A group of swine professionals will describe their field experience and perspective gained while fighting against African Swine Fever.
Key considerations for the design of biosecure and practical pig loading chutes that will minimize disease transmission during the animal movement process.
We highlight different options for segregation of clean/dirty zones at the personnel entrance into the farm. This is where biosecurity starts. Keeping it simple and easy to follow increases the likelihood of an effective protocol.
Three videos that illustrate how to make an appropriate transition between several key clean and dirty zones.
Let's clarify what are the clean and dirty zones and its boundaries. A series of articles will discuss how to apply segregation principles to farm zones for the prevention of pathogen entry.
Time flies and wild boar breed at a faster rate than our ability to control them.
The overgrowth of horn of the claw leading to slipper feet, cracking or separation, and secondary septic laminitis has a multifactorial origin.
Pig reproduction and summer are not good friends, Heat comes, daylight hours drop, fertility decreases and the vets come across more reproductive pathology than during the rest of the year. Why doing always the same does not always yield the same result?
Producing well with a low antimicrobial usage: Is it possible in high pig-density areas? And, what is the role of the age at weaning?
The farmer contacted the veterinary surgeon concerning an increase of respiratory distress and mortality in the finishing pigs during the previous 3 days.
Fernando Rodríguez, the director of CReSA, explains at what stage is the development of the vaccine against ASF.
This clinical case describes how, after discovering large numbers of dead and dying pigs in the sheds over a 4-day period, an expert team of veterinarians diagnosed African Swine Fever.
Enric Marco comments on the practical implications of a recent article investigating the transmission of ASF through ingestion of flies.
A farrow-to-finish farm went from 10% to 50% of returns to oestrus, and almost 90% of them were regular.
The average mortality increased by 2.5% due to the animals that presented with myelitis and ascending infections along the spine. Find out how the problem could be solved without returning to tail docking.
Establishing Day 0 is a crucial step in disease control and elimination programs and should be carefully performed by swine health professionals.
There is an increase of respiratory distress and loss of body condition with an increase of mortality in the weaning and growing pigs…
Changes on the source of replacement animals are always difficult decisions. Monitoring through testing before the introduction of the new animals into the farm is not sufficient.
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.