Senecavirus A (SVA) has been suggested as a causative agent of idiopathic vesicular disease in pigs. Additionally, a neonatal losses syndrome, affecting piglets of 0-7 days of age, associated with SVA has recently been reported.
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Photo of the week 09-Oct-2015
Our data indicated that H3N8 IAV from wild aquatic birds have the potential to cross the species barrier and establish successful infections in pigs that might spread unnoticed using HAI as diagnostic tool.
Question of the week 07-Oct-2015
By moving beads stringed in a wire we will record the amount of feed consumed.
We think that in October the price will still fall in Spain. A correction for the alignment with our neighbours is prevailing.
What is Seneca Valley Virus (SVV)? This virus's symptoms closely reflect those of foot-and-mouth disease, without the harmful effects. Daryl Timmerman discusses why it's important to monitor and properly diagnose this virus along with recent market reports.
Question of the week 30-Sep-2015
We present the first results obtained by cross-matching data from different sources: production / reproduction data with data from feeding machines.
Photo of the week 25-Sep-2015
The use of low energy and high fiber diets reduces the degree of saturation in the fatty acid profile of pork fat.
Bearing welfare in mind, which should be the size of the group of animals housed in a pen?
In conclusion, premature births increase the number of intra-partum deaths and result in lower birthweights, the presence of apnoea, and severe metabolic alterations in piglets.
Photo of the week 18-Sep-2015
Diet deprivation and subsequent over-allowance during gestation does not impair postnatal piglet growth.
In conclusion, combined vaccination against both Mhp and PRRSV efficiently pooled the efficacy of each single PRRSV and Mhp vaccination and could be an interesting tool to control PRDC in European swine production.
Sow dietary supplementation with aniseed extract during late gestation and lactation improves milk yield and litter performance.
A series of unsuccessful measures are taken until the problem is finally solved.
Under Belgian and Dutch field conditions, piglets may be infected with M. hyo very early in life, with prevalence increasing further during the post-weaning period.
Photo of the week 02-Oct-2015
The results from this herd indicated that PCV2 vaccination may reduce the PCV2 infection level even during an acute outbreak of PRRS, but the results also showed that PCV2 vaccination does not eradicate the virus from the herd. Further studies are needed to draw general conclusions on this matter.
If we back away from the specifics of E. coli and consider the big picture of infectious disease we can gain some broader insights on control methods.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
In summary, this report demonstrates that decontamination protocols similar to those used here can lead to successful elimination of contaminating MRSA and ESBL-E in pigs and the stable environment. Nevertheless, decontamination protocols do not prevent the acquisition of new MRSA strains.
Foaming in swine manure is not a recent issue. The unusual aspect of foaming manure today is the significant increase in foaming events.
Overall, our findings indicate that at least 12 genetically distinct HA lineages circulate in Latin American swine herds, only two of which have been found in North American swine herds.
Question of the week 23-Sep-2015
Having a correct lighting is basic for the productivity of the sow and the farm workers, and it can be increased considerably with solutions apart from artificial lighting.
Pictures from the 2015 edition of SPACE that has been held in Rennes, France, from September 15-18, 2015.
US pork industry is enjoying the lowest feed costs in quite some time. A significant number of new hogs to be raised in the U.S. is expected. Will the production arrive ahead of the new slaughter capacity?
Dr. Brad Jones, a veterinarian with the University of Nebraska and Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center takes viewers on a virtual tour of a livestock production facility to show the decision-making process regarding antibiotic use in cattle and pigs.
- 13-Oct-2015 Solutions to produce food without antibiotics, pesticides and chemicals were launched at Olmix's Breizh Algae Tour (BAT) 2015
- 09-Oct-2015 National Pork Board Announces First America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award Winner
- 09-Oct-2015 Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health announces winners of the 2015 European PRRS Research Award
- 07-Oct-2015 Free Ranging Discussions at 2015 WAPPA AGM & Industry Day
- 06-Oct-2015 Olmix opens 'Breizh Algae School'