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2016.05.30 | Anis

Erysipelas - an emerging disease in animal friendly production systems for poultry and pigs

Erysipelas is a severe infectious disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. The disease is well-known, but basic knowledge particularly on the infection in chickens, is lacking. A new project (EryPoP) will provide novel information that will enable scientifically based guidelines to prevent future erysipelas outbreaks.

New results are useful for improving genetic evaluations of Holstein cow fertility. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen

2016.06.03 | Cattle

Improved breeding value assessment for reproductive performance in dairy cows

The routine breeding value assessment for reproductive performance in Denmark and Sweden may be improved by means of activity-based fertility traits. This is demonstrated by results from a recently finished PhD project. In addition, it has been demonstrated that the genetic variation in reproductive performance changes in relation to calving…

The results show that meal feed seems to be the best strategy if you want to prevent gastric ulcers in pigs.

2016.05.26 | Anis

Need for strenghtened efforts to prevent gastric ulcers in slaughter pigs

A recently finished research project investigated the farmer’s possibilities to identify gastric ulcers in pig herds and examined whether adding hemp to the feed might solve the problem. The results show that meal feed seems to be the best strategy if you want to prevent gastric ulcers in pigs.