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The pork production chain and raw pork products are among the most important reservoirs of antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms. This study investigated the antimicrobial resistance profiles and integrons and their associated gene cassettes of Escherichia coli isolated from a large-scale...

Author(s)
Fang, J.; Shen, Y.; Qu, D.; Han, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication
Food Control, 2019, 95, pp 215-222
News Article

A team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University and Genus plc has succeeded in producing pigs that are resistant to...

Date
October 2018
CAB ReviewFull Text

The objective of this paper is to review causes of lameness lesions, lameness detection methods, factors affecting lameness, the association between lameness and other economically important swine production traits, and treatment for lameness in swine breeding herds. Lameness in sows is an...

Date
August 2018
Subjects
animal welfare; culling; detection; economic impact; feet; floor type; genetic effects; gilts; herds; lameness; legs; lesions; longevity; mineral supplements; nutrient requirements; performance traits; pig housing; productive life; reproductive performance; risk factors; sows; vitamin supplements
Author(s)
Supakorn, C.; Stock, J. D.; Garay, E.; Johnson, A. K.; Stalder, K. J.
CABI Book Info
Cover for Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Event

22 - 24 May 2019 - Utrecht

Venue
Utrecht
Country
Netherlands
Contact
Conference Management
Contact Details
Klinkhamer Group | conferences & events, PO Box 1308, 6201 BH Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Tel
+31 (0)43 3627 008
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

The effect of 2 different pig stocking rates (4 and 8 animals per ha) in a silvopastoral system (SPS) of oak - Celtic pig was evaluated in terms of pig growth and morphometric variables after 71/2 months in the forest and the incidence of their manure on the quality of water from fountains and...

Author(s)
Silva-Pando, F. J.; Alonso Santos, M.; Bustos Vázquez, M.; Ignacio Quinteiro, M. F.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 328-332
AbstractFull Text

Food-forest systems are generally thought to be able to make better use of available nutrients, maintain or even increase soil organic carbon balance while preserving a valuable landscape. In the Netherlands, the contribution of livestock and/or farm animals to such systems is poorly understood....

Author(s)
Hanegraaf, M. C.; Horst, N. van der; Oosterhof, G.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 302-305
AbstractFull Text

Varkensbedrijf Neimeijer is an organic pig farm with a vision of local, regenerative and resilient food production. They are developing an agroforestry system for their pigs with the goal of producing healthy meat in a natural and economically feasible way, with a strong connection with the local...

Author(s)
Neimeijer, N.; Neimeijer, J.; San Giorgi, X.; Dawson, A.; Kleijer, G.; Cremer, H.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 191-194
AbstractFull Text

The aim of our research was to search for viable business models for two business cases in The Netherlands: a commercial polyculture garden (Sprankenhof) and a Robinia forest with pigs (Boeren in het Bos). Our theoretical starting point is that small and medium-sized companies can adopt in general...

Author(s)
Oosterhof, G.; Masselink, S.; Dorp, D. van; Dooren, N. van; Eweg, R.; Stobbelaar, D. J.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 45-48
AbstractFull Text

A novel porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) was first detected in pigs showing porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome, reproductive failure, and multisystemic inflammation in the USA. Herein, we report on PCV3 as a potential etiological agent of clinical signs, reproductive failure and respiratory...

Author(s)
Kim SeongHee; Park JiYoung; Jung JiYoul; Kim HaYoung; Park YuRi; Lee KyoungKi; Lyoo, Y. S.; Yeo SangGeon; Park ChoiKyu
Publisher
Korean Society of Veterinary Science
Publication
Journal of Veterinary Science, 2018, 19, 5, pp 721-724

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