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  1. Although lots of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and genes present roles in litter size of some breeds, the information might not make it clear for the huge diversity of reproductive capability in pig breeds. T...

    Authors: Xueqin Ran, Fengbin Hu, Ning Mao, Yiqi Ruan, Fanli Yi, Xi Niu, Shihui Huang, Sheng Li, Longjiang You, Fuping Zhang, Liangting Tang, Jiafu Wang and Jianfeng Liu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:52

    Content type: Research

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  2. In slaughterhouse, veterinarians responsible for meat inspection are often confronted with abnormalities in carcasses, not only in pigs but in all livestock species. In 2017, a veterinarian responsible for mea...

    Authors: Lukas Schwarz, Carolin Schöner, Rene Brunthaler, Herbert Weissenböck, Tanja Bernreiter-Hofer, Barbara Wallner and Andrea Ladinig

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:51

    Content type: Research

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  3. Increasing preweaning piglet mortality is a concern for veterinarians and producers in relation to sow performance and piglet welfare. Our objectives were (1) to characterize pre-weaning piglet mortality risk ...

    Authors: Yuzo Koketsu, Ryosuke Iida and Carlos Piñeiro

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:50

    Content type: Research

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  4. Horizontal transmission of Mycoplasma suis via parenteral exposure during standard practices or through bites during fightings have been identified as key epidemiological routes. However, as knowledge gaps on oth...

    Authors: Julia Ade, Mathias Ritzmann, Christopher Wöstmann, Matthias Eddicks, Sven Reese, Katharina Hoelzle, Ludwig E. Hoelzle and Julia Stadler

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:49

    Content type: Research

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  5. Fecal calprotectin is largely applied as a non-invasive intestinal inflammation biomarker in human medicine. Previous studies in pigs investigated the levels of fecal calprotectin in healthy animals only. Thus...

    Authors: Jéssica A. Barbosa, Lucas A. Rodrigues, Daniel A. Columbus, Juan C. P. Aguirre, John C. S. Harding, Vinícius S. Cantarelli and Matheus de O. Costa

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:48

    Content type: Research

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  6. Changes in haematological values occur during the reproductive cycle. In veterinary swine practice, haematological reference intervals for this period are scarce. Over past decades, there has been a remarkable...

    Authors: Gwenaël Boulbria, Charlotte Teixeira Costa, Valérie Normand, Véronique Bachy, Daphné Rochel, Mathieu Brissonnier, Pauline Berton, Franck Bouchet and Arnaud Lebret

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:47

    Content type: Case study

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  7. Pain and fever in the periparturient period can lead to prolonged farrowing and can slow down the recovery of the sow, which will have an effect on the vitality and survival of the piglets. This study investig...

    Authors: Wikke Kuller, Steven Sietsma, Susan Hendriksen and Daniel Sperling

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:46

    Content type: Research

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  8. The use of processed secondary data for health monitoring of fattening pigs has been established in various areas, such as the use of antibiotics or in the context of meat inspection. Standardized scores were ...

    Authors: Julia Grosse-Kleimann, Birte Wegner, Ines Spiekermeier, Elisabeth grosse Beilage, Nicole Kemper, Hendrik Nienhoff, Heiko Plate, Henning Meyer, Hubert Gerhardy and Lothar Kreienbrock

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:45

    Content type: Research

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  9. The parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is recognized as one of the major foodborne pathogens with a high human disease burden. To control T. gondii infections in pigs, European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) advis...

    Authors: Dorien M. Eppink, Henk J. Wisselink, Inge M. Krijger, Joke W.B. van der Giessen, Manon Swanenburg, Coen P.A. van Wagenberg, Marcel A.P.M. van Asseldonk and Martijn Bouwknegt

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:44

    Content type: Research

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  10. Salmonella Typhimurium is an important zoonotic pathogen in pigs, that can cause clinical disease. Many sow herds and finishing herds are infected with Salmonella, and therefore pose a threat for the contaminatio...

    Authors: Peter van der Wolf, Maaike Meijerink, Emile Libbrecht, Gerrit Tacken, Emile Gijsen, Kathrin Lillie-Jaschniski and Verena Schüller

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:43

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Direct detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae through molecular tools is a growing trend for early diagnosis, highlighting the importance of knowing M. hyopneumoniae dynamics in the respiratory tract upon infectio...

    Authors: Henrique M. S. Almeida, Marina L. Mechler-Dreibi, Karina Sonálio, Marcela M. Ferreira, Paulo E. B. Martinelli, Igor R. H. Gatto, Dominiek Maes, Hélio J. Montassier and Luís G. Oliveira

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:42

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  12. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Porcine circovirus type 2 are two economically important pathogens affecting growing pigs. Control and prevention of both diseases can be accomplished by vaccination, together with bi...

