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26-May-2016 (2 days ago)

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Have you ever had doubts when reading an article in pig333? Sometimes, the terminology used in the articles might be difficult to understand, so we've added a glossary of pig sector terminology where you will find a brief definition of the more technical terms, together with their translation into Spanish.

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The challenge of Porcine Circovirus type 2 (PCV2) intra-specific taxonomic classification

Three months pigs with PCV2-SD. Note the marked spine, indicative of growth retardation, and body pallor

All available vaccines in the European and North-American market are based on PCV2a genotype, while the most prevalent ones are PCV2b and PCV2d ones. Although significant level of cross-protection among these three genotypes has been demonstrated, it would be interesting to assess if vaccine efficiency would be equivalent in front of all these different genotypes.

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Gilt replacement simulator

Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.

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Expected increase in European prices

16-May-2016 (12 days ago)
Finally, the European prices are starting to show an upward trend. Since the second-to-last week of April, the German price has risen by €0.14/kg carcass, dragging the main European producers (Spain: +€0.11/kg liveweight; France +€0.07/kg carcass; Denmark: +DKK0.5/kg carcass; The Netherlands +€0.02/kg liveweight…)
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