Porcine Health Management

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Keeping pigs with long tail is possible

Is it possibleto keep pigs with long tails? Yes, it is - however, two questions have to be raised in this context: First, which prerequisites have to be fulfilled to increase the chance to manage pigs with long tails without biting and being bitten until...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Miscellaneous

ASF updates and review of applied measures; practical experiences

No abstract submitted. Full presentation in PDF format present in the EAPHM Members-only section of this website
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Miscellaneous

ASF in Europe: political experiences from the EU Commission perspective

African swine fever is a large-scale problem in the Eastern neighbourhood of the EU, from where it was introduced in 2014. As of August 2018, African swine fever spread to vast regions of China and other Asian countries (Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia) in an...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Miscellaneous

Applications of population-based methods for PRRS monitoring and surveillance in breeding herds undergoing virus elimination

Population-based sampling methods in breeding herds have been developed, significantly aiding veterinarians to track activity of PRRSv and other pathogens more efficiently. The purpose of this abstract is to summarize key findings of applications of some...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Development and initial evaluation of an integrated system utilizing low power bluetooth beacons, sensors and a cloud-based platform to concurrently...

Population-based sampling methods in breeding herds have been developed, significantly aiding veterinarians to track activity of PRRSv and other pathogens more efficiently. The purpose of this abstract is to summarize key findings of applications of some...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Differences between Dutch and Belgian pig farmers with respect to their biosecurity level and antimicrobial usage within the i-4-1-Health project

To face the challenge of antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals, the i-4-1-Health project aims to reduce antimicrobial usage (AMU) through increased infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship in Belgium and the Netherlands in pig...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Measuring the respiratory pathogen burden in growing pigs to estimate the impact of disease

Efforts to estimate the production and economic impact of concurrent respiratory pathogens are complicated by the multitude of factors that impact productivity and the inability to attribute losses specifically to disease. The objective of this study was...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Modelling the effect of respiratory disease on production performance of farrow-to-finish pig herds

The impact of respiratory disease on production performance in pigs is of worldwide relevance but its magnitude has been poorly researched. The objective of this study was to estimate the effect of respiratory disease on production performance in Irish...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Colostrum intake in pigs: analysis of the varying factors in 10 commercial farms

Sow prolificacy has been continuously increasing over the years and nevertheless the colostrum production of sows is independent from litter size. As piglets are completely dependent on colostrum intake for energy and maternal immune transfer, the issue...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Influence of two different amounts of iron injections on the hemoglobin concentration in blood in pigs

In the first three weeks of life piglets produce a lot of red blood cells. The congenital iron depot (~ 50 mg) is exhausted after approx. 1 week. To avoid iron deficiency, the piglets must have an additional supplement of iron. To determine whether a pig...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Improved feed conversion ratio in finishers by vaccination against PCV2

The negative impact of PCV2 in the swine industry is well documented, and so are the benefits of vaccination against the infection. Most controlled trials have investigated the effect of vaccination on average daily gain and mortality. This field trial...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Elimination of Mycoplasma hyopneumonia in a sowherd using Zactran® (gamithromycin) in a Swiss-elimination model

Infection of M.hypeumonia in the pigproduction has a high impact on performance, antimicrobial consumption and econonomic yield. As a consequence elimination or vaccination has been highly recommended over the last decades. In this casereport a medicated...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Analyzing the growth on 50 fattening farms; the role of piglet growth, hygiene and serological disease status

De Heus Feed company developed a monitoring program for fattening farms which (besides checking feed requirement) gathers various data like piglet history, health and hygiene. This study determines their influences on growth.
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Probiotic supplementation (Clostridum butyricum) via drinking water as a Salmonella control measure

A producer with five Danish fattening farms buying pigs at 30 kg had reoccurring high Salmonella antibody levels in slaughterhouse meat juice readings, causing economic fines despite all in – all out practices (batches). Pigs were fed a commercial...
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Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy

Evaluating different serological tests for pre-slaughter Salmonella surveillance

Three commercial ELISA tests are evaluated as prognostic tools to anticipate Salmonella detection in meat juice in a farrow-to-finish herd under a Salmonella control program (based on probiotics; Clostridium butyricum, Miya-Gold®). Salmonella...
Type
Abstract
Year
2019
Topic
Herd Health Management and Economy