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Welfare of Sows and Piglets at Farrowing
Over the last decade, there has been a steady move away from confinement housing systems for sows during gestation in many parts of the world, due to concerns surrounding the effects of closeExpand
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performance , hoof lesions , and Enterobacteriaceae shedding in finishing pigs Effects of a " step-up " ractopamine feeding program , sex , and social rank on growth
Increasing concern for animal well-being and food safety has stimulated the investigation of feed additives such as ractopamine (RAC), a β-agonist widely used to improve production performance ofExpand
Housing and Welfare of Sows during Gestation
Over the last few decades, sow housing has generally moved from somewhat extensive systems towards intensive systems, with sows housed indoors, in non-bedded individual enclosures called gestationExpand
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