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Prairie Swine Research Centre Annual Report 2010

by 5m Editor
27 July 2011, at 12:00am

The annual report from the Prairie Swine Centre in Canada includes articles on some recently completed research in the fields of engineering, behaviour and nutrition.

To view the full report, including all the papers listed, click here.

Engineering

  • Controlling environmental emissions from swine barns using zinc oxide nanoparticles
  • Comparative evaluation of the use of heat exchanger, ground source heat pump and conventional heating systems in grow-finish rooms
  • Evaluation of methods for controlling and monitoring occupational exposure of workers in swine facilities
  • Evaluation of water use and potential water conservation strategies in swine barns

Ethology

  • Food court design for large group auto-sort for grow-finish pigs
  • Evaluation of temperature conditions in trucks during transport of market pigs to slaughter in four seasons
  • Does palatability affect the intake of peas in pigs?
  • Effects of temperament and floor space allowance on sows at grouping
  • Literature review and needs assessment of housing systems for gestating sows in group pens with individual feeding

Nutrition

  • Dietary omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratios affect colostrum, sow and piglet plasma fatty acid profiles
  • Dietary omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratios affect sow reproduction and piglet performance
  • Effects of altering the omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio in sow diets on the immune responses of their offspring post-weaning
  • Weaning at 28 days. Is creep feeding beneficial?
  • Development of diets for low birth-weight piglets to improve post-weaning growth performance and optimise net returns to the producer

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

July 2011