Porcine Health Management

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The successful eradication of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae from Norwegian pig herds – 10 years later

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) is the causative agent of enzootic pneumonia which causes considerable economical losses, in addition to adversely affecting animal health and welfare. M. hyopneumoniae was previously common in the Norwegian pig...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
Animalia;Norwegian Pig Health Service

Under the shadow of African Swine Fever: a collection of cases of piglets with haemorrhages

In the last years an increase in cases suspicious of ASF/CSF has been observed in piglets submitted for necropsy at GD Animal Health. Primarily due to extensive haemorrhages, some of these cases were notified to the Dutch authority (NVWA) with subsequent...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
GD Animal Health, Deventer, The Netherlands

Impact of washing and disinfection of mammary glands on sow and piglet health and performance

Cleaning pregnant sows before entering the farrowing stable is commonly practiced for biosecurity reasons. However, the usefulness of it is debated as it may only decrease but not eliminate pathogens and it could even favor spread and survival of...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary medicine, Porcine Health Management Unit

Edema disease vaccination as a tool for reducing antibiotic use after weaning in a Shigatoxin 2e positive farm

The objective of this study was to explore the use of a commercial vaccine against edema disease (ED) in nursery piglets from a farm with history of ED as a tool to eliminate the use of colistin.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
IDT Biologika SL, Gran Vía Carles III, 84, 3º, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.

Case of listeriosis in fattening pigs with hemorrhagic diarrhea and sudden death

Listeriosis in swine is mainly found in suckling piglets with septicaemia. In sows, listeriosis may result in abortion and in suckling piglets rarely in encephalitis. This case report highlights Listeria (L.) monocytogenes as a clinically relevant...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Resident Session
Affiliation
University Clinic for Swine, Department of Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Tail bites in free-range based finisher pig systems - prevalence and risk factors

Free-range pig productions systems offer low stocking densities and access to open air, straw and rooting materials. Nevertheless, in some free-range finisher pig herds (where tail docking is prohibited), tail biting is a serious problem. The study aimed...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University

The influence of a 16-hour delay in solid feed provisioning on the feed intake and performance of weanling piglets

A large proportion of newly weaned piglets starts consuming solid feed only after weaning is complete. Moreover, weaning day is stressful. Piglets may associate this stress with ingesting pelleted feed, thus reducing consecutive feed intake. An experiment...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Pig Information Center, Melle, Belgium

Do weaners have gastric ulcers?

Investigation of gastric ulceration (GU) are primary performed in abattoir studies of finisher pigs and slaughter sows. GU is often associated with an increased fluidity of the gastric content due to finely grounded and pelleted diets. Although weaners...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
University of Copenhagen

In vivo effect of a compound feed that is beneficial for intestinal health and growth in weaning piglets is predicted by in vitro analyses

We analyzed whether a compound feed based on maternal milk fatty acids and cholesterol increases piglet performance. A randomized controlled study and two field trials were preceded by in vitro analyses.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Dopharma Research BV

Positive effect of Porcestin on zootechnical parameters (average daily feed intake and growth) and gut health parameters (ileal villi length and total...

The increasing need for antibiotic reduction in swine production implied the development of alternatives. Therefore, short- and medium-chain fatty acids (FA) have been extensively studied due to their supporting effect on piglet’s growth and gut health....
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Proviron Industries n.v., G. Gilliotstraat 60, 2620 Hemiksem, Belgium

In vitro prebiotic properties of arabinoxylan-rich ingredients in the gastrointestinal tract of weaned piglets

Due to weaning stress, the piglet’s intestines become more susceptible to the invasion of pathogens. Gut health could be supported through the use of dietary strategies, based on fermentable carbohydrate fractions, to minimize post-weaning associated...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Precision livestock and Nutrition Unit, TERRA teaching and research centre, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, ULiège, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, BE

Effects of Dietary Vitamin Premix Levels on Physiological Responses, Blood Profiles and Reproductive Performance in Gestating Sows diet

This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary vitamin premix levels on physiological responses, blood profiles and reproductive performance in gestating sows.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Seoul National University

Effects of Dietary Hy-D® on Physiological Responses, Blood Profiles, Reproductive Performance and Their Progeny in Gestating Sows diet

This study was carried out to investigate the effect of dietary Hy-D® in diet of gestating sows on physiological responses, blood profiles, reproductive performance and their progeny growth.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Seoul National University

Can dietary fibre level and a single enrichment type reduce the risk of tail biting in undocked pigs?

Tail docking has been banned in the EU as a routine practice to control tail biting since 2008. However solutions are still needed to prevent tail biting in undocked pigs in conventional housing systems. This study evaluated the effectiveness of different...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
Teagasc;SRUC;University of Edinburgh

Effect of a new probiotic composition (AQ02) on newborn piglets

This study assessed the benefits of the use of a probiotic product on the productive performance and welfare status of the piglets up to weaning.
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition
Affiliation
AQUILON CYL S.L.