Exhibition pigs should be isolated from herd mates and observed for clinical signs of influenza for at least seven days after an exhibition to prevent transmission to pigs that did not attend the fair.
Sodium butyrate or a blend of formic and citric acid in feed may be considered as a cost-effective control measure to reduce Salmonella faecal shedding in commercial herds.
Oral fluids are practical, fast, easy, cost-effective and reliable methods for sampling pig populations, but it has not been easy or practical to obtain such samples from suckling piglets...
Dr. Jack Dekkers, Animal Breeding and Genetics, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, December 3‐4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Soybean meal in weanling diets may be partially replaced by canola meal without affecting performance parameters but, canola meal quality has to be taken into account.
Photo of the week 13-Apr-2017
Many veterinarians find bronchial scraping a less invasive and, above all, simpler sampling method than bronchoalveolar lavage.
The success of the Danish salmonella program in pigs and pork is a result of improvements in slaughterhouse hygiene, more than it can be attributed to control in primary production. Today focus is on the end result, measured as carcass prevalence.
Photo of the week 07-Apr-2017
One of the goals of swine diet formulation is minimizing nitrogen (N) excretion as well as maximizing N retention.
Question of the week 05-Apr-2017
- That the mucosal surfaces located in certain areas of the organism provide better immunity
- That the immune system of all animals from the same species has common elements
- That if an antigen comes into contact with a specific mucosal surface, an immune response is given to mucosal surfaces from other distant areas
The prices rise in all Europe. In the last market session in March the German price has only grown by €0.07/kg carcass weight, and this conveys firmness and security all over the place.
hCG stimulates growth of estrogenic follicles and CL function, and improves primiparous sow fertility during the summer months.
This trial showed the advantage, in an environmental point of view, to use 15% drainage openings on the solid part of partly slatted floors in pens for group-housed gestating sows.
Question of the week 19-Apr-2017
The complexity of ASF control means we need to make a group effort to prevent the disease from entering the EU and make sure we are prepared to fight the disease if it shows up.
We studied the change in amounts of antimicrobials prescribed for weaners and finishers in Danish herds duriong 2007-2013 following initiation of vaccination against five common endemic infections.
A simple, economical and practical trick is to identify the replacement gilts with tags of different colours according to the batch they belong to.
Santa Catarina and Paraná pig prices now available on our pig price information system.
This study implies a metabolic adaptation of A. pleuropneumoniae to the porcine upper respiratory tract already during early infection.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Question of the week 12-Apr-2017
Biological alterations in immune and intestinal systems occur immediately after weaning that affect subsequent pig growth and health.
Researchers from the IRTA-CReSA in collaboration with researchers from the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam (the Netherlands), studied the susceptibility of different animal species to infection with MERS-CoV.
Coated sodium butyrate supplementation may improve immunoglobulin concentration in milk.
As of today, the pig prices in Romania refer to liveweight instead of carcass weight in order to reflect the Romanian market better.
From the 28th to the 31st of March 2017 in Zaragoza (Spain) took place the 13th International Animal Production Show, FIGAN.
Much in the summer will depend on the opening of the increased market capacity (as two major new plants swing open) and the industry reacts to it.
There is an increasing concern in several European countries over the role that tuberculosis (TB)-infected wild boar may play in the progress of bovine TB eradication campaigns. In Spain, the wild boar is the main wild reservoir of tuberculosis.
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