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Question of the week 03-Dec-2013
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.
This video by BPEX explains how to provide colostrum to the piglets correctly.
In a system with 2.35 farrowings/sow/year, more than 14 piglets born per farrowing, more than 11 weaned piglets/farrowing and around 1% of losses at weaning; what can we do to improve this?
Hypocalcemia is not a significant problem immediately post-farrowing in sows of all parities.
This was the first observation in Korea, bringing about the possibility that this virus may be prevalent in porcine farms.
This study demonstrates that type 2 PRRSV is more virulent than type 1 PRRSV in this experimental setting.
Photo of the week 28-Nov-2013
In this study, intact and neonatally surgically castrated male pigs were compared along puberty for some immune parameters and hormone receptor expression in lymphoid organs.
Is the right strategy to get a farm stable, that is, control clinical signs reducing the economic impact of the disease; or should a farm adopt strategies to go “negative”? As for other questions in the epidemiological field, our answer is “it depends”.
Prediction equations using the concentration of total P in MBM may be useful to estimate P and Ca digestibility in MBM fed to growing pigs.
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