Porcine Health Management

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The successful eradication of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae from Norwegian pig herds – 10 years later

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) is the causative agent of enzootic pneumonia which causes considerable economical losses, in addition to adversely affecting animal health and welfare. M. hyopneumoniae was previously common in the Norwegian pig...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
Animalia;Norwegian Pig Health Service

Impact of washing and disinfection of mammary glands on sow and piglet health and performance

Cleaning pregnant sows before entering the farrowing stable is commonly practiced for biosecurity reasons. However, the usefulness of it is debated as it may only decrease but not eliminate pathogens and it could even favor spread and survival of...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Porcine Health Management Unit

Edema disease vaccination as a tool for reducing antibiotic use after weaning in a Shigatoxin 2e positive farm

The objective of this study was to explore the use of a commercial vaccine against edema disease (ED) in nursery piglets from a farm with history of ED as a tool to eliminate the use of colistin.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
IDT Biologika SL, Gran Vía Carles III, 84, 3º, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.

Case of listeriosis in fattening pigs with hemorrhagic diarrhea and sudden death

Listeriosis in swine is mainly found in suckling piglets with septicaemia. In sows, listeriosis may result in abortion and in suckling piglets rarely in encephalitis. This case report highlights Listeria (L.) monocytogenes as a clinically relevant...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
University Clinic for Swine, Department of Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Tail bites in free-range based finisher pig systems - prevalence and risk factors

Free-range pig productions systems offer low stocking densities and access to open air, straw and rooting materials. Nevertheless, in some free-range finisher pig herds (where tail docking is prohibited), tail biting is a serious problem. The study aimed...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

The influence of a 16-hour delay in solid feed provisioning on the feed intake and performance of weanling piglets

A large proportion of newly weaned piglets starts consuming solid feed only after weaning is complete. Moreover, weaning day is stressful. Piglets may associate this stress with ingesting pelleted feed, thus reducing consecutive feed intake. An experiment...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Pig Information Center, Melle, Belgium

Do weaners have gastric ulcers?

Investigation of gastric ulceration (GU) are primary performed in abattoir studies of finisher pigs and slaughter sows. GU is often associated with an increased fluidity of the gastric content due to finely grounded and pelleted diets. Although weaners...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
University of Copenhagen

Spatial spread of M. hyopneumoniae in a wean-to-finish barn

Slow transmission of M. hyopneumoniae (Mhp) and lack of sensitive diagnostics hinders early detection in negative swine populations and elimination programs. The objective was to assess the between-pen transmission in a commercial wean-to-finish...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
Affiliation
Tosh Farms

Evaluation of the extent of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) shedding from gilts to their progeny in seven Mhyo endemic piggeries in Australia

Mhyo is the leading cause of porcine respiratory disease complex associated with significant economic losses throughout the pig industry. Gilts are thought to play a role in Mhyo transmission, however it is widely thought that gilts stop shedding 43−46...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
Affiliation
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health - Australia

Prevalence of post-weaning diarrhoea in Danish herds not using medicinal zinc and antimicrobial batch treatment at weaning

Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a complex and common disease caused by enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC). In most Danish herds, PWD is prevented by addition of 2500 ppm medicinal zinc to the feed for the first two weeks post weaning. Because of the upcoming...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
Affiliation
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Grønnegårdsvej 2, 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Outbreak of “new” neonatal diarrhea in a Norwegian swine herd - a case report

Cases of neonatal porcine diarrhea (NPD) with unknown etiology have been reported from several countries during the past decade. Studies of this “New” neonatal porcine diarrhea (NNPD) in Sweden and Denmark have shown that NNPD seems to be associated...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
Affiliation
Norwegian Veterinary Institute

Development of a Streptococcus suis serotype 9 animal model – dose finding study

Clinical Streptococcus suis serotype 9 (SSU9) infections occur frequently on pig farms and are difficult to prevent and control. Animal models are necessary to evaluate interventions to reduce/prevent clinical signs due to SSU9. The objective of this...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
Affiliation
GD Animal Health, Deventer, The Netherlands

Assessment of the Salmonella status in 118 farms in Germany from January 2015 to July 2018

Most Salmonella control programms focus on the assessment of serological prevalence at slaughter. To be able to implement an effective control program in the whole production chain, it is neccessary to identify the Salmonella types circulating on farm....
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
Affiliation
IDT Biologika GmbH, Dessau-Rosslau, Germany

Eradication of Tiamulin-resistant Swine Dysentery in a 500 sow herd selling growers to five herds

Tiamulin-resistant Swine dysentery (SD) developed in a herd with 500 sows in the summer of 2016, following a failing eradication attempt.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
Affiliation
National Veterinary Institute, SVA, Uppsala, Sweden;Dept of Clinical Sciences, Sw Univ Agri Sci, Uppsala, Sweden

COMPARISON OF THE EFFICACY BETWEEN A ONE SHOT VACCINE AND A TWO-SHOT VACCINE AGAINST MYCOPLASMA HYOPNEUMONIAE ON THE RESPIRATORY DISORDERS AND THE...

Enzootic pneumonia (EP) caused by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) remains one of the major respiratory diseases of pigs leading to a degradation of the growth performances. Vaccination is commonly used around weaning and considered as the most efficient...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Bacteriology and Bacterial Diseases
Affiliation
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