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  1. Spray dried plasma (SDP) is a functional protein source obtained from blood of healthy animals, approved by the veterinary authorities from animals declared to be fit for slaughter for human consumption. Blood...

    Authors: Elena Blázquez, Carmen Rodríguez, Jesús Ródenas, Joaquim Segalés, Joan Pujols and Javier Polo

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:16

    Content type: Review

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  2. Asia is a major pig producer of the world, and at present, African swine fever virus (ASFV) continues to significantly impact the Asian pig industry. Since more than 50% of the world’s pig population is in Asi...

    Authors: Roongtham Kedkovid, Chaitawat Sirisereewan and Roongroje Thanawongnuwech

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:20

    Content type: Review

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  3. African swine fever (ASF), a disease of obligatory declaration to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), has contributed to poverty and underdevelopment of affected areas. The presence of ASF has been...

    Authors: Laia Bosch-Camós, Elisabeth López and Fernando Rodriguez

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:17

    Content type: Review

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  4. Authors: Mathieu Brissonnier, Valérie Normand, Arnaud Lebret, Pierre-Yves Moalic, Anne-Sophie Guyomard, Véronique Bachy, Pauline Berton, Vincent Auvigne, Franck Bouchet and Gwenaël Boulbria

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  5. Fibre sources as feed components with specific physical characteristics like a high swelling capacity (SC), viscosity and water-binding capacity (WBC) have been discussed to affect sow behaviour and to have lo...

    Authors: Miriam Priester, Christian Visscher, Michaela Fels, Karl Rohn and Georg Dusel

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  6. The heightened prevalence of Salmonella Typhimurium remains a public health and food safety concern. Studies have reported antibiotic, flavophospholipol, may have the ability to reduce Salmonella in swine, as wel...

    Authors: Saranya Nair, Abdolvahab Farzan, J. Scott Weese, Zvonimir Poljak and Robert M. Friendship

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  7. Streptococcus (S.) suis is a major porcine pathogen causing high morbidity worldwide. This includes well-managed herds with high hygiene standards. In Europe, no licensed vaccine is available. As practitioners ar...

    Authors: Karoline Rieckmann, Sophia-Mareike Pendzialek, Thomas Vahlenkamp and Christoph G. Baums

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:12

    Content type: Review

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  8. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) and Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) are two of the most significant infectious agents causing economic losses in the weaning to slaughter period. Due to their similar vaccination age,...

    Authors: M. Sibila, G. Guevara, R. Cuadrado, P. Pleguezuelos, D. Pérez, A. Pérez de Rozas, E. Huerta, A. Llorens, O. Valero, M. Pérez, C. López, R. Krejci and J. Segalés

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  9. Norovirus (NoV) has emerged as one of the major causative agents of non-bacterial, food- and water-borne gastroenteritis in humans, with the main genogroup involved in human outbreaks (GII), which has been det...

    Authors: Andrea Laconi, Lara Cavicchio, Luca Tassoni, Giovanni Cunial, Adelaide Milani, Martina Ustulin, Guido Di Martino, Mario Forzan, Mery Campalto, Isabella Monne and Maria Serena Beato

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:9

    Content type: Short communication

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  10. We investigated the prevalence of tail lesions in batches of undocked slaughter pigs in herds just before delivery to an abattoir. At the abattoir, dehaired and scalded carcasses were submitted to routine meat...

    Authors: Hanne Kongsted, Leslie Foldager and Jan Tind Sørensen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:10

    Content type: Short communication

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  11. The frequent usage of antibiotics in livestock has led to the spread of resistant bacteria within animals and their products, with a global warning in public health and veterinarians to monitor such resistance...

    Authors: Laia Aguirre, Anna Vidal, Chiara Seminati, Montse Tello, Noelia Redondo, Laila Darwich and Marga Martín

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  12. Over the last two decades, the pig population in Africa has grown rapidly, reflecting the increased adoption of pig production as an important economic activity. Of all species, pigs are likely to constitute a...

    Authors: P. Oba, B. Wieland, F. N. Mwiine, J. Erume, E. Gertzell, M. Jacobson and M. M. Dione

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:5

    Content type: Review

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  13. The reduction of antimicrobial usage (AMU) is in the focus in modern pig production. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of alternatives to reduce AMU at herd level. In a prospective st...

