Technical Paper

The Beauty of the Blend: How organic acids support feed safety and shelf life

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Meeting the world's demand for more animal protein isn't about simply producing more food but should also include reducing waste and maintaining the nutritional value of feed. Today, one-third of food is wasted between field and fork, and this waste represents $1T USD.

Gastrointestinal tract (gut) health in the young pig

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

An optimally functioning gastrointestinal tract (GIT) clearly is of importance to the overall metabolism, physiology, disease status and performance of pigs of all stages of growth and development.

Long-term effect of feeding spray-dried plasma during the nursery stage on subsequent performance and health status to market weight

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The benefits of feeding spray dried plasma (SDP) during the post-weaning period are well known (1). However, there are limited studies about the long-term impact of feeding SDP to nursery pigs on subsequent performance and health status of grow-finish (GF) pigs (2). This study aimed to determine the effects of various ...

Young animals require higher protein concentration in their diets

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The nutritional needs are quite different between young and more mature animals. Young animals grow and develop at a fast pace, gaining muscle, developing organs and growing bones while their brains and nervous system also develop. Therefore, the amino acids requirement of young animals is higher per energy unit than o ...

Effects of dietary probiotic, liquid feed and nutritional concentration on the growth performance, nutrient digestibility and faecal score of weaning piglets

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary probiotic blend and liquid feed program at different nutritional densities on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, fecal score of weaning piglets.

Improving the efficiency of a candidate ASFV vaccine through feeding spray-dried plasma to pigs

Monday, August 8, 2022

Spray-dried plasma (SDP) is a highly digestible, high-protein level ingredient widely used in feed for weaned pigs. The benefits of SDP on growth performance, gut function, and immunity are well known.

Identifying suitable supplements to improve piglet survival during farrowing and lactation

Monday, August 8, 2022

Piglet mortality during parturition and prior to weaning is an ongoing economic and welfare issue. This review collates the current literature describing the effects of specific dietary supplements on key parameters affecting piglet survival.

The dynamics of the piglet gut microbiome during the weaning transition in association with health and nutrition

Monday, August 8, 2022

Understanding the composition of the microbial community and its functional capacity during weaning is important for pig production as bacteria play important roles in the pig's health and growth performance. However, limited information is available regarding the composition and function of the gut microbiome of p ...

Feeding spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP) to pigs contributed to delayed experimental African swine fever transmission and progression

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a dsDNA virus that can cause high mortality in pigs of all ages. ASFV is primarily transmitted oro-nasally or indirectly by feeding garbage containing infected ingredients, biological vectors or fomites.

Using nutritional strategies to shape the gastrointestinal tracts of suckling and weaned piglets

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Throughout the world, piglet mortality and morbidity in large litters are a major welfare concern and source of economic losses. Gastro-intestinal problems rank amongst the highest causes of morbidity, mortality and antimicrobial use.