Porcine Health Management

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IMPACT OF WHOLE HERD VACCINATION AGAINST PRRSV-1 ON SOW AND PIG PERFORMANCE ON A MULTI-SITE FARM IN SERBIA

The impact of PRRS on sow and pig performance can be reduced by use of vaccination. This study aimed to investigate sow and pig performance after implementation of a whole herd vaccination programme on a farm in Serbia.   Material & Methods The study was conducted on a multi-site farm with 1250 sows on a farrow-to-feeder site and 2 separate finishing units.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

IMPACT OF AN INTRADERMAL PCV2 VACCINE ON VARIOUS PRODUCTION PARAMETERS AND ANTIBIOTIC CONSUMPTION IN FINISHERS

PCV2 plays an important role in porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) and viremia in late fattening pigs contributes to extended lung lesions, reduced daily weight gains and increased antibiotic use. The following investigation was conducted to show efficacy of an intradermal PCV2-vaccine on production parameters after an acute PCV2 infection under field conditions in Germany.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCTION PARAMETERS AND HEALTH STATUS AFTER IMPLEMENTATION OF A STRATEGIC PRRS PIGLET VACCINATION WITH IDAL IN A COMMERCIAL FARROW-TO-FINISH-FARM IN GERMANY  

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus is one of the most challenging diseases in pigs. Vaccination (IM and ID) against PRRS has been established as an important tool to minimize the clinical impact of the diseases. The impact of a strategic piglet PRRS vaccination with IDAL on standard production parameters and general herd health status was investigated.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

IMPLEMENTATION AND FOLLOW UP OF A REGIONAL SWINE HEALTH PROGRAM IN A PIG DENSE REGION IN THE NETHERLANDS

In addition to PRRS, Influenza and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae also have a regional impact. Regional programs often fail due to a lack of funding. Structural Implementation of technical-, financial- and antibiotic use parameters (KPI’s) can stimulate the intrinsic motivation of farmers to keep participating. Two vet-practices and MSD-AH implemented a regional swine health-program in a pig dense region. The above KPI’s and disease prevalence are monitored.  
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

FIELD EXPERIENCE OF AN IMPROVED RODENT CONTROL PROGRAM IN CENTRAL EUROPE

The objective of this field study was to evaluate the placement of bait station and the application of rodenticides at a swine farm facility that has dealt with uncontrolled, high populations of rats and mice. The facility faces the challenge of having a feed mill plant in near proximity. Material & Methods Two problem barns were chosen for evaluation of a new protocol (Barn 30 and Barn 31).
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

PIG DATA: HEALTH ANALYTICS FOR SWISS PIG FARMING

Large data volumes can no longer be analyzed using conventional methods; they have to be made usable by applying new methods. So far, such methods have not had much impact on animal husbandry. Swiss pig production differs from the intensive production systems in other European countries because of its complex, small-scale structure.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

ASSESSMENT OF MATERNALLY DERIVED ANTIBODY LEVELS IN COLOSTRUM FROM SOWS VACCINATED WITH ONE OF TWO DIFFERENT E. COLI VACCINES

Introduction Escherichia coli (EC) is a primary pathogen involved in neonatal diarrhea (ND). ND occurs when the protection granted by maternally derived antibodies (MDA) is overwhelmed by a high bacterial challenge of the piglets. The objective of this study was to assess the levels of EC antibodies (ab) induced by two commercially available vaccines in sows.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE, HEALTH AND ANTIMICROBIAL USE FOLLOWING PRRS PIGLET VACCINATION IN A UK SWINE FARM

Piglet vaccination against Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) can play a very important role in the control of this disease. Here we document the impact of a PRRS piglet vaccination implementation under commercial conditions in the UK with PRRS clinically present. <strong>Material & Methods</strong> PRRS virus circulation was confirmed with serology and PCR.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

