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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Short communication

    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

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  9. Content type: Review

    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

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  10. Content type: Short communication

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    Antimicrobial usage in food producing animals is of major concern. A clear link between the extent of use and the development of antimicrobial resistance has already been demonstrated. To evaluate strategies t...

    Authors: S. Raasch, M. Postma, J. Dewulf, K. D. C. Stärk and E. grosse Beilage

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:30

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  12. Content type: Short communication

    In practice, field evaluation of vaccine efficacy in individual herds is often based on a historical comparison of productivity data following initiation of vaccination. Being biased by time, this study design...

    Authors: Gitte Blach Nielsen, John Haugegaard and Rika Jolie

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:29

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  13. Content type: Research

    Acquisition of knowledge and skills by agriculture students prior to real-life experience is a well-known educational challenge. Game-based learning has the advantage of being active, experiential, and problem...

    Authors: Karl Johan Møller Klit, Ken Steen Pedersen and Helle Stege

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:28

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  14. Content type: Research

    European legislation dictates that pig tail docking is not allowed to be performed routinely (European Union. Council Directive 2008/120/EC of 18 December 2008 laying down minimum standards for the protection ...

    Authors: Nancy De Briyne, Charlotte Berg, Thomas Blaha, Andreas Palzer and Déborah Temple

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:27

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  15. Content type: Research

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the influence of maternally derived antibodies (MDA) on the efficacy of a PRRSV-1 based attenuated vaccine, when administered in 1 day-old piglets by the intramuscula...

    Authors: Monica Balasch, Maria Fort, Lucas P. Taylor and Jay G. Calvert

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:25

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  16. Content type: Research

    The most prevalent Fusarium mycotoxin in grains is deoxynivalenol (DON). Contamination of swine feed with DON can result in reduced consumption and poor growth performance. Gestating and lactating sows need suffi...

    Authors: Amin Sayyari, Tore Framstad, Anette Kristine Krogenæs and Tore Sivertsen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:26

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  17. Content type: Research

    Enrichment materials for pigs, particularly organic materials, are becoming increasingly important in order to reduce abnormal behaviour such as tail biting. However, potential health risks posed by these mate...

    Authors: Krista Marie Wagner, Jochen Schulz and Nicole Kemper

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:24

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  18. Content type: Research

    Due to the risk of spreading epizootic diseases through rodents, pest control is mandatory in pig farming in European countries. However, there is limited research focused on rodent control practices, usage of...

    Authors: Odile C. Hecker, Marc Boelhauve and Marcus Mergenthaler

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:22

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  19. Content type: Research

    Cystoisospora suis is the causative agent of porcine neonatal coccidiosis, a diarrheal disease which affects suckling piglets in the first weeks of life. Detection of oocysts in the faeces of infected animals is ...

    Authors: Anja Joachim, Bärbel Ruttkowski and Daniel Sperling

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:20

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  20. Content type: Case study

    The mycotoxin zearalenone (ZEN) causes functional and morphological alterations in reproductive organs of pigs. In the field, diagnosis of ZEN-induced disorders is often challenging, as relevant feed lots are ...

    Authors: Isabel Hennig-Pauka, Franz-Josef Koch, Simone Schaumberger, Bettina Woechtl, Johannes Novak, Michael Sulyok and Veronika Nagl

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:18

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  21. Content type: Research

    Many factors can influence the occurrence of neonatal diarrhoea in piglets. Currently, well-known pathogens such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens type C appear to play a minor role ...

    Authors: Hanne Kongsted, Karl Pedersen, Charlotte Kristiane Hjulsager, Lars Erik Larsen, Ken Steen Pedersen, Sven Erik Jorsal and Poul Bækbo

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:17

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  22. Content type: Research

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) causes respiratory distress in pigs, reproductive failure in breeding-age gilts and sows, and can have devastating economic consequences in domestic herds. ...

    Authors: Jeremy Kroll, Michael Piontkowski, Christian Kraft, Teresa Coll and Oliver Gomez-Duran

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:23

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  23. Content type: Research

    Most studies carried out to evaluate recovery and development after porcine oocyte vitrification, reported better rates when cryopreserved in embryonic development stages or zygotes, but not in immature oocyte...

    Authors: Fahiel Casillas, Miguel Betancourt, Cristina Cuello, Yvonne Ducolomb, Alma López, Lizbeth Juárez-Rojas and Socorro Retana-Márquez

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:16

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  24. Content type: Research

    A randomised field trial was conducted on an Austrian farrow-to-finish farm for one year to compare the efficacy of two commercial Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccines. 585 piglets either received the one-shot formu...

    Authors: Vojislav Cvjetković, Sabine Sipos, Imre Szabó and Wolfgang Sipos

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:19

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  25. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to determine the effect of piglet morphometric characteristics and starter regime on postnatal growth. Some piglets born light are able to grow faster than others, and identifying whi...

    Authors: A. M. S. Huting, P. Sakkas, I. Wellock, K. Almond and I. Kyriazakis

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:21

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  26. Content type: Research

    Our objective was to examine the impact of farm effects and sow potential on various aspects of sow performance. We examined the interaction between sow prolificacy groups categorized at parity 1 and farm prod...

    Authors: Satomi Tani, Carlos Piñeiro and Yuzo Koketsu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:15

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  27. Content type: Research

    The aim was to test two strategies to improve the growth rate of the slow-growth pigs and to increase the batch’s homogeneity at slaughter. In Trial 1 a total of 264 weaned piglets were distributed into 24 pen...

    Authors: Sergi López-Vergé, Josep Gasa, Déborah Temple, Jordi Bonet, Jaume Coma and David Solà-Oriol

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:14

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  28. Content type: Research

    Porcine pleuropneumonia, caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, is a bacterial respiratory disease of swine. Acute outbreaks of the disease are often accompanied by high mortality and economic losses. As seve...

    Authors: Doris Hoeltig, Judith Rohde, Birgit Brunner, Klaus Hellmann, Erik Grandemange and Karl-Heinz Waldmann

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:13

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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