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Melatonin, the major pineal secretory product, has a significant impact on the female reproductive system. Recently, the beneficial effects of melatonin on mammalian oocyte maturation and embryonic development have drawn increased attention. However, the exact underlying mechanisms remain to be...

Authors
He Bin; Yin Chao; Gong YaBin; Liu Jie; Guo HuiDuo; Zhao RuQian
Publisher
Wiley
Publication
Journal of Cellular Physiology, 2018, 233, 1, pp 302-312
News Article

Raymond "Bob" Rowland, Kansas State University professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has created a...

Date
December 2017
CAB ReviewFull Text

Animal diseases are a significant source of lost revenue in livestock production systems. Reduction and control of diseases has traditionally been done under three management programs: eradication by test and slaughter, vaccination, and use of antibiotics. However, inadequate efficacy of vaccines...

Date
October 2017
Subjects
animal diseases; antibiotics; biochemical markers; control programmes; culling; diagnosis; disease control; disease prevalence; disease prevention; domestic animals; efficacy; infectious diseases; livestock; losses; messenger RNA; natural immunity; pathogens; potency; poultry; regulatory genes; reviews; RNA; slaughter; translation; vaccination
Authors
Taxis, T. M.; Casas, E.
CABI Book Info
Cover for The ethology of domestic animals: an introductory text.

This third edition book with 19 chapters on domestic animal ethology is divided into two parts: Part A contains the basic elements of animal behaviour (chapter I, the study of animal behaviour and its application; chapter II, behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication; chapter III, behaviour...

Authors
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Event

3 - 6 March 2018 - San Diego, California

Venue
San Diego, California
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
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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
Authors
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.
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AbstractFull Text

The objective was to review the production process, characterization, nutritional value, metabolism, limitations of glycerin use and its effects on performance and carcass and meat characteristics of pigs. The glycerol molecule appears as a viscous, colorless, odorless and hygroscopic liquid, with...

Authors
Leite, R. G.; Corassa, A.; Silva, D. R. da; Santos, T. I. S. dos
Publisher
Western Parana State University
Publication
Scientia Agraria Paranaensis, 2017, 16, 1, pp 13-20
AbstractFull Text

Environmental impacts of livestock systems, especially pig production, have come under increasing debate in recent years. The challenge is in meeting the growing demand for food at an affordable cost, without compromising environmental integrity. Previous studies have shown that feed production is...

Authors
Monteiro, A. N. T. R.; Dourmad, J. Y.; Pozza, P. C.
Publisher
Centro de Ciências Rurais, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Publication
Ciência Rural, 2017, 47, 6, pp e20161029
AbstractFull Text

Background & objectives: Culex tritaeniorhynchus is the primary vector of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) which is a major threat to animals and humans health. This virus has been reported earlier from low altitude regions of Tibet, in mosquitoes, Tibetan pigs and local Tibetans, but no...

Authors
Zhang Hui; Luo HouQiang; Mujeeb-ur-Rehman; Fazul Nabi; Li Kun; Lan YanFang; Huang ShuCheng; Zhang LiHong; Khalid Mehmood; Muhammad Shahzad; Li JiaKui
Publisher
National Institute of Malaria Research
Publication
Journal of Vector Borne Diseases, 2017, 54, 1, pp 69-73
AbstractFull Text

A study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary protease supplementation on growth performance and carcass characteristics of growing-finishing pigs that started with a lower bodyweight than pigs in the control group. A total of 96 growing pigs (initial bodyweight (BW) 31.6±2.97 kg)...

Authors
Choe, J.; Kim, K. S.; Kim, H. B.; Park, S.; Kim, J.; Kim, S.; Kim, B.; Cho, S. H.; Cho, J. Y.; Park, I. H.; Cho, J. H.; Song, M.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 5, pp 697-703
AbstractFull Text

The widespread use of artificial insemination in the pig industry has provided breeders with access to genetic material from superior boars from around the world. Selection of parent stock is based on estimated breeding values (EBVs), which are regularly computed in all countries performing genetic...

Authors
Krüger, D. A.; Marle-Koster, E. van; Theron, H. E.
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science
Publication
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2017, 47, 5, pp 688-696

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