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Vaccination essential for disease prevention, but not a silver bullet
Vaccination is a common practice in farms to protect animals from pathogens, which could lead to disease. Yet despite vaccinating, disease outbreaks still happen. ISA Q TAN reports on vaccination, how it works, and what might lead to failure. It also looks at the types of vaccines available today and where trends in vaccination are headed.
Waste treatment boosts pig farming sustainability
The clamor for technologies to manage pig waste and produce alternative energy simultaneously is increasing. The goal is not only to save on energy costs but to lower carbon footprint and make operations more sustainable. MELIYANA looks at currently available technologies to achieve these.
WorTawee Farm finds value in high welfare pig farming
High welfare or organic pork is a niche product in Thailand as it carries a premium price tag. But WorTawee Farm sees growth opportunities, as more people value sustainable production, writes PAYUNGSAK WIRIYABUNDITKUL.
Optimizing swine feed utilization
BING GUO, NARONGRAT MALIWONG, KEVIN LIU, and PIERRE COZANNET describe the ‘Feedase’ effect of using a synergistic combination of several enzymes simultaneously to attack anti-nutritional factors found in each combination of raw materials, releasing nutrients from them, and how this can improve feed digestibility.
Covid – lessons learned for swine health
GEOFF HANDLEY reports two studies that show the in-feed application of benzoic acid and essential oils can reduce the viral load and survivability of ASF virus in feed. Feed mitigation could therefore be a preventive measure for reducing the risk of contaminated feed by ASF and other viruses, while resulting in improved pig health and performance.
Tackling toxins, preserving pig performance
SI-TRUNG TRAN and FELLIPE FREITAS BARBOSA explore why the interaction between mycotoxins and endotoxins poses significant risks for pig producers and how toxin-mitigating solutions can support management strategies.