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  1. Content type: Case Report

    A dedicated program to monitor for freedom of several economically important diseases is present within most of the breeding companies that currently deliver high health breeding animals to their customers. Se...

    Authors: Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Eveline Willems, Jiří Malášek, Olivier Thas and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:12

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  2. Content type: Research

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is widespread in commercial pig farms worldwide, and has a significant cost to the swine industry. Herd owners need a vaccine that will confer long-l...

    Authors: Jeremy Kroll, Mike Piontkowski, Poul H. Rathkjen, Francois-Xavier Orveillon, Christian Kraft and Oliver G. Duran

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:11

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  3. Content type: Research

    Despite years of effort, the proportion of serologically Salmonella-conspicuous pig farms has not been significantly reduced. Incoming piglets are considered to be a significant source of Salmonella for feeder-to...

    Authors: Anton Schulte zu Sundern, Carolin Holling, Karl Rohn, Josef Schulte-Wülwer, Ansgar Deermann and Christian Visscher

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:9

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  4. Content type: Research

    There has been a strong implication of both the French swine industry and the national authorities on reducing the use of antimicrobials in swine production since 2010. The annual monitoring of antimicrobial s...

    Authors: Anne Hémonic, Claire Chauvin, Didier Delzescaux, Fabien Verliat and Isabelle Corrégé

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:8

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  5. Content type: Research

    Neonatal diarrhoea represents a major disease problem in the early stages of animal production, increasing significantly pre-weaning mortality and piglets weaned below the target weight. Enteric diseases in ne...

    Authors: Susana Mesonero-Escuredo, Katrin Strutzberg-Minder, Carlos Casanovas and Joaquim Segalés

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:5

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  6. Content type: Research

    As no current data are available on the prevalence of leptospiral infection in swine in Germany, we analysed laboratory data from diagnostic examinations carried out on samples from swine all over Germany from...

    Authors: Katrin Strutzberg-Minder, Astrid Tschentscher, Martin Beyerbach, Matthias Homuth and Lothar Kreienbrock

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:10

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  7. Content type: Research

    Growing and finishing performances of pigs strongly influence farm efficiency and profitability. The performances of the pigs rely on the herd health status and also on several non-infectious factors. Many rec...

    Authors: C. Fablet, N. Rose, B. Grasland, N. Robert, E. Lewandowski and M. Gosselin

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    Infection with respiratory pathogens can influence production as well as animal welfare. There is an economical and ethical need to treat pigs that suffer from respiratory diseases. Our aim was the evaluation ...

    Authors: Outi Hälli, Minna Haimi-Hakala, Tapio Laurila, Claudio Oliviero, Elina Viitasaari, Toomas Orro, Olli Peltoniemi, Mika Scheinin, Saija Sirén, Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) diagnostics in live pigs often involves pooled serum and/or oral fluid samples for group-level determination of viral load by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (...

    Authors: Gitte Blach Nielsen, Jens Peter Nielsen, John Haugegaard, Sanne Christiansen Leth, Lars E. Larsen, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Ken Steen Pedersen, Helle Stege, Charlotte K. Hjulsager and Hans Houe

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:2

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  10. Content type: Research

    A controlled randomized trial was performed on a well-managed conventional French 180-sow farm. The trial compared the growth performances of piglets vaccinated at weaning (single shot) either with a commercia...

    Authors: Didier Duivon, Isabelle Corrégé, Anne Hémonic, Martial Rigaut, David Roudaut and Rika Jolie

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:4

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  11. Content type: Research

    The process of cleaning and disinfection of animal transport vehicles after unloading animals at the abattoir is a critical control point regarding proper hygiene. It is an important step regarding the biosecu...

    Authors: Luisa Weber and Diana Meemken

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:1

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  12. Content type: Short communication

    Ear necrosis is a syndrome affecting pigs shortly after weaning and is regarded as an animal welfare issue. The etiology is unknown but Treponema spp., predominantly Treponema pedis, are commonly detected in the ...

    Authors: Frida Karlsson, Anna Rosander, Claes Fellström and Annette Backhans

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:26

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  13. Content type: Case Report

    Haemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS) is a sporadically occurring disorder in fattening pigs, characterized by sudden death in combination with severe abdominal distension and intense red colouration of the intest...

    Authors: Alexander Grahofer, Corinne Gurtner and Heiko Nathues

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:27

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  14. Content type: Research

    Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is an enteric disease of swine that has emerged as a worldwide threat to swine herd health and production. Substantial research has been conducted to assess viability of ...

    Authors: Sarah Vitosh-Sillman, John Dustin Loy, Bruce Brodersen, Clayton Kelling, Kent Eskridge and Amy Millmier Schmidt

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:22

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  15. Content type: Short communication

    Respiratory diseases impair the health and welfare of growing pigs and impacts farmers’ gains worldwide. Their control through a preventative medical approach has to be tailored according to the pathogens iden...

    Authors: Luuk Kaalberg, Victor Geurts and Rika Jolie

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:23

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  16. Content type: Case Report

    Since 1999, scientists have published evidence of transplacental infection by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and reproductive failure in pigs. Affected herds have frequently been start-up herds, either naïve...

    Authors: M. Oropeza-Moe, A. J. Oropeza Delgado and Tore Framstad

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:25

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  17. Content type: Research

    Drugs for the treatment of groups of pigs receiving liquid feed are frequently mixed into the feed and administered via the pipelines of the feeding installations. In-feed antimicrobials may select antimicrobi...

    Authors: Oliver Heller, Roger Stephan, Sophie Thanner, Michael Hässig, Giuseppe Bee, Andreas Gutzwiller and Xaver Sidler

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:20

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  18. Content type: Research

    Infection with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) causes vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration in young pigs. The virus made its first appearance in the U.S. in 2013, where it caused substantial neonatal mor...

    Authors: Michaela P. Trudeau, Harsha Verma, Pedro E. Urriola, Fernando Sampedro, Gerald C. Shurson and Sagar M. Goyal

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:17

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  19. Content type: Research

    Surgical castration is still practiced in many EU countries to avoid undesirable aggressive behavior and boar taint in male pigs. However, evidence shows that castration is painful and has a detrimental influe...

    Authors: Joaquin Morales, Andre Dereu, Alberto Manso, Laura de Frutos, Carlos Piñeiro, Edgar G. Manzanilla and Niels Wuyts

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:18

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  20. Content type: Research

    The objective of our study was to clinically and etiologically investigate acute outbreaks of respiratory disease in Finland. Our study also aimed to evaluate the clinical use of various methods in diagnosing ...

    Authors: Minna Haimi-Hakala, Outi Hälli, Tapio Laurila, Mirja Raunio-Saarnisto, Tiina Nokireki, Taina Laine, Suvi Nykäsenoja, Kirsti Pelkola, Joaquim Segales, Marina Sibila, Claudio Oliviero, Olli Peltoniemi, Sinikka Pelkonen and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:19

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  21. Content type: Short communication

    Gilts are considered to play a key role in Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) transmission and control. An effective gilt acclimation program should ideally reduce M. hyopneumoniae shedding at first farr...

    Authors: Laura Garza-Moreno, Joaquim Segalés, Maria Pieters, Anna Romagosa and Marina Sibila

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:21

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  22. Content type: Review

    Artificial insemination (AI) is the preferred method for reproduction in the majority of the intensive pig production systems Worldwide. To this end, fresh extended ready-to-use semen doses are either purchase...

    Authors: Alfonso Lopez Rodriguez, Ann Van Soom, Ioannis Arsenakis and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:15

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