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  1. Research

    Survival of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in thermally treated feed ingredients and on surfaces

    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...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:17

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  2. Research

    Surgical castration with pain relief affects the health and productive performance of pigs in the suckling period

    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...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:18

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  3. Research

    Etiology of acute respiratory disease in fattening pigs in Finland

    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 ...

    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

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:19

    Published on: 23 August 2017

  4. Short communication

    Survey on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae gilt acclimation practices in Europe

    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...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:21

    Published on: 21 August 2017

  5. Research

    Delaying pigs from the normal production flow is associated with health problems and poorer performance

    Delaying pigs from advancing through the production stages could have a negative impact on their health and performance. The objective of this study was to investigate the possible implications of delaying pig...

    Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Alessia Diana, Laura Ann Boyle, Finola C. Leonard, Máire McElroy, Shane McGettrick, John Moriarty and Edgar García Manzanilla

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:13

    Published on: 5 July 2017

  6. Research

    Zinc oxide enriched peat influence Escherichia coli infection related diarrhea, growth rates, serum and tissue zinc levels in Norwegian piglets around weaning: five case herd trials

    Zinc oxide (ZnO), commonly used to control post-weaning diarrhea in piglets, has been highlighted as of potential concern from an environmental perspective. The aim of this field trial was to examine effects o...

    M. Oropeza-Moe, C.A. Grøntvedt, C.J. Phythian, H. Sørum, A.K. Fauske and T. Framstad

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:14

    Published on: 28 June 2017

  7. Case Study

    Evaluation of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome stabilization protocols in 23 French Farrow-to-finish farms located in a high-density swine area

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is responsible for reproductive disorders in sows and respiratory problems in pigs, and has a major economic impact. Controlling PRRSV is therefore a...

    Pauline Berton, Valérie Normand, Guy-Pierre Martineau, Franck Bouchet, Arnaud Lebret and Agnès Waret-Szkuta

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:11

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  8. Research

    Randomised controlled field study to evaluate the efficacy and clinical safety of a single 8 mg/kg injectable dose of marbofloxacin compared with one or two doses of 7.5 mg/kg injectable enrofloxacin for the treatment of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae infections in growing-fattening pigs in Europe

    Acute outbreaks of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) require rapid, effective, parenteral antimicrobial treatment. The efficacy and safety of a single, short-acting, high dose of marbofloxacin (Forcyl® swine ...

    Erik Grandemange, Pierre-Alexandre Perrin, Dejean Cvejic, Miriam Haas, Tim Rowan and Klaus Hellmann

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:10

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  9. Research

    The use of oral fluids to monitor key pathogens in porcine respiratory disease complex

    The usefulness of oral fluid (OF) sampling for surveillance of infections in pig populations is already accepted but its value as a tool to support investigations of porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) ...

    Juan Hernandez-Garcia, Nardy Robben, Damien Magnée, Thomas Eley, Ian Dennis, Sara M. Kayes, Jill R. Thomson and Alexander W. Tucker

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:7

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  10. Research

    Effect of the needle-free “intra dermal application of liquids” vaccination on the welfare of pregnant sows

    In commercial pig production, sows are often vaccinated several times per gestation period, resulting in reduced welfare. This preliminary experiment investigated whether the needle-free IDAL vaccinator improv...

    Déborah Temple, Damián Escribano, Marta Jiménez, Eva Mainau, José J. Cerón and Xavier Manteca

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:9

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  11. Research

    Effect of a GnRH analogue (peforelin) on the litter performance of gilts and sows

    Maintaining optimal reproductive and litter performance is essential for meeting economic targets in commercial pig production. Treatment with exogenous gonadotropins in sows after weaning or in gilts after al...

    Ellen de Jong, Jan Jourquin, Johannes Kauffold, Steven Sarrazin, Jeroen Dewulf and Dominiek Maes

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:6

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  12. Review

    The use of vaccines to control pathogen spread in pig populations

    Vaccine efficacy has often been studied from the viewpoint of individual direct clinical protection. For several vaccines, a decrease in pathogen shedding in vaccinated animals has also been documented, which ...

    Nicolas Rose and Mathieu Andraud

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:8

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  13. Short report

    Field efficacy of Porcilis® PCV M Hyo versus a licensed commercially available vaccine and placebo in the prevention of PRDC in pigs on a French farm: a randomized controlled trial

    A controlled, randomised, and blinded trial performed on a conventional French farrow-to-finish farm compared the efficacy of a one-shot bivalent ready to use vaccine, Porcilis® PCV M. Hyo (group PCVM), to tha...

    Eric Pagot, Martial Rigaut, David Roudaut, Luca Panzavolta, Rika Jolie and Didier Duivon

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:3

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  14. Research

    Feed additives decrease survival of delta coronavirus in nursery pig diets

    Feed contaminated with feces from infected pigs is believed to be a potential route of transmission of porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV). The objective of this study was to determine if the addition of commerc...

    Katie M. Cottingim, Harsha Verma, Pedro E. Urriola, Fernando Sampedro, Gerald C. Shurson and Sagar M. Goyal

    Porcine Health Management 2017 3:5

    Published on: 20 January 2017

  15. Research

    Pig castration: will the EU manage to ban pig castration by 2018?

    In 2010, the ‘European Declaration on alternatives to surgical castration of pigs’ was agreed. The Declaration stipulates that from January 1, 2012, surgical castration of pigs shall only be performed with pro...

    Nancy De Briyne, Charlotte Berg, Thomas Blaha and Déborah Temple

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:29

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  16. Review

    Vaccination against parasites – status quo and the way forward

    Although vaccination against various pathogens is integral to health management of swine, vaccines against parasites have not yet been commercialized for the use in pigs. The incentive to develop and commercia...

    Anja Joachim

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:30

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  17. Review

    Genetic resistance - an alternative for controlling PRRS?

    PRRS is one of the most challenging diseases for world-wide pig production. Attempts for a sustainable control of this scourge by vaccination have not yet fully satisfied. With an increasing knowledge and meth...

    Gerald Reiner

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:27

    Published on: 16 November 2016

  18. Case Report

    Emergence of a virulent porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) 1 strain in Lower Austria

    In spring 2015, an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) struck Lower Austria caused by a PRRS virus (PRRSV) strain spreading rapidly among both previously PRRSV negative and vaccina...

    Leonie J Sinn, Eva Klingler, Benjamin Lamp, Rene Brunthaler, Herbert Weissenböck, Till Rümenapf and Andrea Ladinig

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:28

    Published on: 1 November 2016

  19. Case study

    Implementing drinking water feed additive strategies in post-weaning piglets, antibiotic reduction and performance impacts: case study

    Piglets at weaning suffer many stressors such as sudden change of feed, change in group composition and the end of lactogenic immunity. These stressors may cause poor growth performance. There is a need for al...

    Juan Antonio Mesonero Escuredo, Yvonne van der Horst, John Carr and Dominiek Maes

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:25

    Published on: 16 October 2016

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