The authors share their strategies in the face of tail biting outbreaks as well as on-going preventative measures.
What is the "gut health" concept that everyone talks about? Why is it important?
What is the preferred exposure method?, and the best status of the incoming gilts?, should they be raised on-farm or purchased?, … Veterinary practitioners from Germany, North America, China, and Spain share their opinions.
In recent years, pig production has been subject to several changes that have forced farmers to adapt. Some of these changes have a direct impact on the nursery.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, serum virus neutralization test, haemoagglutination test, and immunoperoxidase monolayer assay are explained.
The authors share their experience on tail biting risk factors identification as well as the production of non-docked pigs.
Feeding, biosecurity and concomitant diseases as factors involved in the perpetuation of Salmonella in the farm.
Nowadays several laboratory techniques allow to evaluate the cellular immune response.