    Authors: Svenja Raasch, Lucie Collineau, Merel Postma, Annette Backhans, Marie Sjölund, Catherine Belloc, Ulf Emanuelson, Elisabeth grosse Beilage, Katharina Stärk and Jeroen Dewulf

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  14. Mycoplasma suis (M. suis) is an haemotropic Mycoplasma that adheres and invades erythrocytes and is responsible for infectious anaemia of pigs. Infections with M. suis have been reported worldwide. Clinical signs...

    Authors: Valérie Normand, Gwenaël Boulbria, Mathieu Brissonnier, Véronique Bachy, Pierre-Yves Moalic, Pauline Berton, Franck Bouchet and Arnaud Lebret

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:3

    Content type: Short communication

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  15. Our objectives were to characterize sow life and herd-life performance and examine two-way interactions between age at first-mating (AFM) and either herd size or herd productivity groups for the performance of...

    Authors: Yuzo Koketsu, Ryosuke Iida and Carlos Piñeiro

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  16. Reproductive failure in sow herds due to infection with influenza A viruses has been described in the literature, but only a few studies have focused on the pathogenesis and the clinical signs of the infection...

    Authors: Sophie Gumbert, Sebastian Froehlich, Anna Rieger, Julia Stadler, Mathias Ritzmann and Susanne Zoels

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  17. Brachyspira hyodysenteriae is the primary cause of swine dysentery, characterized by bloody to mucoid diarrhea due to mucohaemorhagic colitis in pigs and primarily affects pigs during the grow/finishing stage. Co...

    Authors: Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Liesbeth Allais, Ellen Van Driessche, Robbert van Berkel, Gerwen Lammers and Olivier Thas

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  18. Accurate screening of new alternative antimicrobial compounds is essential for their use to control pathogens in swine production due to the replacement of antibiotics and zinc oxide. Most in vitro studies hav...

    Authors: Manuel Gómez-García, Cinta Sol, Pedro J. G. de Nova, Mónica Puyalto, Luis Mesas, Héctor Puente, Óscar Mencía-Ares, Rubén Miranda, Héctor Argüello, Pedro Rubio and Ana Carvajal

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:32

    Content type: Research

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  19. Lawsonia intracellularis causes large economic losses in the pig industry worldwide. Pigs suffer from reduced daily weight gain, poor feed conversion ratio and increased mortality. The number of affected animals ...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  20. Salmonella is a leading cause of bacterial foodborne-related illness and pork products are a food-associated source. With > 50% of U.S. swine herds testing positive for Salmonella, asymptomatic carrier pigs that ...

    Authors: Briony M. Atkinson, Bradley L. Bearson, Crystal L. Loving, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, Jalusa D. Kich and Shawn M. D. Bearson

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:29

    Content type: Short communication

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  21. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine parvovirus 1 (PPV1) are two common causes of reproductive failure. ReproCyc® ParvoFLEX is a novel subunit vaccine based on the protective...

    Authors: Beatriz Garcia-Morante, Marta Noguera, Christian Kraft and Philip Bridger

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  22. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is an endemic swine disease causing significant productive and economic losses. Knowledge of PRRS epidemiology is crucial to develop control strategies agai...

    Authors: D. Torrents, J. Miranda, R. Pedrazuela, P. C. Gauger, A. Ramirez and D. C. L. Linhares

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  23. Swine dysentery (SD) is an important endemic disease of pigs throughout the world. The most common aetiological agent is the anaerobic intestinal spirochaete Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. The related spirochaete Br...

    Authors: Kittitat Lugsomya, Friederike Zeeh, Tom La, Nyree Phillips and David J. Hampson

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:27

    Content type: Short communication

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  24. A high rate of euthanized and spontaneously dead sows causes production losses and likely indicates underlying welfare problems. Identification of predisposing factors to on-farm deaths requires a thorough und...

    Authors: Eve Ala-Kurikka, Camilla Munsterhjelm, Paula Bergman, Taina Laine, Henna Pekkarinen, Olli Peltoniemi, Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  25. An increase in the occurrence of ergot alkaloid contamination has been observed in Europe in recent years. The typical clinical signs of pig ergot poisoning are impaired growth, agalactia and, sometimes, gangr...

