Porcine Health Management

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Reproduction

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Effect of IGF-1 level at weaning on subsequent luteal development and progesterone production in primiparous sows

Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is known to be related to follicle and oocyte development in sows. We hypothesized that a higher IGF-1 level at weaning may derive better luteal development during early pregnancy in primiparous sows.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
University of Helsinki

Evolution of reproductive performance in Spanish farms in the last 10 years and prediction for 2020. Impact of farms’ size

The objective of this study was to describe the evolution during the last 10 years for the reproductive KPIs including total born (TB), born alive (BA), still born (SB), mummifies (MM), weaning to first service interval (WFSI) and preweaning mortality...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
Pig Champ Pro Europa S.L.

Use of a progesterone on-farm kit detection (Ovu-Check®) to improve gilts management in a commercial farm

A correct gilt estrus stimulation and detection is key for the optimal reproductive performance of a farm. Gilts not showing estrus should be treated specifically, and to do it properly is necessary to know if animals are prepuberal or if there is a...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
MSD Animal Health

Differences in return to estrus rate and number of total born piglets caused by variations in peoples’ artificial insemination technique

Artificial insemination technology is widely used in pig breeding herds. Few information is available about the impact of the variation in peoples’ artificial insemination technique on the reproductive performance in sows.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

Transabdominal ultrasound examination of sows to improve the reproduction – a field study

The number of weaned piglets/sow/year is an important economic parameter. A lot of farms work with hyper prolific genetics. In many cases in the same batch we can find different genetic lines. The reproductive behavior (such as weaning-to-estrus interval,...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
MSD AH CERG Swine Business Unit - HUNGARY

Pre-farrowing supplement through drinking water reduces stillbirth

The majority of stillborn piglets are potentially viable, but die due to asphyxia during birth. Data from our research centre have shown that oxygenation of piglets deteriorates and stillbirth rate increases with duration of parturition.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
Trouw Nutrition R&D

Reproductive impact of PCV2 infection: effect of sow vaccination

The impact of Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) on reproductive disorders has been demonstrated in experimental and field conditions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of sow vaccination on reproductive performances.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
PORC SPECTIVE, Chêne Vert Conseil Veterinary Group, ZA du Gohélève Rue E et J Montgolfier 56920 NOYAL PONTIVY FRANCE

PCV2 seroprofiles on breeding herds: a useful tool to detect virus circulation and its potential impact on reproductive performances

Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is an ubiquitous virus responsible for various symptoms. Its impact on reproductive disorders has been demonstrated in experimental and field conditions. The objective of this study was to evaluate the interest of PCV2...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
PORC SPECTIVE, Chêne Vert Conseil Veterinary Group, ZA du Gohélève Rue E et J Montgolfier 56920 NOYAL PONTIVY FRANCE

IMPACT OF PCV2 AND PORCINE PARVOVIRUS IN INFECTIOUS ABORTIONS: STATISTICS ON A DECADE OF DIAGNOSIS FROM THE NECROPSY ROOM

Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) has been shown to be involved in reproductive disorders in sows such as return-to-oestrus, increased number of mummified, stillborn or non-viable piglets at birth and also abortions. To date, there is no reliable statistic...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
LABOCEA, 7 rue du Sabot, 22440 Ploufragan (France)

Nitric oxide precursor: Sport nutrition leveraged to increase piglet livability

Over the recent decades, piglet losses have increased as the pork industry selects for larger litter size. A key factor driving piglet losses is the increased farrowing duration which can lead to in utero asphyxia and stillbirth.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
Cargill CPN EU, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The variation of plasma level of altrenogest and the hormone withdrawal to estrus interval of gilt influenced from the commercial products in Thailand

In Thailand, altrenogest is commonly used for adjusting the number of gilts for batch and weekly farrowing system. Nevertheless, two-third of gilts showed the estrous sign within 7 days after altrenogest withdrawal in some weeks.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand;Swine Reproduction Research Unit, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand

FIXED TIME ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION PROTOCOL IN GILTS, A USEFUL TOOL TO IMPROVE REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE

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.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
MSD AH

Can hydatid cysts of Morgagni cause infertility in sows?

Cysts of the paramesonephric duct origin are common in mammalians and are located on the fimbria of the oviduct. The term used for this degeneration is hydatid cyst of Morgagni and is most often a benign, non-inflammatory condition of the fallopian tubes....
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland

The effect of altrenogest treatment on incidence and prevention of early parturition in sows

Altrenogest is proven the effective tool for synchronization of gilts. Physiological length of gestation is considered 115-116 days, with high variability reported (110-121d of pregnancy), farrowing before day 113 considered as early parturition. The aim...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
Ceva, France

Effect of hypospadias in a crossbred boar on reproduction

Hypospadias, a congenital anomaly of the urogenital tract, is rarely described in boars.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Reproduction
Affiliation
Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland