The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a subclinical inflammation on the pubertal development of boars and hence on fat androstenone.
Besides dosing factors, epidemiological factors (such as number of competing strains and bacterial excretion) influenced resistance development and need to be considered further in relation to optimal treatment strategies.
Here we describe a new LAV candidate with unique cross-protective abilities: BA71ΔCD2. Thus, inoculation of BA71ΔCD2 protected pigs not only against the experimental challenge with BA71, the virulent parental strain, but also against heterologous viruses, including Georgia 2007/1, the genotype II strain of ASFV currently circulating in East Europe.
The first outbreaks of SVV infection in Brazil were reported in 2014. However, it was not known whether the virus was circulating in Brazilian pig herds before this year.
An effective gilt acclimation program should ideally reduce M. hyopneumoniae shedding at first farrowing. The aim of this study was to identify current acclimation strategies for M. hyopneumoniae in Europe.
The unexpected frequency of viral exchange between commercial and exhibition swine raises questions about the understudied interface between these populations.
The aim of the present study was to investigate how piglets’ use of a creep area is affected by using radiant heat compared to an incandescent light bulb.