JULY 20, 2018

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Sharing the knowledge

Recent peer-reviewed publications from PROHEALTH

As the EU-funded PROHEALTH project is approaching the end of its 5-year duration, the focus has been moved from experimentation and measurements towards analysing, synthesising and concluding. Several recently published papers present PROHEALTH studies and their findings:

  • Sakkas et al. (2018) Does selection for growth rate in broilers affect their resistance and tolerance to Eimeria maxima?, Veterinary Parasitology
  • Pandolfi et al. (2018) Connecting Different Data Sources to Assess the Interconnections between Biosecurity, Health, Welfare, and Performance in Commercial Pig Farms in ...

JULY 20, 2018

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A strategy for reducing antibiotic use in pig production

How results from PROHEALTH are adding value for a French premix and feed company and its customers

CCPA is a premix and feed company. Our customers are mainly feed manufacturers for poultry, pig and ruminants production, operating in France, across Europe, Asia and Latin America. Innovation and market anticipation are two main pillars of our strategy. We also produce pre-starter feeds for young animals. The main areas of application of the PROHEALTH work for CCPA is relevant for pig production. PROHEALTH innovative results have been shared with our customers during our annual pig and poultry workshops. More than 400 nutritionists ...

JULY 20, 2018

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Discover our Online Poultry Journal

Aggregated news and information from the poultry sector

We would like to introduce a new feature that has recently been added to the PROHEALTH website: the Online Poultry Journal which can be found in the PROHEALTH Knowledge Centre.

Conceived and designed by the poultry experts within PROHEALTH, the service strives to deliver a comprehensive but curated selection of news stories from across the poultry sector. The purpose of the online journal is to reduce the time and effort needed by poultry professionals and enthusiasts to regularly check different sources for updates, providing the users a ...

JULY 20, 2018

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Enriching sow environment and diet during pregnancy influences sow welfare and piglet survival

Conclusions from a PROHEALTH experimental study

Piglet mortality is a major concern for pig producers. On European farms, approximately one piglet out of five or six is born dead or dies after birth. The main cause of stillbirth is prolonged farrowing possibly due to stress or fatigue of sows; the main causes for post-natal mortality are hypothermia as a result of hypoxia and(or) starvation, crushing by the sow and infections.

There is some evidence that the environment of the sow during pregnancy can generate maternal stress which could influence piglets before and after birth. Notably, in a previous ...

JULY 20, 2018

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Managing More Survivors

Impacts of birthweight and pre-natal growth restriction on piglets

Larger litter size from prolific sows has reduced birth weight of commercial pigs and lead to increased variation of birth weights within a litter. However birth weight alone does not distinguish between small piglets and those that have experienced intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR).

PROHEALTH work in the UK has been studying IUGR piglets on a JSR Genetics commercial farm to try and understand the impact of these animals and possible strategies to reduce their occurrence in future generations.

A significant benefit to JSR Genetics of participation ...