    Authors: Gwenaël Boulbria, Sophie Brilland, Charlotte Teixeira-Costa, Mathieu Brissonnier, Mathieu Charles, Nathalie Capdevielle, Valérie Normand, Franck Bouchet, Pauline Berton, Roman Krejci and Arnaud Lebret

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:41

    Content type: Case study

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  13. The Norwegian LA-MRSA surveillance and control strategy in pig farms has been largely successful in preventing the establishment of MRSA in the pig population by identifying positive pig herds and eradicating ...

    Authors: O. M. Karlsen, K. D. Sandbu and C. A. Grøntvedt

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:40

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Improving feed efficiency is economically and environmentally beneficial in the pig industry. A deeper understanding of feed efficiency is essential on many levels for its highly complex nature. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Jie Wu, Yong Ye, Jianping Quan, Rongrong Ding, Xingwang Wang, Zhanwei Zhuang, Shenping Zhou, Qian Geng, Cineng Xu, Linjun Hong, Zheng Xu, Enqin Zheng, Gengyuan Cai, Zhenfang Wu and Jie Yang

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:39

    Content type: Research

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  15. The lochia is the physiological uterine discharge post-partum, whereas abnormal fluids are often indicators of puerperal disorders in sows, which negatively influence the further reproductive performance. The ...

    Authors: A. Grahofer, T. Mäder and H. Nathues

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:38

    Content type: Research

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  16. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) is the causative agent of enzootic pneumonia in pigs which adversely affects animal health and welfare, in addition to causing considerable economical losses. This paper presents t...

    Authors: Stine Margrethe Gulliksen, Børge Baustad, Tore Framstad, Anne Jørgensen, Audun Skomsøy, Oddbjørn Kjelvik, Mona Gjestvang, Carl Andreas Grøntvedt and Bjørn Lium

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:37

    Content type: Research

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  17. African swine fever (ASF), caused by the ASF virus (ASFV), was first reported in Vietnam in 2019 and spread rapidly thereafter. Better insights into ASFV characteristics and early detection by surveillance cou...

    Authors: Hu Suk Lee, Vuong Nghia Bui, Duy Tung Dao, Ngoc Anh Bui, Thanh Duy Le, Minh Anh Kieu, Quang Huy Nguyen, Long Hoang Tran, Jae-Hee Roh, Kyoung-Min So, Tai-Young Hur and Sang-Ik Oh

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:36

    Content type: Research

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  18. The objective of the present study was to explore the benefits of Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) blanket vaccination in a sow herd on productive parameters, PCV-2 infection and immune status in sows and their proge...

    Authors: Patricia Pleguezuelos, Marina Sibila, Raúl Cuadrado, Rosa López-Jiménez, Diego Pérez, Eva Huerta, Anna M. Llorens, José Ignacio Núñez, Joaquim Segalés and Sergio López-Soria

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:35

    Content type: Research

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  19. The serovar Typhimurium (4, [5],12:i:1,2), is the most frequently isolated serovar in case of salmonellosis in pigs in Europe and its monophasic variant (4, [5],12:i:-) has been increasingly responsible for Salmo...

    Authors: Mario D’Incau, Cristian Salogni, Stefano Giovannini, Jessica Ruggeri, Federico Scali, Matteo Tonni, Nicoletta Formenti, Flavia Guarneri, Paolo Pasquali and Giovanni Loris Alborali

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:34

    Content type: Short communication

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  20. Urinary tract infections (UTI) of sows characterized by cystitis, which may progress to ureteritis and pyelonephritis, can affect their productivity, longevity and welfare. In this study, we determined the pre...

    Authors: Mihaela Cernat, Vassilis Skampardonis, Georgios A. Papadopoulos, Fotios Kroustallas, Sofia Chalvatzi, Evanthia Petridou, Vassilios Psychas, Christina Marouda, Paschalis Fortomaris and Leonidas Leontides

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:33

    Content type: Research

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  21. Processing fluids (PF) and family oral fluids (FOF) are population-based surveillance samples collected from 2- to 5-day-old piglets and due-to-wean piglets, respectively. Although they are described for the s...

    Authors: Marcelo Nunes de Almeida, Cesar A. Corzo, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman and Daniel Correia Lima Linhares

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:31

    Content type: Research

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  22. The present paper reviews the occurrence of neoplasms in swine and presents a case series of 56 tumors submitted to the Slaughterhouse Support Network (Servei de Suport a Escorxadors [SESC] IRTA-CReSA]) from slau...

