The immune, endocrine and central nervous systems communicate through anatomical and hormonal-neuropeptides pathways.
Most infections with occupational diseases occur at slaughter, when humans handle potentially infected meat or body fluids. We’ll introduce two major ones here: erysipelas and S. suis infection.
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.
Total born, use of toxin binder, farrowing assistance and health status show an association with sow mortality due to uterine prolapses.
Joan Aparicio and Lluís Ferrer share their experience on how to prepare the replacement animals with Joan Wennberg.
The skin is the first defensive line, as is the largest organ of the body.
Enric Marco comments on the practical implications of a recent research article about PEDv excretion in semen.
Intestinal integrity is just as relevant as vaccination protocols in inducing adequate immunity to environmental challenges.