It can be concluded that immunocastration could be interesting in pigs intended for dry-cured ham elaboration because in males improved the feed conversion ratio with no penalization of carcass or meat quality.
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Achieving good levels of colostral immunity by vaccinating sows is the first step to prevent scours; subsequently, active pre or post-weaning immunization must be added to prevent post-weaning diarrhoea.
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae pre-infection affected neither the influenza virus replication nor the IFN-induced antiviral responses in lungs. However, it predisposed the animals to a higher inflammatory response to H1N1 infection.
The cost of the staff entails between 6% and 7% of the total production costs of our pigs. Nevertheless, the staff influences this cost by 100%, because almost all the tasks on a farm are manual or controlled by the staff.
NADC30-like PRRSV has widely spread in China and could cause clinical disease on pigs.
Question of the week 19-Oct-2016
Predicting the functional effect of fibre ingredients when fed to early weaning piglets is advisable in order to control the gut health.
Production of a minimum number of doses to maintain profitability and the increase in post-cervical insemination leads to an increase of the doses produced per boar and, therefore, their share of responsibility in the production process.
Dietary herbs and fermented herb supplementation during the growing-finishing period improves meat quality in pigs.
Question of the week 13-Oct-2016
Exposure during acclimatization can be considered the first dose of a vaccine, and pre-farrowing exposure its booster.
Photo of the week 07-Oct-2016
Question of the week 05-Oct-2016
The heat and the decrease in the supply in Germany have supported the Spanish pig price in September. Europe will only be able to go on with its prices if it can absorb its production and the exports to Asia keep on.
This first part deals with backward and impossible data, i.e. the sows that are no longer in the farm but still appear both in the management softwatre and the 100% delivery rates in gilts.
Photo of the week 21-Oct-2016
Flavour inclusion in piglet diets is safe even at higher inclusion levels than those commonly used for the industry.
PCV2 vaccination is nearly universal. Has viral presence decreased after 6 years of vaccination? Could vaccination policies be changed?
A high avulation rate results in an moderate increase in the number of vital embryos at day 35 of pregnancy, but compromises development in the surviving embryonic/placental units, suggesting that the future growth and survival of the embryos might be further compromised.
Photo of the week 14-Oct-2016
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
PRRS & PEDV Control Proposal: Open Forum - Dr. David Wright, Wright Veterinary Services; Dr. Bill Hartmann, Minnesota Board of Animal Health, from the 2016 Minnesota Pork Congress.
This study identified preventable routes of MRSA CC398 introduction and transmission: human occupational exposure, trade of pigs and livestock transport vehicles.
In the coming years, the use of antimicrobials will be more closely regulated, following the guidelines set by the WHO in its global report on antimicrobial resistance in 2014.
The newly developed LFA allows rapid and reliable detection of ASFV, at field and laboratory level, providing a new useful tool for control programs and in situations where laboratory support and skilled personnel are limited.
Dietary essential fatty acid supplementation in sow during lactation affects further reproductive performance.
Betaine supplementation at 0.63% and 1.26% tended to increase sperm concentration in the ejaculates by 6% and 13%, respectively.
Oedema disease prevention has traditionally been accomplished through the administration of antibiotics or manipulation of gut microbiota through diet. However, in recent years, many vaccines have been developed to prevent clinical manifestation of the disease.
- 26Oct Kelly Coulson Joins Merck Animal Health’s Food Animal Marketing Team
- 26Oct Ingelvac CircoFLEX®: two billion pigs protected against PCV2
- 25Oct PowerBox: first off-grid power supply for livestock farmers
- 21Oct Three projects win 2016 European PRRS research award
- 21Oct VIV China moves to Nanjing in 2018