Report on Current Issues and Technology Updates for Swine Feed Safety

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Report on Current Issues and Technology Updates for
Swine Feed Safety

Executive Summary 1
Introduction 1
Discussion2
Appendices3
Conclusion and Recommendations6
Works Cited7
Executive Summary 1
Introduction 1
Discussion2
Appendices3
Conclusion and Recommendations6
Works Cited7

Figure 1:Reveal 2.0 AccuScan III
Figure 2:Hog infected by Mycotoxins
Table 1:Specifications of equipments to detect Aflatoxin
Table 2:Specifications of Veratox monitoring kits
Figure 1:Reveal 2.0 AccuScan III
Figure 2:Hog infected by Mycotoxins
Table 1:Specifications of equipments to detect Aflatoxin
Table 2:Specifications of Veratox monitoring kits
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND TABLES

THE ABSTRACT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The first part of the report tackles the effects of the different bacteria and fungi-related infestation found in hogs. These adverse effects range from diseases that can be contracted by humans as well as the hogs which may result to a lower meat and offspring production.

The second part discusses the different technological innovations on how to solve the problems mentioned above. These solutions vary from bacterial detection to improvement of feeds, supplements, and shots that can be given to starters (early growth stage of hogs).

The final part contains conclusions on how these methods are chosen for application in our swine firm, the Maniquis Hog Farm, and recommendations to improve the quality of hogs and keep our good record of providing our consumers with high quality yet affordable meat straight from our hog farm.

To have a successful swine operation, we should institute the following practices: proper nutrition, health care, and good management. Well-nourished pigs grow faster and attain market weight earlier than improperly fed ones. Moreover, the former is better than the latter in terms of feed utilization, resistance to diseases and stress, productiveness, and rising of litter. As of last year, the factors rigorously investigated in the field are the substances that contaminate swine feeds, namely Mycotoxins. The effects of these toxins include reproductive and digestive problems in hogs. Technological advancements are in the process to detect and eliminate them.

The first part of the report tackles the effects of the different bacteria and fungi-related infestation found in hogs. These adverse effects range from diseases that can be contracted by humans as well as the hogs which may result to a lower meat and offspring production.

The second part discusses the different technological innovations on how to solve the problems mentioned above. These solutions vary from bacterial detection to improvement of feeds, supplements, and shots that can be given to starters (early growth stage of hogs).

The final part contains conclusions on how these methods are chosen for application in our swine firm, the Maniquis Hog Farm, and recommendations to improve the quality of hogs and keep our good record of providing our consumers with high quality yet affordable meat straight from our hog farm.

To have a successful swine operation, we should institute the following practices: proper nutrition, health care, and good management. Well-nourished pigs grow faster and attain market weight earlier than improperly fed ones. Moreover, the former is better than the latter in terms of feed utilization, resistance to diseases and stress, productiveness, and rising of litter. As of last year, the factors rigorously investigated in the field are the substances that contaminate swine feeds, namely Mycotoxins. The effects of these toxins include reproductive and digestive problems in hogs. Technological advancements are in the process to detect and eliminate them.

INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION

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