The results of the present study indicate that vaccination of pigs against erysipelas in the presence of antibiotics may result in a decrease or enhancement in the production of specific antibodies.
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Revisiting EFSA@EXPO: emerging issues in animal and plant health. Jan Slingenbergh, an independent adviser, began by saying that livestock pathogens are a new phenomenon – about 12,000 years old.
Question of the week 20-Jul-2016
Have you ever cleaned a lorry for the transportation of animals? It is not easy. Therefore, we always have to consider them dirty and we will use loading bays on the outside of the farm.
Photo of the week 15-Jul-2016
There were greater steroid concentrations in arterial vessels during December in comparison to June.
The article provides an alternative to the current vaccination programs that could be the solution for farms with early onset oedema disease. However, this alternative —consisting of vaccinating the dams at the end of gestation to achieve post-weaning piglets immunization—, also raises questions...
Piglet pre-weaning mortality (PWM) is one of the major reproductive components that affects herd productivity in the swine industry.
A new replacement for petroleum is coming from an unlikely source -- pig manure! It turns out that pig waste is particularly rich in oils that are very similar to petroleum. And while these oils are too low grade to produce gasoline, they may still work where the rubber meets the road.
The Brix refractometer provides a simple, fast and inexpensive estimation of colostrum IgG in sows.
Question of the week 06-Jul-2016
Genetic selection provides a powerful tool to improve and maintain gut health in industrial pig production, and may in the future become a more sustainable alternative to the currently massive need for antibiotics.
The results of this study show that low BiW (<1 kg) negatively influences the production of piglets and longevity of female swine.
Photo of the week 01-Jul-2016
Since the introduction of PCV2 vaccines in 2006, viral presence and viral loads have greatly decreased, and a genotypic shift dominated by PCV2b has occurred.
Photo of the week 22-Jul-2016
Piglet performance at weaning may be affected by the inclusion of vegetal oils susceptible to peroxidation.
This study indicates that cross fostering was associated with lower risk for preweaning mortality.
The number of sows that suffer some kind of leg injury is much higher than is apparent, and even more so in second farrowings.
The study demonstrated that naive cattle, goats and pigs, in addition to antibody positive sheep, can be infected by HoBi-like virus via persistently infected calf and potentially transmit the virus.
Crude glycerine fed in heavy pig diets does not affect carcass and meat quality.
Question of the week 13-Jul-2016
Energy intake based on body condition differs greatly from the energy adult sows require. Moreover, the NRC clearly overestimates the sows' maintenance requirements.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
Photo of the week 08-Jul-2016
Sow feed intake is limited at high temperature in ad libitum fed sows during lactation but, betaine supplemented sows may show higher feed intake during this period .
Needle-free injection technology improves the dispersion of vaccines throughout the tissue.
In this new pig333's section, several international experts write articles on pig reproduction.
The exports to Asia have drained the stocks and have made all the European prices grow.
Question of the week 29-Jun-2016
- 21Jul CZ Veterinaria and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announce cooperation to bring innovative sow vaccine Entericolix® to the European market
- 14Jul Smithfield Foods Announces New Ingredient Glossary, Releases Food Safety & Quality Section of Sustainability Report
- 14Jul Copa and Cogeca outline main sticking points in the transatlantic trade talks #TTIP
- 5Jul HIPRA presents its “SMART VACCINATION CONCEPT” at IPVS/ESPHM 2016
- 5Jul Pork CRC Working To Drive Down Greenhouse Gas Emissions