Porcine Health Management

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Herd Health Management and Economy

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Using a Cough Monitor for the diagnostic investigation of the respiratory disease complex (PRDC) in a pig farm

Respiratory diseases (PRDC) includes bacterial and viral pathogens and are responsible for important economic losses. In addition, lung lesion scoring at slaughter is a common tool for assessing the lung health.The objective of this study is to evaluate...
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

The economics of iron deficiency anemia on US swine production: An annual impact of up to 335 million US dollars

Without treatment, piglets are prone to developing severe iron deficiency anemia (IDA) within the first weeks of life. And, despite nearly ubiquitous use of injectable iron, >75% of piglets in the USA are anemic at weaning. Studies show that a piglets...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Evaluating a Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M.hyo) control intervention: A clinical experience

M.hyo aggravates Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex (PRDC) clinical signs, lesions and economic consequences. M.hyo vaccines are proved efficient to control Enzootic Pneumonia (EP) caused by M.hyo, though EP still occur despite vaccination. Finding...
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Breed-to-Wean Farm Performance and PRRSv RNA Detection in Processing Fluids Over Time on a PRRS Naive Herd Vaccinated with MLV Vaccine

PRRS affects the global swine herd. At risk breeding herds use PRRS MLV vaccine to build immunity. Our purpose was to evaluate production performance and PRRSv RNA detection over time in processing fluids (PF) on an ELISA-negative (naïve) breeding herd...
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Nitrate poisoning in weaned piglets

This case report describes acute mortality of over 300 piglets in a 3200 sow farm.
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

The ADKAR® change management model as tool for reducing antimicrobial use by pig farmers

To reduce antimicrobial use (AMU) in pig farming, farmers have to change their way of working. It is observed that some farmers are more successful in doing so than others. It is hypothesized that successful and sustainable behavioural change can greatly...
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

PROFITABILITY AND ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TOLTRAZURIL ADMINISTRATION PROTOCOL IN NATURALLY INFECTED PIGLETS IN BRAZIL

Coccidiosis is one of the main diseases affecting suckling piglets and is endemic worldwide. This work aimed to evaluate the profitability and economic impact of different toltrazuril administration protocols in commercial piglets.
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Mycoplasma suis associated with dysgalactia and anemia in a sow herd

A case of dysgalactia associated with Mycoplasma suis is described for a Belgian sow herd. In a 440-sow farm, clinical signs started in August when some sows showed signs of dysgalactia one week after farrowing.
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

A comparison of tracheo-bronchial swabs (TBS) and oral fluids (OF) in a longitudal fieldstudy on a farm with PRDC history supported by continuous...

Timely detection of respiratory problems in fattening pigs remains difficult, in most cases coughing is not detected until the clinical signs are already moderate to severe. In current management systems, observation of fattening pigs during an extended...
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Pathological-anatomical findings of the locomotor system in sows found dead or euthanized

Lameness is one of the most common reasons to euthanize sows. However, lameness is a symptom, and the specific diagnosis of lame sows often remains unresolved. In many cases, post mortem examination is needed in order to get a proper diagnosis. The...
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Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

HEMOGLOBIN CONCENTRATIONS IN RELATION TO REPRODUCTIVE STAGE AND PARITY IN SOWS

The iron demands of sows and hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations typically are ignored in pork production. Therefore, this study evaluated Hb concentrations in different parities of sows at various stages of reproduction. <strong>Materials & Methods:</strong>The cross-sectional study included 2685 sows from 11 different farms (2400-4000 sows/farm) in two states (North Carolina and Indiana) in the USA. Approximately 250 blood samples were collected from 10 sows/parity/stage on each farm. Stages were defined as early, mid, and late gestation, and early and late lactation.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS FOLLOWING PORCILIS® PCV M HYO VACCINATION

Although the efficacy of a new vaccine is thoroughly proven prior to being marketed, follow-up on efficacy after large-scale use in the field is important. The aim of this Danish historical study was to evaluate the effect of Porcilis® PCV M Hyo during the weaning period. Material & Methods Retrospectively, production data like mortality, feed conversion rate (FCR) and average daily gain (ADG) were collected from Danish weaning herds vaccinated with Porcilis® PCV M Hyo. Data from one year prior to initiation of vaccination was compared to data from one year after fully-implemented vaccination.
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Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

BIOFILM IN WATER PIPES: EVALUATION METHOD OF ELIMINATION DURING SANITATION PROCEDURE IN POST-WEANING UNIT

Background and Objectives Pickling of water pipes during sanitation to eliminate biofilm is not common in pig production, whereas it is systematic in poultry breeding. FT22, FT37 and ATP are good indicators of biofilm in water pipes. This field study aims to show the interest of: Applying peroxide stabilized by silver nitrate (HYDROCARE®) to eliminate biofilm of water pipes. Using on ATP-metry method to estimate efficiency of the cleaning Material and Methods This comparative study is conducted on 8 French farms, between April and May 2017. Water is sampled at the beginning and at the end of the pipe before cleaning during sanitation in post-weaning unit before cleaning.
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Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

EAR NECROSIS IN GROWERS RELATED TO STRAY VOLTAGE? A CASE REPORT

Ear necrosis is a common issue on French farms. Effects on pig performance are usually moderate, still the pathology is stressful for farmers and may raise welfare concerns. Moreover, in some cases large numbers of pigs are affected, with extensive lesions, leading to dramatic consequences. Little is known about etiology and risk factors. This case aims to show the possible implication of stray voltage.    
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF LUNG LESIONS THANKS TO THE CEVA LUNG PROGRAM (CLP) AFTER SETTING UP A NEW VACCINE AGAINST ENZOOTIC PNEUMONIA (HYOGEN®)  

Natural infection of growing pigs in farms due to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae can result in substantial losses in the growth performance. It is possible to evaluate the incidence and severity of those infections by scoring bronchopneumonia lesions in slaughter pigs. Ceva Lung Program (CLP) is an efficient tool to follow the evolution and the prevalence of enzootic pneumonia. Material and methods The aim of the study was to validate the change of the vaccine plan with a new Mycoplasma vaccine, Hyogen® by measuring the consequences in reducing the lung lesions and the potential economic benefit.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy