Tim Verbruggen: Water's Role in Swine Health | Ep. 237
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
Understanding water quality and treatment is paramount in advancing swine health and productivity. In this episode, Tim Verbruggen, Global Product Manager at MS Schippers, highlights the significance of water as a key nutrient in swine production, offering strategies to optimize water for improving health and operational efficiency. Tune in on major platforms for valuable insights into enhancing swine management through superior water treatment practices. "Proper water management can significantly reduce pathogens in swine farms." What you’ll learn: (00:00) Highlight (01:10) Introduction (0 ..read more
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Dr. Jonathan Holt: Swine Operation Science | Ep. 230
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
In this episode our special guest Dr. Jonathan Holt explores water management for swine, a fundamental yet often overlooked aspect of swine production, influencing both animal welfare and operational efficiency. Dr. Holt also discusses advancements in swine nutrition and highlights technology and data-driven approaches, underscoring the importance of environmental sustainability in swine operations.  “I've always tried to bring science to the practical side, whether it's research or something new and innovative.” - Dr. Jonathan Holt What you’ll learn: (00:00) Highlight (02:10) Introduc ..read more
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Dr. Charlotte Lauridsen: Nutritional Immunology and Swine Health | Ep. 228
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
As the swine industry continuously evolves, understanding the intricate relationship between nutrition and immune health in pigs becomes increasingly vital. In this enlightening episode, Dr. Charlotte Lauridsen delves into nutritional immunology's role in enhancing pig health. From lipid functions to the impact of fatty acids on immune systems, this episode offers invaluable insights for industry professionals seeking to optimize swine well-being and productivity. “When should we start to manipulate the immune system? It's important to get started early, while the piglet is still suckling the ..read more
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Jay Moore: A New Era of Pig Farming Practices | Ep. 227
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
In this episode, our special guest Jay Moore, Director of Environmental Services at New Fashion Pork, takes you on a journey to understand the pivotal role that environmental stewardship plays in livestock farming. This episode is a rich exploration of sustainable practices in the swine industry, covering topics from the transformative use of pig manure as a natural fertilizer to pioneering odor control – a pressing issue in animal agriculture. Moore also discusses the critical role of carbon sequestration in agriculture and effective strategies for water conservation. This episode is an eye-o ..read more
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Dr. Mark Giesemann: Endogenous Enzyme in Swine Diets | Ep. 226
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
The dynamic field of swine production continually benefits from nutritional innovations, which significantly boost animal health and farm profitability. In this episode, Dr. Mark Giesemann, a seasoned expert and Swine Technical Manager at Adisseo, shares his insights on the benefits of incorporating endogenous enzymes in pig feed. He details how these enzymes contribute to reduced mortality rates and outlines methods for enhancing production outcomes through effective feed additive usage.  “We can make dramatic improvements in the viability of pigs. We can reduce mortality and morbidity ..read more
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Dr. Erin Cortus: Future of Pig Sustainability | Ep. 225
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
I'm Dr. Tara Donovan and that's my very first episode as a cohost on The Swine it Podcast Show! Very excited to embark on this journey with you. In this episode, Dr. Erin Cortus, a respected associate professor and extension engineer at the University of Minnesota sheds light on the crucial role of sustainable practices in ensuring the industry's future. Dr. Cortus emphasizes why it's key to make plans that fit each farm and to keep checking and improving them. The episode's key topics include greenhouse gas emissions, the importance of integrating biosecurity in sustainable farming models, an ..read more
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Dr. Jim Lowe: Successful Pig Production and Management | Ep. 224
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
In this insightful episode, our guest, Dr. Jim Lowe, delves deep into the fascinating world of agriculture and the rapid technological advancements fuelling the future. He underscores how precision farming has transcended the narrative from traditional methods to the integration of digital tools. Dr. Lowe also talks about how new tools such as sensor technology, camera vision, and data integration can inform better decision-making on pig production. With a profound understanding of agriculture's challenges, he explores innovative solutions from strategic partnerships between academia and indus ..read more
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Ethan Stas: Acidifiers in Swine Nutrition | Ep. 223
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
In this episode, Ethan delves into the crucial phase following weaning, where nutrition is pivotal for the health and vitality of piglets. He sheds light on the essential task of keeping a balanced gastric pH in nursery pigs to foster optimal growth and development. He emphasizes the significance of recognizing the acid-binding capacity (ABC) in their diets, its direct impact on health, and the careful selection of ingredients that support a low ABC. Moreover, he examines the use of acidifiers and their integral role throughout this process. “We know the gastrointestinal tract doesn't fully d ..read more
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Andrea Luttman: Pig Behavior Genomics | Ep. 222
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
What happens when the fascinating world of social dynamics collides with genetics and genomic sciences? Get ready for an enlightening journey with our guest, Andrea Luttman, as she unravels the intricate layers of social stress in sows and its profound effects on their offspring's behavior and welfare. In our conversation, she dissects the role of specific genes in stress regulation and the challenges of reducing stress in group-housed animals. She highlights how understanding the molecular level of stress regulation can help us select animals better equipped to deal with stress. “When mixing ..read more
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Dr. Joshua Selsby: Heat Stress Impact on Pigs | Ep. 221
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by Wisenetix
2d ago
Each year, the US swine industry faces significant revenue losses due to heat stress in pigs. This stress manifests in various ways, from visible behavioral shifts like increased panting and seeking cool surfaces, to more covert internal disruptions affecting their health and overall functioning. In this episode, Dr. Joshua Selsby unpacks the physiological and economic ripple effects of heat stress on the swine industry. He also sheds light on potential solutions and the future direction of research in addressing this critical challenge.  “There's good evidence that heat stress is damagi ..read more
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