An evening webinar with AHDB Pork and Nigel Woolfenden (Bishopton Veterinary Group).
The batch and the interaction between treatment and batch had highly significant influences on tail losses at the end of rearing.
Why has antimicrobial resistance become more important over the last few years? Which is the responsibility of animal production? Is it possible to transfer antimicrobial resistance from animals to humans and vice versa? Can meat contain resistance even without having antimicrobial residues?
A system to check your all-in-all-out management and the consecuences of violating internal biosecurity practices.
Photo of the week 23-Jun-2017
Vitamin D deficiency in growing pigs can be cheaply overcome by moderate sunlight exposure.
Export markets can keep profits flowing even if the industry nudges production into record territory.
Photo of the week 16-Jun-2017
Encapsulated organic acid supplementation may improve performance due to an improvement of intestinal health and immunity after weaning.
This article reviews major immune cells: Neutrophils, macrophages, natural killer, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, mast cells...
The greatest frequencies of resistance were observed to tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole and streptomycin with the highest levels of resistance observed in isolates from first-stage weaned pigs.
Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) around the World – What’s new regarding Global cross‐protection against PRRS - Dr. PH Rathkjen, Boehringer Ingelheim, from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, December 3‐4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
This study showed that the novel variant PRRSV was HP-PRRSV, and it is therefore critical to monitor PRRSV evolution in China and develop a method for controlling PRRS.
Question of the week 07-Jun-2017
Alfalfa silage may be used as suitable AA and protein source for growing pigs for organic pig production, although its methionine content could also be interesting as alternative feed ingredient for conventional pigs.
A study was performed including 69 PRRS-positive sow herds with the aim of comparing the use of PRRSV MLV and quarantine facilities with the PRRSV status of replacement gilts at first insemination.
Epidemiological investigations were conducted on a case series of six Senecavirus A (SVA)-affected breeding herds in the United States. Multiple potential routes of introduction were identified.
Very probably, the Spanish price will remain above €1.40/kg liveweight until late July, supported by the weakness of the supply and helped by the weather.
These findings demonstrate that diagnosis of M. hyosynoviae-associated arthritis can be influenced by the clinical isolate, and provides a study platform to investigate the colonization and virulence potential of field isolates.
Question of the week 21-Jun-2017
The owner contacted us because he has seen a reduction in performance in recent months, although no decline has been identified in any particular parameter. He says that, overall, “the sows are doing worse".
Tool that allows you to calculate the replacement rate in your farm.
The reduction in infectious agents in the air by the EPI technology could potentially decrease the microbial exposure for pigs.
Reducing the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals may be achieved through more widespread use of RLP. Regional intravenous limb perfusion of an antimicrobial to treat lameness is feasible in swine.
Question of the week 14-Jun-2017
The study described here was designed to determine if the body tissue mobilization during lactation imposed by feed restriction could affect litter size and sow performance in the subsequent lactation.
Photo of the week 09-Jun-2017
Sow metabolism during lactation is affected by arginine supplementation promoting litter weigh improvement.
Does the land altitude, slope or coverage matter?
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