MV. JĂşlia PiĂ© OrpĂ - 10/11/2020Improvement of performance in grow-finish pigs
Grow-finish stage is the last phase in pig production that ends when the animal reaches the market weight. In this stage, feeding costs are the highest because pigs eat much more feed.
Dra. Maria Soriano - 29/10/2020Prevalence and prevention of mycotoxins
Mycotoxins are metabolites produced by toxigenic fungi which are of great concern as major food and feed contaminants. The ingestion of mycotoxins may damage the digestive mucosa and, once absorbed, may affect additional internal organs and the...
Jerson AndrĂ©s CuĂ©llar SĂˇenz - 16/10/2020Types of Coronaviruses in animal production
What are coronaviruses? Coronaviruses are a family of infectious agents of viral origin so-called because under the microscope their proteins give them the appearance of a crown (in latin corona) in the outermost part. This family of viruses is...
MV. JĂşlia PiĂ© OrpĂ - 7/10/2020Flavourings in animal feed: Improve palatability in Pig Production
Flavourings are especially important in stages where pigs have decreased appetite, such as the first days after weaning. The enhancement of taste and smell by flavourings help to improve feed palatability and, consequently, animal feed intake.
Dr. GermĂˇn Bertsch - 28/09/2020Stability of the gut microbiota as a key target in animal health
The composition of the gut microbiota is known to affect many host functions, including nutrient utilization, intestinal epithelium integrity, and the development and activity of the intestinal immune system. Therefore, one of the possibilities to...
Jerson AndrĂ©s CuĂ©llar SĂˇenz - 24/09/2020BIOGAS IN ANIMAL PRODUCTION: WHY SHOULD YOU KNOW IT?
Biogas is a source of energy that is obtained from the decomposition of organic materials in an anaerobic environment, that is, where there is little or no oxygen; this source appears as a mixture of different gases. This task is carried out by...