Porcine Health Management

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Herd Health Management and Economy

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Applications of population-based methods for PRRS monitoring and surveillance in breeding herds undergoing virus elimination

Population-based sampling methods in breeding herds have been developed, significantly aiding veterinarians to track activity of PRRSv and other pathogens more efficiently. The purpose of this abstract is to summarize key findings of applications of some...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Iowa State University

Development and initial evaluation of an integrated system utilizing low power bluetooth beacons, sensors and a cloud-based platform to concurrently...

Population-based sampling methods in breeding herds have been developed, significantly aiding veterinarians to track activity of PRRSv and other pathogens more efficiently. The purpose of this abstract is to summarize key findings of applications of some...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

Differences between Dutch and Belgian pig farmers with respect to their biosecurity level and antimicrobial usage within the i-4-1-Health project

To face the challenge of antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals, the i-4-1-Health project aims to reduce antimicrobial usage (AMU) through increased infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship in Belgium and the Netherlands in pig...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium

Measuring the respiratory pathogen burden in growing pigs to estimate the impact of disease

Efforts to estimate the production and economic impact of concurrent respiratory pathogens are complicated by the multitude of factors that impact productivity and the inability to attribute losses specifically to disease. The objective of this study was...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Colostrum intake in pigs: analysis of the varying factors in 10 commercial farms

Sow prolificacy has been continuously increasing over the years and nevertheless the colostrum production of sows is independent from litter size. As piglets are completely dependent on colostrum intake for energy and maternal immune transfer, the issue...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
BIOEPAR, INRA, Oniris, Université Bretagne Loire, 44 307 Nantes, France

Influence of two different amounts of iron injections on the hemoglobin concentration in blood in pigs

In the first three weeks of life piglets produce a lot of red blood cells. The congenital iron depot (~ 50 mg) is exhausted after approx. 1 week. To avoid iron deficiency, the piglets must have an additional supplement of iron. To determine whether a pig...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Vet-Team ApS Holstebro, Denmark

Improved feed conversion ratio in finishers by vaccination against PCV2

The negative impact of PCV2 in the swine industry is well documented, and so are the benefits of vaccination against the infection. Most controlled trials have investigated the effect of vaccination on average daily gain and mortality. This field trial...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Danvet K/S

Elimination of Mycoplasma hyopneumonia in a sowherd using Zactran® (gamithromycin) in a Swiss-elimination model

Infection of M.hypeumonia in the pigproduction has a high impact on performance, antimicrobial consumption and econonomic yield. As a consequence elimination or vaccination has been highly recommended over the last decades. In this casereport a medicated...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Danvet K/S

Analyzing the growth on 50 fattening farms; the role of piglet growth, hygiene and serological disease status

De Heus Feed company developed a monitoring program for fattening farms which (besides checking feed requirement) gathers various data like piglet history, health and hygiene. This study determines their influences on growth.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
G.J.R. Groenland

Probiotic supplementation (Clostridum butyricum) via drinking water as a Salmonella control measure

A producer with five Danish fattening farms buying pigs at 30 kg had reoccurring high Salmonella antibody levels in slaughterhouse meat juice readings, causing economic fines despite all in – all out practices (batches). Pigs were fed a commercial...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Huvepharma N.V., Belgium

Evaluating different serological tests for pre-slaughter Salmonella surveillance

Three commercial ELISA tests are evaluated as prognostic tools to anticipate Salmonella detection in meat juice in a farrow-to-finish herd under a Salmonella control program (based on probiotics; Clostridium butyricum, Miya-Gold®). Salmonella...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Huvepharma N.V., Belgium

Case report: Piglet PRRS-vaccination in combination with pig flow improvements give better finishing results

At a 5000 heads finisher site in the Netherlands problems due to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) were observed. PRRS was diagnosed as primary infection. This case report describes the finishing production results of variable interventions...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Coöperatie VARKENSARTSEN, The Netherlands

IMPROVING COMPLIANCE WITH BIOSECURITY USING GEOFENCING TECHNOLOGY

Poor compliance with biosecurity recommendations has been shown to be a main cause of the lack of control of most infectious diseases at farm level. A computer program and smartphone application have been developed that aim at registering targeted human...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
BREIZHPIG SCOP SAS, 01 Rue Georges Guynemer, 22190 Plérin, France

IMMUNOCRIT ASSAY IS A TOOL TO EVALUATE THE MANAGEMENT OF MATERNALLLY DERIVED IMMUNITY IN SOW FARMS

Colostrum intake is crucial for piglet survival and a critical point in the health management of swine farms because it is the main known transmission mechanism of maternal derived immunity (MDI). The immunocrit assay has been suggested as a cost...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Thinkinpig, Asesoria porcina Zaragoza

Etiological cause to pleuritis in healthy pig herds with high incidences of pleuritis recorded at slaughter

Apparently healthy herds may experience up to 50% pleuritis at slaughter.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy
Affiliation
Farm & Animal Health, Ängelholm, Sweden