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Formula for Successful Production: Good Nutrition or Sick Pigs/Chickens?Raising Productivity & Health in Swine & Poultry A series of reviews from world-leading authorities on pig and poultry nutrition, health and production. FREE POSTER on How to Increase Uniformity of Finished Pigs: downloadVariation in size of finishers occurs for many reasons:season, management, nutrition, feeding, strategy, genotype, environment, boar/gilt/castrate sex, health. To ensure sustainability of both the pig and poultry industries, producers must endeavour to seek new technologies to improve production efficiency whilst lowering the cost of production and producing a quality product. This edited collection of articles is from a series of seminars by the world’s leading authorities in the field of swine and poultry nutrition and production. The importance of animal health together with novel strategies for disease control and ways to minimise the environmental impact of pig and poultry production are covered. FREE POSTERS: Sow Colostrum – importance & practical tips Isolation, Hospitalization, Recovery Pens Production Diseases in Farm Animals Includes CD of Proceedings of International Conference on Production Diseases in Farm Animals High producing farm animals are permanently challenged by a variety of factors: lack of proper nutrition, housing systems, infections and stress. The incidence, course and outcome of production diseases are changing continuously. New information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of production diseases is needed. These problems are complicated by the discussion of animal welfare, the rapid changes in agricultural production and the economics of production. The following key topics are handled: alternatives to growth-promoting antibacterial agents; chronic inflammation and animal production; animal behaviour and welfare in intensive production systems; epidemiology of production diseases; new techniques in immunoprophylaxis; nutrition-immunology and production-immunology relationships; phosphorus nutrition – animal health and environmental concerns; application of genomics to production disease; role of specific fatty acids in animal health, reproduction, and performance; trace mineral nutrition and metabolism. AN HOLISTIC APPROACH TO FARM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT!Hardcover 480 pages Changes in market organisation, climatic conditions and societal demands on food quality, animal welfare and environmental quality have created new conditions for farming families to develop their businesses as well as specialist farm advisors and policy makers. Contributions come from specialists involved in crop and animal production worldwide. Author of “The Whole Hog – Exploring the Extraordinary Potential of Pigs” is biologist Lyall Watson who has tracked pigs in the wild, observed their resourceful and playful lives and deciphered their language of vocal sounds. During forty million years of evolution, pigs have become increasingly versatile, gregarious and more curious. Sixteen species of wild pigs are found over all continents except Australia and Antarctica.
America’s past of human experiments revealed
U.S. officials also acknowledged there had been dozens of similar experiments in the United States – studies that often involved making healthy people sick. Attitude similar to Nazi experiments Some of these studies, mostly from the 1940s to the ’60s, apparently were never covered by news media. A federally funded study begun in 1942 injected experimental flu vaccine in male patients at a state insane asylum in Ypsilanti, Mich., then exposed them to flu several months later. In federally funded studies in the 1940s, noted researcher Dr. W. Paul Havens Jr. exposed men to hepatitis in a series of experiments, including one using patients from mental institutions in Middletown and Norwich, Conn. Havens, a World Health Organization expert on viral diseases, was one of the first scientists to differentiate types of hepatitis and their causes. A search of various news archives found no mention of the mental patients study, which made eight healthy men ill but broke no new ground in understanding the disease. Researchers in the mid-1940s studied the transmission of a deadly stomach bug by having young men swallow unfiltered stool suspension. For a study in 1957, when the Asian flu pandemic was spreading, federal researchers sprayed the virus in the noses of 23 inmates at Patuxent prison in Jessup, Md., to compare their reactions to those of 32 virus-exposed inmates who had been given a new vaccine. Studies using prisoners were uncommon in the first few decades of the 20th century, and usually performed by researchers considered eccentric even by the standards of the day. Those two studies – along with the Tuskegee experiment revealed in 1972 – proved to be a “Holy trinity” that sparked extensive and critical media coverage and public disgust, said Susan Reverby, the Wellesley College historian who first discovered records of the syphilis study in Guatemala. Last year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general reported that between 40 and 65 percent of clinical studies of federally regulated medical products were done in other countries in 2008, and that proportion probably has grown. Syphilis study These issues were still being debated when, last October, the Guatemala study came to light. In the 1946-48 study, American scientists infected prisoners and patients in a mental hospital in Guatemala with syphilis, apparently to test whether penicillin could prevent some sexually transmitted disease. Beyond infecting patients with a terrible illness, it was clear that people in the study did not understand what was being done to them or were not able to give their consent. To focus on federally funded international studies, the commission has formed an international panel of about a dozen experts in ethics, science and clinical research. Some experts say that given such a tight deadline, it would be a surprise if the commission produced substantive new information about past studies.