    Authors: Antonia Morey-Matamalas, Enric Vidal, Jorge Martínez, Jaume Alomar, Antonio Ramis, Alberto Marco, Mariano Domingo and Joaquim Segalés

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:30

    Content type: Research

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  23. Despite their indispensability in human medicine, fluoroquinolones (FQ) are used for the treatment of bacterial infections in farm animals which increases the risk of transferring FQ-resistant bacteria into th...

    Authors: Morena Amsler, Katrin Zurfluh, Sonja Hartnack, Xaver Sidler, Roger Stephan and Dolf Kümmerlen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:29

    Content type: Research

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  24. The duration of birth is an important factor influencing the survival of piglets and the health of sows. A prolonged parturition is usually treated with oxytocin, even though several undesirable side effects a...

    Authors: Alexander Grahofer, Ramona Bill and Heiko Nathues

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:28

    Content type: Research

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  25. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health threat consequence of antimicrobial use (AMU) in human and animal medicine. In food-producing animals factors such as management, husbandry or biosecuri...

    Authors: Oscar Mencía-Ares, Héctor Argüello, Héctor Puente, Manuel Gómez-García, Edgar G. Manzanilla, Avelino Álvarez-Ordóñez, Ana Carvajal and Pedro Rubio

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:27

    Content type: Research

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  26. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae causes a chronic respiratory disease that produces important economic losses due to poor productive performance, increased mortality and costs for several control strategies. The prevalen...

    Authors: FJ Pallarés, JA Añón, IM Rodríguez-Gómez, J Gómez-Laguna, R Fabré, JM Sánchez-Carvajal, I Ruedas-Torres and L Carrasco

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:26

    Content type: Research

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  27. The breeding population is very important in pig herds, for productivity, health and profitability. Replacement of breeding animals can be accomplished by own rearing of breeding gilts or by purchasing them. P...

    Authors: Elise Bernaerdt, Jeroen Dewulf, Robin Verhulst, Caroline Bonckaert and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:25

    Content type: Research

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  28. There is limited information on the distribution of virulence-associated genes (VAGs) in U.S. Streptococcus suis isolates, resulting in little understanding of the pathogenic potential of these isolates. This lac...

    Authors: April A. Estrada, Marcelo Gottschalk, Aaron Rendahl, Stephanie Rossow, Lacey Marshall-Lund, Douglas G. Marthaler and Connie J. Gebhart

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:22

    Content type: Research

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  29. In breeding herds, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) clinically manifests as increased abortions, number of stillbirths, and pre-weaning mortality, and as a direct consequence, results in a ...

    Authors: D Torrents, J Miranda, PC Gauger, A Ramirez and DCL Linhares

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:21

    Content type: Research

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  30. In Germany, animal welfare has become an increasingly important issue. Since 2006, German legislation demands self-monitoring of animal welfare by farmers, but there is a lack of prescribed indicators for gove...

    Authors: Julia Grosse-Kleimann, Heiko Plate, Henning Meyer, Hubert Gerhardy, Corinna Elisabeth Heucke and Lothar Kreienbrock

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:20

    Content type: Research

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  31. The objective of this cross-sectional study was to assess the within-herd prevalence of pars oesophageal ulcers (POU) in high-risk Danish herds using commercial diets. Furthermore, we aimed to estimate the ass...

    Authors: Juan Miguel Peralvo-Vidal, Nicolai Rosager Weber, Jens Peter Nielsen, Matthew Denwood, Svend Haugegaard and Anni Øyan Pedersen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:19

    Content type: Research

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  32. Antibiotic (AB) consumption in production animals has a high awareness among politicians and consumers due to the risk of selection for AB resistance among potentially zoonotic bacteria. However, AB treatment ...

    Authors: J. C. Lynegaard, I. Larsen, C. F. Hansen, J. P. Nielsen and C. Amdi

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:18

    Content type: Research

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  33. Although the tearing of tissues during castration is forbidden in the EU, it is still routinely applied in many countries. The goal of this study was to evaluate vocalizations and movements of male piglets und...

    Authors: Simone M. Schmid, Chiara I. Genter, Céline Heinemann and Julia Steinhoff-Wagner

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:17

    Content type: Research

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  34. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) genotype 3 and 4 is a zoonosis that causes hepatitis in humans. Humans can become infected by consumption of pork or contact with pigs. Pigs are the main reservoir of the virus worldwid...

    Authors: M. Meester, T. J. Tobias, M. Bouwknegt, N. E. Kusters, J. A. Stegeman and W. H. M. van der Poel

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:16

    Content type: Review

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  35. Inflammation and necrosis can appear in pigs in several parts of the body simultaneously. The signs can affect newborns, suckling piglets and older pigs, and recent studies suggest that the syndrome is primari...

