Carcasses showed a good body condition and a pronounced cyanosis in the area of the ventral abdomen and the ventral throat.
Elisabeth grosse Beilage
Is a veterinarian at the University for Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, since 1989; at first in the Clinic for Swine and Small Ruminants and later as a senior scientist at the Field Station for Epidemiology. Area of current research is mainly focused on clinic and epidemiology (risk factor analysis for inter- and intra-herd transmission) of infectious pig diseases (PRRS, Influenza, enzootic pneumonia, PIA) and control/eradication of these infections. Other areas of expertise are: pig herd health management, zoonosis control, vaccination, slaughter checks, gross pathology.
Board member of European College Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) since 2010.
Updated CV 14-May-2013
More than half of the pig population is housed in only one region with a very high pig density and it is very likely that elimination would only be possible with the help of a mandatory national program supported by the EU.
The litter size of the recent and the last farrowing batches was significantly reduced, and the suckling pigs showed an obvious varying weight, condition and viability.