text

Pigs are prandial feeders and drinkers. Focus has been directed to pig nutritional needs that include micro- and macro-nutrients, mineral and vitamin requirements and feed particle size. Water is the most important nutrient for pigs without which pigs will only survive for a short time....

Date
December 2018
Subjects
animal production; animal welfare; design; drinkers; drinking; feeding behaviour; feeds; nutrient requirements; particle size; pens; water; water intake; water quality; water supply; water troughs
Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Garcia, A.; Jackson, C.; Karriker, L.; Ramirez, A.; Johnson, A.
CABI Book Info
Cover for Farm animal behaviour: characteristics for assessment of health and welfare.

The second edition of this book contains 12 chapters that describe the domestication, behaviour, physiology, health, welfare, housing and handling of horses, pigs, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats, fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, deer and ratites.

Author(s)
Ekesbo, I.; Gunnarsson, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391391)
Recommended Article

Pain management in the neonatal piglet during routine management procedures. Part 1: a systematic review of randomized and non-randomized intervention studies.

Date
October 2015
Author(s)
Dzikamunhenga, R. S., Anthony, R., Coetzee, J., Gould, S., Johnson, A., Karriker, L., McKean, J., Millman, S. T., Niekamp, S. R., O'Connor, A. M.
Source
Animal Health Research Reviews 2014 15 1 14-38
AbstractFull Text

Transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE), cause by transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), is an acute digestive and highly infectious disease in piglets. In this study, porcine interleukin-12 immunological adjuvant combined with a DNA vaccine bearing the TGEV-S1 gene was used to immunize piglets,...

Author(s)
Li XunLiang; Li PengChong; Chen HuiJie; Meng FanDan; Ren XiaoFeng; Li GuangXing
Publisher
Kafkas Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi
Publication
Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, 2019, 25, 1, pp 47-54
AbstractFull Text

Background: The emerging mobile colistin resistance gene, mcr-1, is an ongoing worldwide concern and an evaluation of clinical isolates harboring this gene is required in Korea. We investigated mcr-1-possessing Enterobacteriaceae among Enterobacteriaceae strains isolated in Korea, and compared the...

Author(s)
Yoon EunJeong; Hong JunSung; Yang JiWoo; Lee KwangJun; Lee HyukMin; Jeong SeokHoon
Publisher
Korean Society for Laboratory Medicine
Publication
Annals of Laboratory Medicine, 2018, 38, 6, pp 555-562
AbstractFull Text

Majority of live attenuated vaccine against classical swine fever virus (CSFV) including HCLV/India are derived from Chinese vaccine strain, C-strain which is genogroup 1 virus. Presently genotype 2 viruses are predominantly circulating in Indian field. Therefore the present study was carried out...

Author(s)
Neelam Tomar; Veena Sharma; John, J. K.; Menaka Sethi; Ray, P. K.; Arya, R. S.; Tareni Das; Dhama, K.; Saikumar, G.
Publisher
JEBAS
Publication
Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 2018, 6, 3, pp 509-515
AbstractFull Text

The aim of this study was to determine the protein quality of sow's colostrum. For this purpose, the essential amino acid index (EAAI) of sow's colostrum was calculated. The study was carried out on 12 Large white sows, which were on the 2.9 farrowing on average. Colostrum samples were collected by...

Author(s)
Rolinec, M.; Biró, D.; Gálik, B.; Šimko, M.; Juráček, M.; Hanušvsk, O.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture
Publication
Journal of Central European Agriculture, 2018, 19, 1, pp 95-101
AbstractFull Text

This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of ractopamine concentrations on swine fat and meat lipid profiles. Ninety finishing barrows, initially weighing 71.9±4.4 kg, were distributed in a randomized block design in three ractopamine concentrations (0, 10 and 20 ppm) with fifteen replicates...

Author(s)
Alencar, S. A. da S.; Kiefer, C.; Nascimento, K. M. R. de S.; Viana, L. H.; Gonçalves, L. M. P.; Rocha, G. C.; Corassa, A.; Abreu, R. C. de
Publisher
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Publication
Ciência Rural, 2018, 48, 8, pp e20170844

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