    Authors: Josef Kuehling, Kathrin Eisenhofer, Mirjam Lechner, Sabrina Becker, Hermann Willems and Gerald Reiner

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:15

    Content type: Research

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  36. Genotypic variability in M. hyopneumoniae has been reported within and among herds. However, information regarding VNTR types within single lung lobes is lacking. The objective of his study was to analyse M. hyop...

    Authors: Matteo Tonni, M. Beatrice Boniotti, Sara Gasparrini, Flavia Guarneri, Nicoletta Formenti, Maria Pieters, Paolo Pasquali and Giovanni L. Alborali

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:14

    Content type: Research

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  37. Lawsonia intracellularis is causing diarrhea, poor growth and sudden death in pigs. It can be found in most pig populations leading to large economic losses worldwide. Many potential risk factors for the occurren...

    Authors: Mirjam Arnold, Annelies Crienen, Hanny Swam, Stephan v. Berg, Rika Jolie and Heiko Nathues

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:13

    Content type: Research

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  38. Internal parasites are common in pigs worldwide and may induce clinical disease or subclinical infections with negative effects such as poor weight gain and reduced welfare, which in turn affect productivity. ...

    Authors: Emelie Pettersson, Marie Sjölund, Torun Wallgren, Eva Osterman Lind, Johan Höglund and Per Wallgren

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:12

    Content type: Research

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  39. Nutritional strategies for sows designed to reduce peripartum stress are suggested to support postpartum recovery and productivity. Spray-dried plasma (SDP) in sow feed has been reported to benefit sow and lit...

    Authors: Joe Crenshaw, Laura Lafoz del Río, Luis Sanjoaquin, Simon Tibble, Francesc González-Solé, David Solà-Oriol, Carmen Rodriguez, Joy Campbell and Javier Polo

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  40. Managing body weight (BW) variation is a challenge in farrow-to-finish farms implementing all-in/all-out (AIAO) production systems due to the lack of “off-site” facilities to segregate slow growing pigs (SGP)....

    Authors: Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Edgar García Manzanilla, Alessia Diana, Nienke van Staaveren, Alberto Torres-Pitarch, Laura Ann Boyle and Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:10

    Content type: Case study

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  41. Classical swine fever (CSF) is one of the most devastating pig diseases that affect the swine industry worldwide. Besides stamping out policy for eradication, immunization with vaccines of live attenuated CSF ...

    Authors: Jing-Yuan Chen, Chi-Ming Wu, Zeng-Weng Chen, Chih-Ming Liao, Ming-Chung Deng, Min-Yuan Chia, Chienjin Huang and Maw-Sheng Chien

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  42. Enzyme supplementation with a β-mannanase to degrade β-mannan fibers present in the diet has been shown to restore and improve performance in swine. The current study was conducted on a farm which had historic...

    Authors: Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Karl Poulsen and Olivier Thas

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  43. Low space allowance (SA) and mixing may result in reduced growth performance (GP) and animal welfare issues because of adverse social behaviours directed to pen mates. This could be exacerbated in pens with si...

    Authors: Jordi Camp Montoro, Laura Ann Boyle, David Solà-Oriol, Ramon Muns, Josep Gasa and Edgar Garcia Manzanilla

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  44. In the last two decades, in France, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) stabilization protocols have been implemented using mass vaccination with a modified live vaccine (MLV), herd clo...

    Authors: A. Lebret, P. Berton, V. Normand, I. Messager, N. Robert, F. Bouchet, M. Brissonnier and G. Boulbria

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:6

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Piglet pre-weaning mortality (PWM) is one of the biggest problems regarding sow performance and piglet welfare. Recently, PWM has increased in some countries, but it is not known if there are similar increases...

    Authors: Yuzo Koketsu, Ryosuke Iida and Carlos Piñeiro

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  46. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) continues to be a major economic issue for the swine industry worldwide, not only due to acute outbreaks but also endemic infections. PRRS disease se...

    Authors: C. Renken, C. Nathues, H. Swam, K. Fiebig, C. Weiss, M. Eddicks, M. Ritzmann and H. Nathues

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  47. Free-range pig farming represents a minor proportion of pig production in France but is attracting an increasing number of farmers because of societal expectations and the opportunity to use pasture-grazed for...

    Authors: Agnès Waret-Szkuta, Laura Jégou, Marie Noelle Lucas, Nicolas Gaide, Hervé Morvan and Guy-Pierre Martineau

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:2

    Content type: Case report

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