Porcine Health Management

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Animal Welfare and Nutrition

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Status quo analyses of noise level in pig fattening units in Germany

Background & ObjectivesIn fattening compartments, pigs and barn technologies are sources of noise. Since permanent noise can affect animal welfare, information on noise levels is important. The aim of the present study was to determine the sound levels in...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Institute for Animal Hygiene, Animal Welfare and Farm Animal Behaviour, University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Foundation, Germany

Iron deficiency in newly weaned pigs

Iron deficiency is common among newly weaned fast growing pigs and it is possible iron status is associated with immune function. Therefore it is important to investigate whether anemia is associated with poorer antibody production following vaccination....
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
University of Guelph

Use of antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic medication in Belgian swine industry

The use of antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic medication gains importance for animal welfare reasons and in the context of antibiotic reduction. To better understand the use of these products for different indications in pigs, a survey was...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Porcine Health Management Unit

Microbiota regulation in intestine of piglets fed different copper sources and doses

Copper (Cu) can improve piglet growth performance during the post-weaning period when it is supplied at a high dose (160 mg/kg) in the diet, but its mode of action is not fully elucidated. Its antimicrobial properties are under investigation. The aim of...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Animine, 74330 Sillingy, France

UNUSUAL HISTOPATHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE TYMUS IN PORCINE PERIWEANING FAILURE-TO-THRIVE SYNDROME

Porcine periweaning failure-to-thrive syndrome (PFTS) is a clinical condition affecting nursery pigs that occurs within 2 to 3 weeks of weaning. Characteristic histological lesions include thymic atrophy, superficial lymphoplasmacytic fundic gastritis,...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Dpto. Anatomía y Anatomía Patológica Comparadas. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad de Murcia. Spain;Instituto Murciano de Investigación Bisoanitaria IMIB). Murcia.

Field evaluation of haemoglobin (Hb) level and influencing factors at weaning on French farms

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a serious health problem in neonatal piglets and is controlled by routine application of iron in various formulations. The iron status at weaning of piglets with fast growing genetics is frequently discussed. The aim of...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
CEVA 10 Avenue de la Ballastière 35101 LIBOURNE CEDEX FRANCE

Field evaluation of haemoglobin (Hb) level and factors influencing Hb status in piglets at weaning on Netherlands farms

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a serious health problem in neonatal piglets and it is controlled by routine application of iron in various formulations. The aim of the study was to evaluate the haemoglobin level (Hb) at weaning in the commercial farms...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Ceva Santé Animale B.V., Naaldwijk, The Netherlands

IMPROVING WELFARE AND NUTRITION OF WEANED PIGLET BY AMYLOFEED

High intestinal viscosity induced by dietary cereals (wheat/Barley) can increases pathogen flora in the distal GIT associated with enteric diseases. These stressors can alter immune systems reducing health and growing conditions. The objective of study was evaluate the effects of Amylofeed (multienzyme complex) on the animal nutrition and welfare of weaned piglets.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EFFECT OF ZINC OXIDE SOURCES AND DOSES ON WEANED PIGLETS

Zinc oxide (ZnO) is commonly added in piglets diets, at nutritional dosage (110 mg/kg Zn) to fulfil animal requirements or at pharmacological dosage (2400 mg/kg Zn) to improve growth performance. When ZnO is supplied at high dosage, Zn level in animal wastes may be high and lead to environmental concerns.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

CARDIAC LESIONS AND HEART WEIGHTS OF MARKET PIGS AS RISK FACTORS FOR IN-TRANSIT LOSSES.

Individual pig factors are likely more of a significant cause of in-transit losses than commonly considered risk factors such as elevated temperatures, over-crowding, inappropriate handling, or long transport times. The objective of this study was to determine if pre-existing cardiac pathology predisposes market pigs to death during transit.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

THE EFFECTS OF DIETARY FATTY ACIDS ON PASSIVE IMMUNITY AND PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS IN WEANING PIGLETS

Weaning is one of the most stressful events in a pig’s life; during which they encounter a multitude of intestinal, immunological and social challenges which interfere with gut development and growth performance, previously controlled using growth-promoting antibiotics. However; an EU-wide ban prohibiting their use began in 2006, directing research towards developing safe alternatives.  Studies indicate that fatty acids are efficient immunomodulators and exert a positive effect on animal performance. 
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

EVALUATION OF SOWS’ AND PIGLETS’ PERFORMANCE IN FARROWING PENS WITHOUT FIXATION  

Conventional pens with farrowing crates (FC) restrict lactating sows in various behavior patterns, and its acceptance declines in society. Therefore, alternative systems without any fixation of the sow during lactation -single loose housing pens (LH) and a group-housing system for six lactating sows (GH) - were compared to the FC system with regard to performance data of sows and piglets. Moreover the proportion of cross suckling in the GH system was assessed.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

PRE-WEANING GROUP HOUSING AFFECTS FIGHTING ACTIVITY AND DAILY WEIGHT GAIN OF PIGLETS WHEN MIXED WITH UNFAMILIAR CONSPECIFICS AFTER WEANING

Introduction Pre-weaning group housing for sows and their litters becomes increasingly important in order to enhance sow welfare. However, there is still a lack of knowledge concerning potential benefits for piglets during the post-weaning period. Material & Methods In the present study, weaner pigs were mixed in groups of 10, using littermates (LM) originating from pre-weaning group housing (Gr) and from farrowing pens with crates (Co). The following variations were studied in three replicates:
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

GENETIC EFFECTS ON INFLAMMATION AND NECROSIS OF TAILS, EARS, CORONARY BANDS, SOLES AND HEELS (SINS)

Field observations indicate that tail lesions in pigs can occur without any interactions with other pigs and that they are often found in combination with inflammation and necrosis of the ears, coronary bands, soles and heels. Based on this findings, we have introduced swine inflammation and necrosis syndrome as a new syndrome in swine at the ECPHM congress in Dublin in 2016.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

IMPROVEMENT IN QUALITY OF SOWS AND ENVIRONMENT CAN REDUCE PREVALENCE OF INFLAMMATION AND NECROSIS OF TAIL, EAR, CORONARY BANDS, SOLES, HEELS AND CLAWS IN PIGLETS, WEANERS AND FATTENERS

Tail lesions in pigs can occur without any interactions with other pigs and in combination with inflammation and necrosis of the ears, coronary bands, soles, heels and claws. Based on this findings, we have introduced swine inflammation and necrosis syndrome as a new syndrome in swine at the ECPHM congress in Dublin in 2016. Low feed fiber content and inadequate water supply are among the most important triggering factors.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition