Porcine Health Management

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EFFECTS OF SUPPLEMENTING PREPARTUM SOW DIET WITH ORGANIC ACIDS ON NEONATAL PIGLET MORTALITY

The primary goal of the present study was to examine the effect of supplemental organic acids to the late gestation diet on neonatal piglet mortality. An additional goal was to study the effect of the loose-housed farrowing system on neonatal piglet mortality. A total of 60 sows were moved to farrowing units 7 days before the expected parturition date. The sows and their offspring were allocated to a factorial design with two factors, diet [CON (normal sow diet) vs.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

UROLITHIASIS IN FINISHING PIGS IS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPOSITION OF FEED AND DRINKING WATER

A previous study investigated crystalluria and urinary calculi in fattening pigs on fifty farms in Belgium. Microscopic examination revealed struvite as the most common crystal component ( 30% of the urine samples). Macroscopically stones and grit were detected in 7% of the samples. The composition of the stones was frequently mixed but always with involvement of calciumoxalatedihydrate (COD).
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF TRACHEOBRONCHIAL-SWABBING AND OTHER DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS ON THE ENDOCRINE STRESS RESPONSE OF PIGS

Aware of our responsibility as veterinarians, the increasing importance of animal welfare let us consider the effect of tracheobronchial-swabbing on the welfare of pigs. Aim of the present study was to evaluate distress caused by...
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF ZINC OXIDE AND CHLORTETRACYCLINE ON ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE DEVELOPMENT IN WEANED PIGLET

Chlortetracycline (CTC) and zinc oxide (ZnO) at pharmacological dosage are commonly supplemented in piglet diets in order to improve growth performance, through adjusting gut health and reducing diarrhea during the post-weaning period....
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

REVEALING THE UNSEEN: SEVERE GASTRIC ULCERATION PROBLEMS SOLVED BY USE OF 24 H CAMERA SURVEILLANCE

A newly build finishing pig unit experienced problems with high mortality rates of 6% . Finishers were kept in large groups of 450 animals and fed liquid feed with several by-products. Flooring surface and feeding space was according to...
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

A CLINICAL APPROACH ON RESOLVING A PROBLEM OF NEW NEONATAL PORCINE DIARRHEA SYNDROME IN A FARROW-TO-FINISH HERD

New neonatal porcine diarrhea syndrome (NNPDS) frequently occurs in pig herds. The exact pathogenesis remains unknown, but the intestinal tract microbiota of neonatal piglets likely plays an important role. Management ways to control NNPDS outbreaks have not been widely described so far.  
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF DIFFERENT IRON SUPPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES ON THE HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND GROWTH OF PIGLETS  

Among livestock, piglets are considered the most susceptible species to developing iron deficiency (or anemia). This study investigated the effect of four different iron dosing schemes, which combine intramuscular and oral iron supplementation, on preventing anemia in piglets.  
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF DIFFERENT IRON SUPPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES ON THE HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS AND GROWTH OF PIGLET

Among livestock, piglets are considered the most susceptible species to developing iron deficiency (or anemia). This study investigated the effect of four different iron dosing schemes, which combine intramuscular and oral iron supplementation, on preventing anemia in piglets.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

A CLINICAL APPROACH ON RESOLVING A PROBLEM OF NEW NEONATAL PORCINE DIARRHEA SYNDROME IN A FARROW-TO-FINISH HERD

New neonatal porcine diarrhea syndrome (NNPDS) frequently occurs in pig herds. The exact
pathogenesis remains unknown, but the intestinal tract microbiota of neonatal piglets likely plays
an important role. Management ways to control NNPDS outbreaks have not been widely described
so far.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF DIETARY NUCLEOTIDE SUPPLEMENTATION IN SOWS DURING LACTATION: DEVELOPMENT OF PIGLETS AT WEANING PERIOD

The porcine placenta is epitheliochorial, which is impermeable to different substances such as immunoglobulins or nucleotides. Nursing pigs receive nucleotides from the diet via colostrum and milk. The milk of the sow is the only direct source of nucleotides for piglets. This is the reason whereby the amount of nutrients, such as nucleotides, that are transferred during lactation they are critical to protect newborns from future intestinal disorders and immune function
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

STUDY OF THE USE OF A BACTERIAL XYLANASE TO MODULATE THE MICROBIOTA AND THE GUT HOMEOSTASIS ON PIGLETS SUSCEPTIBLE TO ETEC

Exogenous enzymes favour the release of shorter polymers of the dietary fibre and could promote the development of a beneficial digestive microflora. The bacterial xylanase in weaning pig diet was tested for the impact on the intestinal microbiota and digestive homeostasis. Pigs genetically susceptible to enteropathogen Escherichia coli K88ac(ETEC) were used to not preclude the possibility of highlighting the response to xylanase on post-weaning diarrhoea and dis-microbiosis.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

SKIN LESIONS ON HEAVY PIGS (SLAUGHTERED AT 170 KG) AND THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH THE PREVALENCE OF HAM DEFECTS

Skin lesions due to fighting before slaughter are a welfare problem with economic losses for producers and abattoirs. The Aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of skin lesions at a slaughterhouse over one year in relation to slaughter season and overnight lairage, determining if they could have an impact on ham defects.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

HERBAL VITAMIN D METABOLITE FACILITATES PARTURITION IN SOWS

Modern pig farming is associated with high piglet mortality. The duration of farrowing is critical and has an impact on survival and subsequent thriving of the piglets. Since tedious labour caused by weak muscle tonus is linked to blood calcium level, it was thought that increasing Ca in the sows´ diet might improve the reproductive performance. However, previous experiments showed that neither Ca-supplementation nor a supplementation with Vitamin D or 25-hydroxyvitamin-D had any effect.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

ENZYME STRATEGY TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND GROWING CONDITIONS OF FATTENING PIGS

The use of dietetic fiber in pig diets can reduce animal aggressiveness and improve gut health maintaining performance. However, pig’s enzymatic capacity is limited to breakdown fibre. Moreover, NSP was found to change gene expression patterns and microbiotica composition in the hind gut, reflecting reduced gut health and its productivity
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF HIGH LEVELS OF FIBER SOURCES (ALFALFA AND SUNFLOWER MEAL) IN PIGS’ DIET (60-100 KG) ON THE COEFFICIENTS OF NUTRIENT APPARENT ABSORPTION AND GUT HEALTH

Fibre-high feed ingredients can decrease the cost of pigs diets because of their lower costs compared to the conventional raw materials. The experimental trial was conducted on 9 pigs divided in 3 groups (C, E1, E2) for a period of 8 weeks. The pigs were housed in individual digestibility cages which allowed the daily recording of the feed intake and of the excreta.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition