Porcine Health Management

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Animal Welfare and Nutrition

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Effect of a commercial organic acid blend on growth performance, gut morphology, microbiota composition and metabolic function in nursery pigs under...

Due to antibiotic resistance threat, global changes in regulations and consumer preferences, the swine industry is moving towards antibiotic-free feeding programs. Consequently, there is a potential of increasing incidence of post-weaning diarrhea,...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Novus International, Inc., St. Charles, Missouri, USA

Collection and composition of saliva from suckling piglets

The potential composition of saliva and the easy way in which it can be collected, makes it an important matrix for the diagnosis of several diseases or biomarkers. Therefore, the aim of this study was twofold: to develop best practices for saliva...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Pork producer outreach: could we be doing better? Results of a North American survey

Changes to practices that improve pig welfare are often slow to be implemented, which could, in part, be due to methods of communicating information.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
World Animal Protection;Michigan State University

Characterization of deposits in drinking water pipes in piglet nurseries

Providing sufficient quantities of water of adequate quality is critical to welfare, health and performance of swine. The farmer himself is responsible for ensuring that drinking water is suitable for the animals in accordance with legislation and that...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Field Station for Epidemiology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Bakum, Germany

North American stakeholder perceptions of issues affecting the management, performance, and welfare of pigs

Changes to practices that improve pig welfare are often slow to be implemented. This may be due to the perceived importance of issues affecting pigs by stakeholders.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
World Animal Protection;Michigan State University

Effects of oil administration on endotoxin translocation in weaning piglets

In healthy pigs, the gut barrier prevents endotoxins reaching the blood flow. However, specific types of oil are described to promote the absorption of endotoxins, also known as lipopolysaccharides (LPS), from the gut. The aim of the study was to assess...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
BIOMIN Research Center

COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF ORAL MELOXICAM (METACAM® 15 mg/ml oral suspension for pigs) AND INJECTABLE KETOPROFEN AS METAPHYLAXIS TREATMENT IN...

Mastitis-metritis-agalactia (MMA) is a complex syndrome in which hypogalactia or agalactia occurs in a clinical or subclinical way within the first hours postfarrowing. It can impact severely piglet performance and welfare. The aim of this study was to...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health España, Spain.

Scoring claw lesions on a Dutch sow herd: using interdisciplinary knowledge in your practice

Lameness in sows is still a major reason for culling. Compared to cattle and horses, little research on pathogenesis and risk factors in sows is performed. Interdisciplinary knowledge from a ruminant claw specialist was used to score and interpret claw...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
University Farm Animal Practice, Harmelen, The Netherlands

Relationship between skin lesion severity and physiological stress indicators, carcass and meat quality of slaughter pigs

The aim of this study was to determine the effects of skin lesions on physiological stress indicators, carcass and meat quality of slaughter pigs.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Department of Food Hygiene and Technology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Belgrade

Fungal fermented products increase growth and slaughter weight of fatteners

Fungal fermented products and their derivatives may play a role in replacing antibiotics in swine diets. Microbial enzymes produced by fungi can degrade polysaccharides of feed material resulting in indigestible oligosaccharides and disaccharides, which...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Inga Food I + D

Use of bone biomarkers osteocalcin and C-telopeptide to diagnose metabolic bone disorders in pigs

Lameness in growing pigs can be a serious health issue. About 2.5% of the submissions for post-mortem examination (PME) to GD Animal Health (Deventer, Netherlands) are diagnosed with lameness due to non-infectious causes like osteochondrosis or metabolic...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
GD Animal Health, Deventer, The Netherlands

Post operative intranasal pain treatment in a miniature pig

Drugs administration through the intranasal route could offer considerable advantages, namely painless and rapid administration, compared to other treatment routes. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case report documenting the use of...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

Specific dietary aminoacidic profile might improve growth performance of piglets from gilts in the post weaning phase

Production results of piglets susceptible to poor performance can be improved by adjusting feeding, especially at early stages. In particular, specific amino-acid profile to optimize gut integrity and immune system maturation can be applied to these...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
PigCHAMP Pro Europa. C/Dámaso Alonso 14, 40006, Segovia, Spain

Influence of live weight of grow-finish pigs on the feed intake fed via a liquid feeding system with different group size and with a different...

Liquid feeding is generally used in pig farms worldwide, but little is known about the individual behavior of pigs depending on their body weight using this mode of feeding. This study examined the influence of live weight, time of day, group size and...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
FH SWF Soest

Animal welfare assessment in German fattening pig units – clinical evaluations (part of the MuITiViS-project)

The holistic MulTiViS-project was launched to develop indicators to measure animal welfare. The project takes into account various data sources (information from fattening units and slaughterhouses and information on pig health and behaviour). As part of...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Swine Health Service, Chamber of Agriculture Lower Saxony, Oldenburg, Germany