Porcine Health Management

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ORAL FLUID RESULTS FROM BEFORE, AT AND AFTER START OF RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS

The objective of this study was to evaluate the dynamics of different pathogens on Dutch pig farms with PRDC problems before, at and after the start of cough by using oral fluids with PCR testing for different pathogens.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Virology and Viral Diseases

RESULTS OF ORAL FLUIDS ON DUTCH PRDC PIG FARMS: PREVALENCE OF RESPIRATORY PATHOGEN

The objective was to investigate the prevalence of different pathogens in Dutch pig farms with PRDC problems by using oral fluids (OFs) with PCR testing.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Virology and Viral Diseases

DEVELOPMENT OF GB PIG DISEASE SURVEILLANCE DATA IN AN INTERACTIVE FORMAT FOR PIG VETERINARIANS AND OTHERS USING PRRS AS AN EXEMPLAR

An interactive tool displaying pig diseases diagnosed through the GB surveillance network was recently made available on-line. Development to allow more detailed interrogation of surveillance data is in progress and this study uses data from porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) diagnoses as an exemplar.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Virology and Viral Diseases

PORCINE CIRCOVIRUS TYPE 3 (PCV3) IN POLAND - DETECTION AND GENETIC DIVERSITY

Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) is a novel pathogen first discovered in 2016 in USA. PCV3 is suspected to be involved in numerous diseases, but its true role in pigs health is still unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence and molecular diversity of PCV3 in serum samples collected from14 pigs farms from Poland.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Virology and Viral Diseases

CHARACTERIZATION OF ASTROVIRUS CAUSING GASTROENTERIC DISEASE IN PIGLETS IN ITALY BY A METAGENBOMIC APPROACH

Astroviruses are emerging viruses, Family Astroviridae, that infect mammalian and avian species. They are non-enveloped viruses with a single-stranded positive sense RNA genome. They are detected in the intestines and several other organs in diseased and healthy animals.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Virology and Viral Diseases

NOROVIRUS IN FAECES OF HEALTHY PIGS IN NORTH-EAST ITALY

Norovirus (NoV) has emerged has one of the major causative agents of non-bacterial, food- and water-borne gastroenteritis in humans all over the world. NoVs are classified into six groups (G), from GI to GVI, which are further subdivided into 30 genotypes. NoVs identified in human gastroenteritis cases are only GI, GII, and GIV. NoVs have also been isolated from several animal species, including pigs, dogs, cattle, rodents and lions.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Virology and Viral Diseases

MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SPIKE GENE OF THE PORCINE EPIDEMIC DIARRHEA VIRUS IN MEXICO

In Mexico, the first suggestive outbreaks of the circulation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) were identified at the beginning of July 2013. The Spike protein is the most antigenic protein of the virus and the main target for developing a vaccine or diagnostic system.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Virology and Viral Diseases

FIELD EVALUATION OF ID AND IM PRRSV MLV VACCINATION (PORCILIS® PRRS) IN SUCKLING PIGLETS ON THEIR HEALTH STATUS AND PERFORMANCE

PRRSV causes significant economic losses to the global swine industry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ID and IM PRRSV MLV vaccination in suckling piglets under field conditions.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Virology and Viral Diseases

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.
Type
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.
Type
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.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition

ASCARIS SUUM INFESTATION IN DANISH HIGH HEALTH GILTS - A CASE REPORT

Ascaris suum is a common parasitic infestation in modern pig production and clinically often silent.
In young pigs, A. suum can cause reduced growth, and “white spots” due to larvae migration can ead to condemnation of the liver at slaughter. Clinical signs in breeding animals are rare.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Resident Session

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. 
Type
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.
Type
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:
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Animal Welfare and Nutrition