The rate and sequence of mucosal immune maturity from birth to an ‘adult-type’ pig is an important determinant of subsequent performance, health and survival, and hence impacts on the efficiency and profitability of pork production.
What the experts say
Senecavirus A (SVA) has been suggested as a causative agent of idiopathic vesicular disease in pigs. Additionally, a neonatal losses syndrome, affecting piglets of 0-7 days of age, associated with SVA has recently been reported.
Foaming in swine manure is not a recent issue. The unusual aspect of foaming manure today is the significant increase in foaming events.
Pig farming in Ukraine is developing lively. The market deficit lowers the entry barriers that are almost absent.
Understanding potential causes of lameness can help reduce the levels of lameness in the breeding herd and thus improve farm productivity and sow welfare.