    Authors: Agnès Waret-Szkuta, Laurent Larraillet, Isabelle P. Oswald, Xavier Legrand, Philippe Guerre and Guy-Pierre Martineau

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:24

    Content type: Case report

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  26. The objective of the study was to evaluate the occurrence and severity of Porcine Respiratory Diseases Complex (PRDC) pathogens in the Goiás State, Brazil. Were assessed the serological antibodies occurrency of M...

    Authors: José Vanderlei Burim Galdeano, Thaís Gasparini Baraldi, Maria Eugênia Silveira Ferraz, Henrique Meiroz de Souza Almeida, Marina Lopes Mechler-Dreibi, Willian Marcos Teixeira Costa, Hélio José Montassier, Luis Antonio Mathias and Luís Guilherme de Oliveira

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  27. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between blood-glucose levels in one-day-old-piglets (ODOP), intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and pre-weaning mortality in a commercial piglet-pro...

    Authors: Trude Staarvik, Tore Framstad, Mina Heggelund, Sunniva Brynjulvsrud Fremgaarden and Camilla Kielland

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  28. Nowadays, the most common presentation of PCV-2 is the subclinical infection in piglets after weaning. The success of PCV-2 vaccination is associated with the control of the clinical disease as well as the imp...

    Authors: S. Figueras-Gourgues, L. Fraile, J. Segalés, I. Hernández-Caravaca, R. López-Úbeda, F. A. García-Vázquez, O. Gomez-Duran and B. Grosse-Liesner

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  29. Mulberry Heart Disease (MHD) is a condition affecting mainly young pigs in excellent body condition. Feed efficient pigs showing high average daily gains are more likely to be affected. MHD has been described ...

    Authors: Marianne Oropeza-Moe, Michaela Falk, Marie Vollset, Helene Wisløff, Aksel Bernhoft, Tore Framstad and Brit Salbu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:17

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Clostridium perfringens type C induced necrotizing enteritis (NE) causes high mortality in newborn piglets. Immunization programs employing commercially available vaccines are used to prevent disease. Sows are va...

    Authors: Olivia K. Richard, Alexander Grahofer, Heiko Nathues and Horst Posthaus

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  31. This was an observational study that prospectively followed 29 breeding herds for 65 weeks in the U.S.A. that became infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv). The herds operate...

    Authors: Giovani Trevisan, Eva Jablonski, Jose Angulo, Will A. Lopez and Daniel C. L. Linhares

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  32. Pig performance and risk of disease are associated with production flow. Given the link between health and welfare, it is likely that animal welfare indicators are also associated with production flow. This st...

    Authors: Alessia Diana, Laura Ann Boyle, Edgar García Manzanilla, Finola Catherine Leonard and Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  33. Lameness, low BCS and scar tissue in the skin covering the tuber spina scapulae are known as risk factors for shoulder ulcer in sows. In a two-step study, the predictive ability of pre-farrowing clinical exami...

    Authors: Daniel Meyer, Charlotte Vogel, Lothar Kreienbrock and Elisabeth große Beilage

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:16

    Content type: Research

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  34. Our objectives were 1) to compare reproductive performance across parities and lifetime performance of parity 1 sows in six weaning-to-first-mating interval groups (WMI 0–3, 4, 5, 6, 7–20 and 21 days or more),...

    Authors: Yu Yatabe, Ryosuke Iida, Carlos Piñeiro and Yuzo Koketsu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  35. The conventional farrowing crate is criticised due to the limited mobility of sows during farrowing and lactation. The present study aims to investigate the effects of three different farrowing systems on the ...

    Authors: Sandra Schnier, Lea Middendorf, Heiko Janssen, Carla Brüning, Karl Rohn and Christian Visscher

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  36. To mitigate production impact of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus outbreaks, it has been common to preventively vaccinate swine breeding herds using PRRS modified live virus (MLV) vac...

    Authors: Cesar A. A. Moura, Clayton Johnson, Samuel R. Baker, Derald J. Holtkamp, Chong Wang and Daniel C. L. Linhares

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  37. The main objectives of this observational, cross-sectional study were to characterize piglet producing farms in Finland and to investigate how farm profiles are associated with sow culling and mortality.

