A newly produced PCR-based test can help assigning all known App serotypes, which can be used to select the most appropriate vaccine.
Why is there no effective commercial vaccine against Streptococcus suis?
Depending on the virulence of the strain and the route of exposure, the disease may have four different presentations and early detection can be a challenge due to the lack of specific clinical signs.
The European regulations state that before docking tails other measures that prevent tail-biting must be implemented, and therefore a thorough risk analysis must be carried out on each farm.
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.
Traditional gilt exposure to seeder animals is being substituted by intratracheal inoculation and aerosol exposure.
Three videos that illustrate how to make an appropriate transition between several key clean and dirty zones.
How can we promote a healthier microbiota, favorable for the pig and for its productivity? And, when is the best time to get it?