The antibody response and pattern of shedding of vaccine virus following vaccination with modified live genotype I or II porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) vaccines (MLVs) were investigated.
Question of the week 18-Jan-2017
Post-cervical (pC) artificial insemination (AI) has been successfully developed for application in multiparous sows, although it has proved problematic in gilts. This study analyzes the use of pC-AI in gilts by two experiments.
Dietary phytogenic feed additive supplementation may reduce greenhouse gas emission in growing pigs without affecting performance.
The data present bronchial scraping as an equally effective or even better alternative to bronchoalveolar lavage fluid for detecting main porcine respiratory disease complex agents.
Question of the week 11-Jan-2017
Immune response-related interactions between T. suis and O. dentatum were detected in co-infected pigs. These interactions reflect an antagonistic effect exerted by T. suis on O. dentatum populations.
The ABC’s of Gilt Entry: Acclimation, Biosecurity and Convalescence - Dr. Wesley Lyons, Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, from the 2016 Power Of The Past, Force Of The Future Customer Appreciation event, August 16, 2016, hosted by Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, Jasper Country Fairgrounds, IN, USA.
The results confirm that a full removal capacity for doxycycline cannot be reached through the long-term storage of farm fertilizers.
Question of the week 04-Jan-2017
The results of this study suggest that metagenomic sequencing is a powerful tool for virus detection and characterization.
The spatial distribution of large-scale pig farms corresponds with that of commercial pig breeds, and spatial analysis indicated that these were concentrated in lowland urban or peri-urban areas, close to means of transportation.
The prevalence of Mycoplasmal pneumonia and pericarditis lesions was significantly higher in pigs weaned at lower weights compared to their heavier cohorts, despite the provision of a superior production system for the lower weight group.
This study provides descriptive information on the practice of piglet castration across 24 European countries.
Based on the results of this study, the pre-slaughter feed withdrawal before slaughter affects behaviour and meat quality in pigs.
This case study describes an outbreak in a commercial unit which proved difficult to stop without vaccine. Since 2014 an increasing number of cases of this disease have been reported in Europe though it remains unclear why it has reappeared.
Photo of the week 13-Jan-2017
2017 is setting up to be a very surprising and interesting time in the global pork industry. Everywhere around the globe where pork production is at a comparative advantage, expansion is taking place. In the US, President-elect Trump brings a completely new model of leadership…
Photo of the week 06-Jan-2017
Sow and litter performance in primiparous sows is directly affected by energy intake during gestation.
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
To diagnose E. coli scours we must rule out all other causative agents of early nursery scours, including TGE, PEDv, PDCoV, Rotavirus, and Salmonellosis, and get a positive E. coli culture from piglet rectal swabs.
Photo of the week 29-Dec-2016
In 2016 the slaughterings will have been 16% higher that in 2014. Production has grown, and this growth has not been penalised yet.
Question of the week 28-Dec-2016
Mr. Antonio Tavares, president of the COPA-COGECA, tells us about the current challenges for the European pig sector: the European Commission wants to ban tail docking within 3 years, but nevertheless, it does not plan legislative changes regarding castration.
Photo of the week 23-Dec-2016
By Dr. Megan Niederwerder, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University, from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, December 3‐4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- 13Jan Prevtec Microbia Receives European Marketing Authorization for Coliprotec® F4/F18 E. coli bivalent live vaccine
- 12Jan IDT Biologika Establishes Animal Health Americas Business Unit
- 12Jan Dumoulin focusses on taint-free pork
- 11Jan Fostera® PCV MH Now Offers Increased Duration of Immunity
- 10Jan Choice Genetics and RA-SE Genetics Announce An Agreement To Cooperate