EFFECTS OF DIETARY FIBER ON METABOLISM AND PERFORMANCE IN SOW DURING GESTATION AND LACTATION

Addition of crude fibres-CF in the sow diet has beneficial effects on the gut health; however, the effects on metabolism are not clear. This field study investigated the effects of Arbocel<sup>®</sup> (raw CF concentrate made from lignocellulose with a CF content>65%) on sow’s metabolism and performance.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

A DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH FOR DETECTION OF MYCOPLASMA HYOPNEUMONIAE IN LOW PREVALENCE SCENARIOS

Eradication of <i>Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae</i> (Mhp) from breeding herds has become a popular method in U.S. production systems to improve downstream performance. However, there are no guidelines available to confirm success of an eradication program. Therefore, the objective of this study was to develop diagnostic sampling guidelines specific to Mhp low prevalence populations.  
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

GILT FLOW AND ACCLIMATION AS DRIVERS OF MYCOPLASMA HYOPNEUMONIAE SOW HERD STABILITY

The objective of this study was to characterize the Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) colonization and seroconversion pattern in negative gilts, which had been recently introduced to three positive farms. Materials: Farms practiced different types of replacement gilts’ flow. Two of the three farms (A and B) practiced continuous flow, where gilts were co-housed with older gilts exhibiting coughing immediately post-entry, and shared the same air space, regardless of age.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

CLASSIFICATION OF COUGH PATTERNS IN GROWING PIGS USING CONTINUOUS SOUND MONITORING AND AN ALGORITHM-BASED RESPIRATORY DISTRESS INDEX

Continuous sound monitoring systems hold the potential to remotely differentiate the primary etiology of clinical episodes of respiratory disease. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the ability of a continuous sound monitoring system to classify patterns of clinical respiratory disease in growing pigs according to their primary etiology under large-scale commercial production conditions.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

DETERMINING THE OPTIMAL NUMBER AND CONFIGURATION OF SOUND MONITORING DEVICES FOR DETECTING AND ASSESSING DIRECTIONALITY OF COUGH IN GROWING PIGS

Continuous sound monitoring systems have been shown to better detect clinical episodes of respiratory disease. However, microphones used in such systems have distance limits of sound detection. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the optimal placement and configuration of a continuous sound monitoring system in large airspace buildings containing growing pigs to enable both a high sensitivity for detection and establishing directionality of clinical respiratory episodes. Materials and Methods Cough monitors (SOMO+ Respiratory Distress Monitor, SoundTalks NV, Leuven, Belgium) were obtained and installed in three large commercial wean-to-finish facilities designed to house 1200 to 2400 pigs per airspace.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

A STUDY OF TILMICOSIN SUPPLEMENTATION IN FEED AND IT'S EFFECT ON LACTATION PERFORMANCE IN SOWS

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is considered as the most economically important diseases in pig industry worldwide. Active infection during farrowing period cause vertical transmission of PRRSv from sow to piglets. Umbilical blood testing can be used to identify such transmission. Tilmicosin, a macrolide antibiotic has been reported to reduce the severity of PRRSv infection in nursery pigs. Moreover, tilmicosin provides activity against PRRSv. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of tilmicosin (Pulmotil<sup>®</sup>) supplementation in sows feed prior to farrow and during lactation on lactation performance parameters in a farm with PRRSv infection.  
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

IS SKIN TEMPERATURE RELIABLE AS CORE BODY TEMPERATURE INDICATOR?

The circadian system is based on a multioscillatory neural network that generates and sends a temporal signal throughout the entire organism, which drives biological rhythms. From the main marker rhythms of the circadian system core body temperature (CBT) and skin temperature (ST) are two of the most used due to its reliability and ease of use, respectively. Thus, the aim of this study is to check the reliability of ST as CBT indicator. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thermochron iButton DS1921H (Maxim Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, California) were used to measure CBT and ST with a precision of ±0.125°C and a sample rate of 1 minute during 1,4 days.
Type
Abstract
Year
2018
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy