Porcine Health Management

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Effect of group vaccination of sows and gilts against Salmonella Typhimurium on Salmonella serology and excretion in sows and their offspring

Vaccination might be effective to control Salmonella infections at farm level. The present study evaluated the effect of group vaccination of sows and gilts against S. Typhimurium (ST) on Salmonella serology in sows and their offspring and the excretion...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health, Ghent University, Belgium

Welfare Assessment of Fattening Pigs using routinely collected and edited Production Data

In recent years farm animal welfare has sufficiently attracted political and social attention. However, in Germany, there is no governmental pig welfare monitoring. One reason for this is that the assessment by farm visits needs many personnel and...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Department of Biometry, Epidemiology and Information Processing, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

An intervention study to foster antimicrobial usage decrease in farrow-to-finish pig herds through veterinarian advice

Antimicrobial usage reduction is strongly encouraged in pig production. National dispositive and regulation can support and drive efforts towards a decrease of antimicrobial usage. But to consider farm specific situation and context, diverse alternatives...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Anses

Understanding hepatitis E virus (HEV) dynamics in a farrow-to-finish pig farm using experimental, field and modelling data

Hepatitis E virus is a zoonotic pathogen for which pigs have been recognised as the major reservoir in industrialised countries. High variability of HEV dynamics has been described in pig farms and may be related to the influence of other pathogens,...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Anses Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort Laboratory, Epidemiology, Health and welfare unit, PO Box 53, 22440 Ploufragan FRANCE

Applying Salmonella vaccination at the top of a UK pig production pyramid

Salmonella is a widespread pathogen that infects a variety of animals, including man. Reducing prevalence in pig farms contributes to minimising contamination at slaughter, improving the safety of meat and offal for human consumption, as the slaughter...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
APHA - Weybridge

Trends in antimicrobial consumption in Danish pig production in 2014-2017 and the first six months of 2018

Antimicrobial consumption can either be measured in doses or in tonnes active compounds as the total consumption for the whole pig production or as relative consumption by considering changes in the composition of the production.The purpose of this study...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
SEGES Pig Research Centre

Reduction of Salmonella serotiters by Clostridium butyricum in a commercial trial

A Danish fattening farm buying pigs at 30 kg experienced a sudden increase in Salmonella meat juice index (based on Salmonella antibodies present), resulting in higher economic deductions at the slaughterhouse. One of the piglet supply farms was positive...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Huvepharma N.V., Belgium

No effect of a biocide on the prevalence and amount of LA-MRSA in a pig farm

Livestock associated MRSA (LA-MRSA) is wide spread in pig herds in most European countries. Most peo-ple working in positive pig farms will carry LA-MRSA in their noses. These farm workers may transmit this organism to other people outside the farm...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
SEGES Danish Pig Research Centre

Towards antibiotic-free production in Belgian pig herds through coaching and biosecurity measures

Antimicrobial usage is the main driver for selection of antimicrobial resistance. This causes a health risk for animals and humans. The aim of this study was to decrease the use of antimicrobials in Belgian pig herds. Farms that already used few...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Veterinary Epidemiology Unit;Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Porcine Health Management Unit

Reducing antimicrobial use in pork production: is improved animal health the answer?

Among different European countries, differences in usage patterns of antimicrobials (AM) are enormous. The objectives of the two studies summarized in this presentation were (1) to describe differences and similarities of AM usage patterns in different...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Veterinary Public Health Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland

ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN COMMENSAL E. coli ISOLATES RECOVERED FROM DIFFERENT SWINE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals is nowadays a major threat for food security and public health worldwide. Antibiotic consumption in pig production is higher in the intensive production system than in the extensive and organic ones, what...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
University of León

Correlation of national and international defined daily and course doses for antimicrobial drug usage in pigs

Defined Daily Doses (DDD) and Defined Course Doses (DCD) have been established in both human and veterinary medicine in order to standardize the measurement of treatments in a population. In 2016 the European Medicines Agency published average defined...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Division of Swine Medicine, Department for Farm Animals, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich

Fungi derived feed additives bind Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli and induce macrophage activation

Fungi and their derivatives may play a role to reduce antimicrobial use in swine diets because of their antimicrobial and immunomodulatory properties and their ability to degrade substrate into bioactive compounds. In this research, copra meal,...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
Trouw Nutrition R&D

On farm interventions to reduce the use of antimicrobials in pig farms, a practical approach

Prudent use of antimicrobials in livestock production is of relevance to prevent the selection for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Antimicrobial use (AMU) in pig production, differs per country in Europe. To set up a practical on farm approach to reduce...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
GD Animal Health, Deventer, The Netherlands;PorQ, the Netherlands

Antibiotic resistance and genetic profile of Klebsiella pneumoniae from clinically diseased piglets

In 2015, the first cases of septicaemia and sudden death in 2-3 week old suckling piglets, resulting from Klebsiella pneumoniae subspecies pneumonia (KPP) infection, were found in the Netherlands. KPP is in human medicine notorious for carbapenemase...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Veterinary Public Health
Affiliation
GD Animal Health, Deventer, The Netherlands