Research

Impact of Gastric Ulcers
One of the most common issues in modern pig production systems worldwide is the presence of gastric ulcers. Mortality
as high as 1% can be attributed to gastric ulcers in grow-finish pigs and sows, although ulcers impact pigs at every stage of
production.
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PCV2/MHYO Vaccinated Pigs Fed Spray Dried Porcine Plasma have Lower Mortality Wean to Finish & Heavier Carcass Weight
Peer reviewed research has shown M. hyopneumoniae and porcine circovirus type 2 vaccinated pigs fed a starter diet with 6% SDPP for 14 days after weaning had better livability to finish and heavier carcass weight.
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What is PRRS?
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a viral disease characterized by two overlapping clinical
presentations, reproductive impairment or failure in breeding animals, and respiratory disease in pigs of any age. Pigs can get the PRRS virus through multiple routes… Click to read more
About Spray Dried Red Cells
Spray Dried Red Blood Cells (SDRC) and Spray Dried Plasma (SDP) are made from animal blood hygienically collected during the production of either beef or pork
meat for human consumption. APC’s processing includes immediate collection of
the whole blood into our closed, stainless steel collection system. APC never uses floor blood for our products.
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Spray Dried Plasma Mitigates the Negative Effects of Mycotoxins in Pig Diets
Mycotoxins are naturally occurring metabolites produced by fungi commonly found in cereal grains used for animal
feed that are toxic and can cause significant economic loss for livestock producers.
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ETEC Challenged Pigs Fed Diets with Spray Dried Plasma Have Better Growth and Survival
The recent re-emergence of ETEC related disease has primarily been associated with F18 and K88 Escherichia coli strains with reports of up to 20-30% nursery pig mortality in severe cases. Traditional health management protocols appear to be
less effective…
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Causes of Post-Weaning Diarrhea in Pigs
The causes of Post-Weaning Diarrhea (PWD) are multifactorial and the exact cause may not be clearly identified. However, the occurrence of PWD in pigs involves interactions between the sow, piglet, environment, ETEC or EPEC bacteria, other co-infections, and livestock management.
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Spray Dried Plasma is Superior to other Specialty Protein Sources in Swine Nursery Diets
The use of spray dried plasma in nursery diets has been thoroughly researched with decades of studies performed
comparing spray dried plasma to other specialty protein sources. A meta-analysis of over 140 studies comparing plasma to animal, milk, and vegetable origin proteins in diets fed for 14 days after weaning concluded plasma consistently outperforms all alternative sources.
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The Science

Plasma in Nursery Diets
Plasma in Nursery Diets

It’s well known that using plasma in piglet nursery diets helps get pigs off to a good start. What you might not know is to obtain the maximum economic and performance benefits of plasma, it is important to use the appropriate feeding duration and level of plasma in nursery pig diets.

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Plasma as an Antibiotic Alternative
Plasma as an Antibiotic Alternative

There is a rapidly increasing global movement to ensure the judicious use of antibiotics at farms producing milk, meat, eggs, fish and seafood to reduce the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens that affect human health. Spray-dried plasma offers performance benefits when fed with or without antibiotics.

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Plasma in Sow Diets
Plasma in Sow Diets

Use of plasma in starter feed for weaned pigs is well-known to increase feed intake and growth of pigs through the stressful post-weaning period. The sow herd can also experience heat stress or disease stress such as PRRS during gestation and lactation that can reduce sow herd productivity and profitability. Research has shown the use of plasma in sow diets can help improve key performance measures.

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Learn About Our Products

Learn About Our Products

APC offers spray dried plasma and red cells for use in production and companion animal applications globally. As the world’s largest manufacturer, customers can count on APC to provide the safest and highest quality ingredients used in diets today.

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