    Authors: Paula Bergman, Camilla Munsterhjelm, Anna-Maija Virtala, Olli Peltoniemi, Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  38. In the field, vaccination schedules based on modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines administered twice in gilts and every three to four months in sows are commonly used to immunize breeding herds against porcine repr...

    Authors: Almudena Sánchez-Matamoros, Agustí Camprodon, Jaime Maldonado, Rafael Pedrazuela and Joel Miranda

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  39. Control of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) represents a tremendous challenge. The trend is now toward managing the disease collectively. In Quebec, area and regional control and eliminatio...

    Authors: Marie-Ève Lambert, Pascal Audet, Benjamin Delisle, Julie Arsenault and Sylvie D’Allaire

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  40. Biosecurity is one of the main factors affecting disease occurrence and antimicrobial use, and it is associated with performance in pig production. However, the importance of specific measures could vary depen...

    Authors: Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Josep Gasa, Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Merel Postma, Jeroen Dewulf, Gerard McCutcheon and Edgar Garcia Manzanilla

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  41. In the last decade, the growth of the pig-farming industry has led to an increase in antibiotic use, including several used in human medicine, e.g. (fluoro)quinolones. Data from several studies suggest that th...

    Authors: Patrick Kindle, Katrin Zurfluh, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Sereina von Ah, Xaver Sidler, Roger Stephan and Dolf Kümmerlen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  42. Defining shedding and exposure status for PRRSV is essential in herd stabilisation protocols and weaning-age pigs is a key subpopulation. Oral fluid (OF) sampling is a welfare-friendly and cost saving promisin...

    Authors: Arnaud Lebret, Gwenaël Boulbria, Pauline Berton, Pierre-Yves Moalic, Jean Le Guennec, Franck Bouchet, Vincent Auvigne and Valérie Normand

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  43. Primiparous sows (PP) have higher nutrient requirements, fewer piglets born with lower birth weight and growth performance than multiparous sows (MP). The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect...

    Authors: Carlos Piñeiro, Alberto Manso, Edgar G. Manzanilla and Joaquin Morales

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  44. Piglet diarrhoea is considered a worldwide problem resulting in animal welfare problems and financial losses for pig farmers. Porcine rotavirus and the coccidian parasite Cystoisospora suis (C. suis) are consider...

    Authors: Emelie Pettersson, Sanna Hestad, Ivo Möttus, Eva Skiöldebrand and Per Wallgren

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  45. The development of the innate and adaptive immune responses to Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) after vaccination of 1 day-old pigs with a PRRSV-1 based modified live virus (MLV) vaccin...

    Authors: Monica Balasch, Maria Fort, Lucas P. Taylor, Ivan Díaz, Enric Mateu and Jay G. Calvert

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  46. Shoulder ulcers in breeding sows that are restricted to the superficial skin layers, epidermis and dermis are usually classified as insubstantial animal welfare-related lesions. These less-severe lesions need ...

    Authors: Daniel Meyer, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein, Maria Hartmann, Lothar Kreienbrock and Elisabeth grosse Beilage

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  47. Pigs infected by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) are affected by severe diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. The severity of clinical signs depends on the virus strain. Two genetically different PEDV str...

    Authors: S. Gallien, V. Catinot, N. Pozzi, M. Berri, E. Authié, N. Rose and B. Grasland

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:5

    Content type: Short communication

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  48. In 2007 African swine fever (ASF) arrived at a Black Sea harbour in Georgia and in 2014 the infection reached the European Union (EU), where it still expands its territory. ASF is a fatal viral disease affecti...

    Authors: Erika Chenais, Klaus Depner, Vittorio Guberti, Klaas Dietze, Arvo Viltrop and Karl Ståhl

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:6

    Content type: Review

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  49. The diagnostic performance of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) IgG and IgA ELISAs was evaluated using paired serum and meat juice samples collected from PEDV-negative (n = 50) and PEDV-inoculated pigs (n = ...

    Authors: Korakrit Poonsuk, Ting-Yu Cheng, Ju Ji, Jeffrey Zimmerman and Luis Giménez-Lirola

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:31

    Content type: Short communication

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