Porcine Health Management

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Reproduction

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VULVAR DISCHARGE SYNDROME IN SOWS AFTER ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION 

Introduction: Vulvar discharge is frequently observed in sows with bacterial infection of the urogenital tract and cause economic losses due to reproductive failure in affected sows. Several risk factors for this condition have been described and,...
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

SEVERE UDDER EDEMA AS A CAUSE OF REDUCED COLOSTRUM QUALITY AND MILK PRODUCTION IN SOWS – A CASE REPORT

A piglet-producing herd in Finland suffered from inadequate milk production of sows. Investigation of the problem revealed that 35% of the sows had low water intake, constipation and excessive swelling of the udder prior and during parturition. The...
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

BACTERIURIA IN SOWS IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF STILLBIRTHS  

Introduction: Previous research showed that urinary tract infections (UTI) in sows are associated with poor reproductive performance. Parameters such as farrow rate, risk of rebreed, and weaned piglets per litter has been associated with the presence of...
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

A COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT FARROWING SYSTEMS WITH REGARD TO THE COLOSTRUM SUPPLY OF PIGLETS

Introduction: Especially after birth, the colostrum supply of newborn piglets is of particular importance for the survival and further development of the piglets. The aim of this study was to investigate in what way the farrowing system and thus the...
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

IMPACT OF RUNTING ON COLOSTRUM INTAKE, SURVIVAL CHANCES AND DEVELOPMENT

Runt pigs are intrauterine growth retarded animals characterized by low birth weights (BW). They have higher mortality rates, reduced daily gain and pork quality and increased feed conversion rate. Colostrum intake (CI) is negatively correlated with BW and litter size. For current breeds, a minimum BW of 1.13 kg is needed for normal survival chances. The objective of this study was to investigate the relation between low BW, CI, mortality and development.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

IMPACT OF OESTRUS SUPPRESSION IN CARCASS QUALITY OF GILTS INTENDED FOR TERUEL DRY-CURED HAM PRODUCTION

Increasing fatness and avoiding puberty are desirable in gilts intended for Teruel dry-cured ham. This study was conducted to assess the impact of Vacsincel® (Zoetis), vaccine indicated for temporary oestrus suppression, on gilt genital organs and carcass fat, relative to time of second dose before slaughter.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

INFLUENCE OF TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE IN SEMINAL DOSES: BTS VS LONG TERM EXTENDERS

The transport temperature of boar semen doses is a critical factor to maintain an optimum seminal quality until the artificial insemination time. The spermatozoa metabolism decreases at 16ºC, which favors the preservation of viability for a longer period. Extenders should protect and buffer the harmful effects (capacitation, decrease mitochondrial activity, apoptotic process,...) of temperature changes during transport and storage in sperm cells of seminal doses for an optimal fertilizing capacity. The objective of this study is to evaluate the protective effect of the extenders BTS vs. Long-term against the influence of the transport temperature of seminal doses.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

POST MORTEM ANATOMICAL STUDY OF BOARS TESTICLES ELIMINATED FROM ARTIFIFICIAL INSEMINATED CENTERS

Post-mortem collection of boar genitalia in the slaughterhouse and its later study in the laboratory is a useful diagnosis tool for the veterinarian. In the past several years, an increase of slaughtered young boars due to bad semen quality has been recorded. This fact worsens the animal amortization and decreases the productive capacity of the boar stud because they are slaughtered long before the end of their useful life. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between anatomicalhistological study (through in vivo biopsies) and reproductive problem or semen quality able to make an early diagnosis of treatable diseases, thus increasing the boar retention rate.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

DYNAMIC CHANGE OF FUNCTIONAL MAMMARY GLANDS IN DIFFERENT PARITIES IN A HERD OF HIGHLY PROLIFIC SOWS

The number of functioning mammary glands (FMGs) is vital in highly prolific sow herds.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

THE EFFECT OF CLOPROSTENOL AND CARBETOCIN IN FARROWING INDUCTION

The induction and synchronization of parturition in sows is an habitual practice carried out in many commercial farms to improve and attend sows’ farrowing process. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of cloprostenol (PGF-Veyx*) and carbetocin (Hypophysin*) in order to concentrate the maximum number of births. This practice increases farrowing assistance in favour of reducing stillborn piglets, improving the colostrum intake and increasing the transference of passive immunity reducing the pre-weaning mortality.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

HIGH NUMBERS OF STILLBIRTHS CAUSED BY AN UTEROTONIC AGENT DURING FARROWING

A good target level for stillbirths per litter varies between 5-7% of total born piglets in hyperprolific sows. Large litter size, duration of farrowing, uterotonic agents and infections have been described being major risk factors for increased percentage of stillbirths.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

INTEREST OF QPCR FOR THE CONTROL OF MYCOPLASMA SUIS INFECTION: A FRENCH CASE STUDY

Mycoplasma suis (Ms) is endemic in pig herds. It affects all physiological stages and causes infectious anemia. The aim of this present study was to investigate Ms infection in swine herd using quantitative PCR test.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

COMBINED USE OF REGUMATE® AND PORCEPTAL® IN MULTIPAROUS TO MAINTAIN THE ORGANIZATION IN FARMS WITHOUT HARMING THE PRODUCTIVE PARAMETERS

Swine fertility and prolificacy is affected worldwide due to short lactation length, hormonal control is widely used by swine industry to reduce these reproductive problems. The aim of this study was to evaluate an altrenogest shortterm treatment (5 or 9 days) during the last days of lactation, in sows that need a pre-weaning (avoid short lactation) and combined with Fix Time insemination (FTI) to synchronize ovulation and grouping farrows to keep reproductive performance and farm organization.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

EVALUATION OF REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF FIXED TIME ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION VERSUS CONVENTIONAL MULTIPLE INSEMINATION PROTOCOL IN IBERIAN GILTS

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a FTAI program using Buserelin 4µg/ml (Porceptal®, MSD Animal Health) and conventionally based estrous insemination on reproductive performance in commercial Iberian gilts during favorable season.
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Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction

EVALUATION OF REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE OF FIXED TIME ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION VERSUS CONVENTIONAL MULTIPLE INSEMINATION PROTOCOL IN IBERIAN SOWS

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of a FTAI program using Buserelin 4µg/ml (Porceptal®, MSD Animal Health) and conventional based estrous insemination on reproductive performance in commercial Iberian sows during favorable season.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Reproduction