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Dr. Germán Bertsch - 8/04/2020

Swine

Main causes of diarrhea in pigs

Traditional prevention methods and natural solutions of the diarrhea in pigs. Among the most important problems due to their negative effect on productivity and profitability in pig production are gastrointestinal disorders, particularly diarrhea...


Dr. Marco A. Hernández - 6/04/2020

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Evolution of cages and facilities for laying hens

From the time of the Romans, a greater amount of information was generated about the breeding of birds; being hens and geese the main birds raised by the Romans in small farms. Chicken meat was highly appreciated by that culture, something we can...


Dr. David DĂ­ez Arias - 2/04/2020

Poultry Farming

Broiler management in the starter phase

The starter phase in broiler farming is a key stage in the production cycle. The length of this period varies depending on the management system, but, generally, it considers approximately the first 14 days of the birds' life. In this phase,...


Dra. Maria Soriano - 23/03/2020

Aquaculture, Feeding, Poultry Farming, Ruminants, Swine

Animal feed preservatives: effect on feed’s microbiological quality

The microbiological quality of the feed is a factor of great importance in animal production because of its impact on productivity and health status of the animals. In addition, the importance of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi or yeasts) and...


Dr. Marco A. Hernández - 12/03/2020

Farm management, Swine

Facilities in the pig sector. Pig housing

The following general requirements must be considered in the construction of pig housing: The land must have adequate drainage to avoid diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis and pneumonia in the pigs. The orientation of the accommodation when...


Dr. Marco A. Hernández - 10/03/2020

Farm management, Poultry Farming

Poultry house disinfection

Poultry farming involves a variety of risks associated with the environment and constant exposure to various contaminants: viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and dust, which affect weight gain and increase mortality. This is why poultry house...


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