Porcine Health Management

Chosen Topics:

Herd Health Management and Economy

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APPLICATION OF A RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL TO ASSESS THE EXTERNAL BIOSECURITY OF PIG FARMS      

Currently, the generation of knowledge and implementation of biosecurity on farms is essential in pig production. The development of tools to identify where to focus efforts for improving biosecurity and objectively compare the level of biosecurity among farms is an important component. The aim of this study was to evaluate the external biosecurity of pig farms in Argentina by adapting a previously developed tool (Allepuz et al. 2017). It was applied in the context of a hypothetical porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) outbreak were PED herd prevalence was obtained from Beam et al. (2015).
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

A COMPARISON OF MALE PIGS DESTINED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH-QUALITY CURED PRODUCTS USING EITHER PHYSICAL CASTRATION OR IMMUNOCASTRATION: METAANALYSIS OF RELEVANT CARCASS DAT

High intramuscular (IM) fat content and backfat depth are important requirements for pigs
destined for high-quality cured products (HQCP). Those pigs are commonly slaughtered at heavy
live-weights; therefore need to be castrated to avoid boar taint and unacceptable male behaviour
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

SWINE HEALTH SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE BASED ON CLINICAL SIGNS AND PRESUMPTIVE DIAGNOSIS DATA REPORTED AT FARM LEVEL

Introduction The development of data mining and time series analyses allows extracting information of the health swine population at almost real time from non-specific data. In the North-Eastern Spain, the Grup de Sanejament Porcí (GSP) implemented an...
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

DEVELOPING SAMPLING GUIDELINES FOR ORAL FLUID-BASED PRRSV SURVEILLANCE

Introduction Oral fluids (OF) are a convenient surveillance sample because they are easily collected and tested for nucleic acids and/or antibodies for PRRSV and a variety of pathogens. However, sampling guidelines for OF are not readily available. The...
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

B-ESECURE: ELECTRONIC SYSTEM TO MEASURE AND IMPROVE BIOSECURITY ON PIG FARMS

Introduction: Biosecurity procedures impact diseases such as PRRS, but applying and following biosecurity rules is often difficult. B-eSecure is an electronic system that besides external biosecurity, tracks and reports correct and wrong movements of...
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

EARLY DETECTION OF CLINICAL RESPIRATORY DISEASE IN GROWING PIGS USING CONTINUOUS SOUND MONITORING AND AN ALGORITHM-BASED RESPIRATORY DISTRESS INDEX

Introduction Early detection of clinical respiratory disease in growing pigs can improve productivity and profitability by enabling earlier more effective treatment. Clinical disease detection is typically the direct responsibility of farm workers, and...
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

CONGENITAL TREMOR-ATYPICAL PORCINE PESTIVIRUS (CT-APPV) OUTBREAK IN A MULTIPLYING FARM: ESTIMATION OF THE EFFECT ON PERFORMANCE AND ECONOMICS

Introduction: Congenital-tremors (CT) type A-II outbreaks occur in new born piglets. CT-APPV was identified by next generation sequencing platform VIDISCA and proven as causative agent in an infection trial. This study describes technical and economic...
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

BIOLOGICAL MARKERS ASSOCIATED WITH ROBUSTNESS OF PIGLETS AT WEANING

Introduction The robustness of piglets at weaning can be seen as ability to express optimal growth performances without health problems whatever weaning conditions. In this study, we approached piglet robustness at weaning through growth performances...
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

MINIMAL MYCOPLASMA HYOPNEUMONIAE GENETIC VARIABILITY WITHIN PRODUCTION FLOWS 

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) diagnostic tools, such as Multiple Locus Variable number tandem repeat Analysis (MLVA) and P146 sequencing have been used to characterize this microorganism at the molecular level. Multiple variants have been identified by MLVA; however, the extent of genetic variability within production stages in swine flows has not been evaluated. The objective of this study was to assess the genetic variability of Mhp within swine production flows in USA.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Estimating the costs of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) at individual farm level using a tailor-made mathematical model

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is among the diseases with the highest economic impact in pig production worldwide. Losses due to the disease were estimated as high as 560 Mio. US$ per year in the USA. Yet, the economic impact of the disease at farm level is not well understood as, especially in pig herds chronically infected with PRRS virus, the losses caused are often not obvious for farmers and veterinarians
Type
Abstract
Year
2016
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Effect of trimming long toes of sows on longevity, productivity, and economic return

Trimming long toes has become a topic of interest for improving sow retention and herd productivity. However, there is limited scientific evidence that trimming long toes in commercial sow farms results in improved productivity and therefore is economically justified. Therefore, the objective was to evaluate the effects of trimming long toes, overgrown heels and long dewclaws on sows and the impact this has on longevity and productivity to determine economic return.
Type
Abstract
Year
2016
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Association between biosecurity, productivity and antimicrobial use in Danish pig herds

Biosecurity is a key element of good farming practice and considered important to prevent disease spread within and between pig herds. Increased prevalence of disease in a pig herd usually results in decreased productivity and increased use of antimicrobials. One prevention strategy is to increase the focus on biosecurity. However, how effective is this?
Type
Abstract
Year
2016
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Why do neonatal piglets get diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea during the first week of life is a big concern in many Danish pig herds - not least since the suspected introduction of “New Neonatal Diarrhoea Syndrome.” The study investigates pathogens and management-factors associated with these problems.
Type
Abstract
Year
2016
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

The prevalence and trends of economically important production diseases in Northern Ireland

Abattoir surveillance data is an important tool for disease monitoring and the detection of animal welfare conditions. The Northern Ireland voluntary pig health scheme, co-ordinated by Pig Regen, has recorded the presence of macroscopic lesions detected in the pluck and on the skin of slaughter pigs since 2005.
Type
Abstract
Year
2016
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Virtual farrowing unit – increase piglet survival rate in a game-­based setting

Incorrect procedures performed by farm workers or veterinarians can be costly and may jeopardize animal welfare. In the education of both veterinary students and farm workers, practical training is sparse and hands-­‐on clinical skills can be difficult to  obtain. Game-­‐based virtual training facilities are interactive and require participation as well as student decisions.
Type
Abstract
Year
2016
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy