Novel porcine bocaviruses (PBoV) have been identified in domestic and wild pigs in recent years but are of unknown relevance to date.
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Question of the week 10-Dec-2013
Having a piglet feeder and a lamp in each farrowing pen avoids the annoying moving of these items between rooms and sometimes between buildings.
The results of this study indicate that parity influences the pre-natal development of piglets.
Globalization is a fact, and regional or national peculiarities are progressively less important.
This study demonstrates that type 2 PRRSV is more virulent than type 1 PRRSV in this experimental setting.
When you earn a profit, you have created more tangible value than the cost of the scarce global resources used to create your final product.
The abattoir is a useful endpoint to collect data on herd health status and a valuable tool for monitoring the effect of disease control measures.
The use of DDGS in gestating diets may creat controversial response on animal behaviour depending on the housing system.
Photo of the week 05-Dec-2013
This was the first observation in Korea, bringing about the possibility that this virus may be prevalent in porcine farms.
PCV2 vaccination of the gilts prior to insemination with PCV2 spiked-semen showed a clear decrease of viral load in the gilts as well as a much lower viral excretion that were compatible with foetus protection.
The extracts from Lippia spp. could be an effective antioxidant in pork meat.
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