Diarrhoea Pre-weaning (Milk Scour)

Diarrhoea in piglets occur worldwide and affects piglets at the pre-weaning stage. The main causes are dietary problems, E. coli and poor hygiene. It leads to stunting and death. Causes Rotavirus infection and coccidiosis are the major causes of pre-weaning diarrhoea. Other agents such as E. coli may be involved as colostral protection wanes or when new …

Thin Sow Syndrome And Way Out

Occurrence: Worldwide. Age affected: Sows. Causes: Inadequate feed intake during lactation; farrowing house too hot; overfeeding in pregnancy. Effects: Weight loss, anoestrus. Causes The condition results classically from a combination of parasitism (helminths or mange), low environmental temperatures and inadequate feed intake, particularly during lactation. Weight loss at this time may never be regained. Parasitism …

Pelletized Pig Feed Optimizes Performances

French researchers have evaluated in 3 trials the effect of pelleting on the nutritional value (energy and proteins) of complete feeds for pigs.  It is already known that pelleting of complete feeds does have a positive effect on performance indicators, like average daily gain (ADG), feed conversion ratio (FCR) of piglets and growing pigs. However, …

IITA Lauched Improved Seed Yam Tubers in Nigeria

IITA and partners launched a new five-year seed yam system development project on 24 February 2017 at IITA-Ibadan conference center, Oyo State, Nigeria. The flagship initiative will ensure the timely availability of adequate quantities of high quality improved seed yam tubers on a commercial basis for smallholder farmers in Nigeria and Ghana. DG Sanginga exhorts …