Some of the take-home messages of this article are: M. hyo transmits slowly within exposed populations, but pigs can shed for long periods of time.
Enric Marco comments on the practical implications of a recent research article about PEDv excretion in semen.
Modern startup farms may have less pressure of respiratory diseases infection in winter as they usually have good ventilation design. However, the clinical case described here is an App outbreak in a startup farm with modernized ventilation design.
The average piglet birth weight from the 3 groups of vaccinated sows was statistically higher than that from the unvaccinated sows.
Marius Oprea07-Mar-2018in my opinion, sow blanket vaccination against PCV2 will have a big impact in pigs vaccination against PCV2. Some farmers are happy that are vaccinating all the sows at once, but they forget about piglets that are born from those sows. Depending on status of sows at vaccination time (lactation or various age of gestation) piglets will have different levels of MDA and it is mandatory to make ELISA checking before vaccination
Gilt acclimation was performed in 78% surveyed European farms; vaccination, alone or combined with natural exposure to infected animals, was the main used strategy.