Supporting Pigs Through Heat Stress
Pigs are a particularly vulnerable to heat stress as a species because they have a limited ability to cool themselves down and therefore, they rely on other mechanisms. This is why pigs will cover themselves in mud, because as the mud dries evaporative cooling occurs. However, in modern pig production, mud is generally scarce. In… Continue reading
Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS)
Another wave of PRRS is sweeping across North America. A new and more infectious strain of the virus is leading to high sow and piglet mortality across the US. There are reports that this 1-4-4 strain type is causing 20 to 35% of the growing pigs dying off and at an increasing rate. Porcine Respiratory… Continue reading
Tonisity Webinar Recording- New Research into Piglet Pre-weaning Mortality and Recommended Solutions
Tonisity’s Mathieu Cortyl, Managing Director for Europe and Asia Pacific, details the latest research findings into piglet pre-weaning mortality and provides some insight into solutions that can be used to address these challenges.
Improving the chances of piglet survival
A webinar run as part of the Tonisity EuroTier Speaker Programme was picked up by Pig Progress and subject to a deeper report by the publication. The webinar itself was presented by Dr Keelin O’Driscoll and Dr. Laura Boyle, Senior Researchers from Teagasc, Ireland’s Agriculture and Food Development Authority. With the aim of improving pigs’… Continue reading
Tonisity Webinar – New Research into Piglet Pre-weaning Mortality & Recommended Solutions – Friday 18th June
Worldwide, 10-15% of piglets born viable don’t make it to weaning… A 1% reduction in pre-weaning mortality on a farm having 13 to 16 born alive per litter represents a potential saving of €10 per sow per year or €10,000 for a 1,000-sow farm (assuming a value of a weaner pig of €30 per head)… Continue reading
Tonisity EuroTier Speaker Programme – Dr. Alfons Jansman
The second session on day two of Tonisity’s EuroTier Speaker Programme saw Dr. Alfons Jansman, Senior Scientist Animal Nutrition, Wageningen Livestock Research, Netherlands, present his research into “Nutrition and intestinal development in young piglets.” Please click the link below to view the recorded webinar.
Tonisity EuroTier Speaker Programme – Prof. Richard Ducatelle
The first session on day two of Tonisity’s EuroTier Speaker Programme saw Prof. Richard Ducatelle, Head of the Laboratory of Veterinary Pathology, University of Ghent, Belgium, discusses “Small intestinal absorption versus small intestinal infection.” Please click the link below to view the recorded webinar.