Establishing Day 0 is a crucial step in disease control and elimination programs and should be carefully performed by swine health professionals.
This article discuss about the protection of the placenta, the colostrum, the immunity conferred by milk and the congenital acquired immunity of the piglet.
Montse Torremorell speaks about different alternatives that are being explored to obtain live animal samples at a reasonable cost.
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.