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Constipation of lactating sows
The occurrence of constipation in sows has been on the rise in recent years. But what can be done to prevent it?
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Maintaining a high level of hygiene of the feeding system
No matter whether the feeding system is designed for dry or liquid feed, it is extremely important to maintain a very high level of hygiene. This can be done by implementing periodically routines from a check list including supervising all parts of the feeding system - from one end to the other - and cleaning regularly
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Mycotoxin predictions across Europe
Climate changes introduce several challenges for crop production due to the fact that it promotes a higher mycotoxin contamination, which ultimately can have a huge negative impact on animal health.
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How do we feed the gilts?
At Vilomix we have had the pleasure of a visit from scientist Thomas Sønderby Bruun from SEGES - the Danish Pig Research Centre, who gave us an update from the latest studies into feeding gilts.
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Why it is important to analyze grain
We recommend that you have your new grain analyzed for water content in particular - but also crude protein and crude fat.
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Suspicious of mycotoxins ending up in the feed?
This summer we have across countries had several hot periods followed by high humidity, which create a significant risk of fungal attack in the field and thus a risk of mycotoxins in the feed.
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2020 pre-harvest recommendations from Vilomix
To help you maintain the high production productivity in the swine sections during the period from August to September we have gathered some main recommendations.
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High potential risk of mycotoxin contaminated grain
Harvest time is up and risk arises of possible mycotoxin contamination that may decrease production results.
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How can you ensure longevity of your sows and avoid liver torsion?
Liver torsion could be due to large amounts of feed and high raw protein content in sows. There are many things to focus on in a sow unit, and one of them is longevity.
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Urinary system infection in sows and citric acid
Urinary system infection in sows affects reproduction, leading to financial loss. But what are the symptoms of infection, and how can it be treated? Read the article on our recommendations on how to deal with this.
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The best way to feed sows - a recommendation
At Vilomix’ 40th anniversary our Senior Nutritionist from Denmark Jens Svendgaard made a talk on “Feeding pigs in 20 minutes”.  23 years of experience with feed consultancy gives Jens expert knowledge when it comes to what works in herds. You can now read the main points and recommendations Jens makes for sows.
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How can I ensure stable body condition for gestating sows in cold weather?
It is common during the winter months to increase the feed strength because of an increased maintenance level. We therefore recommend you to check if you are feeding the gestating sows enough. In this article you will see our recommendations. 
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Global focus on sustainability and climate
At Vilomix, we work on a daily basis with optimization of our products for the best product for the price. Examples is better utilization of non-available nutrients in the feed by the addition of e.g. enzymes and probiotics as well as by using synthetic amino acids.
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Optimal feeding of sows in the period of farrowing
The period of farrowing is an area of attention and efforts inside of any farm. Quick farrowing without complications will bring many alive and active piglets, also healthy sows ready to quick recover and productive work during following lactating period.
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Feeding of pregnant sows 4 weeks before farrowing
One of the big challenges in feeding of pregnant sows – reach optimal weight of new born piglets. Due to this, SEGES finished research...
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