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  1. Probiotics can improve animal health by regulating intestinal flora balance, improving the structure of the intestinal mucosa, and enhancing intestinal barrier function. At present, the use of probiotics has b...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Yuyu Zhang, Fei Liu, Yanwei Mao, Yimin Zhang, Hao Zeng, Sufang Ren, Lihui Guo, Zhi Chen, Nataliia Hrabchenko, Jiaqiang Wu and Jiang Yu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:5
  2. This study explores the possibility of using infrared thermography to estimate the onset of parturition in sows. Infrared camera (IRC) and infrared laser thermometer (IRT) were used to obtain the auricular ski...

    Authors: S. M. Gulliksen, T. Framstad, C. Kielland, M. A. Velazquez, M. M. Terøy, E. M. Helland, R. H. Lyngstad, A. J. Oropeza Delgado and M. Oropeza-Moe
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:3
  3. Knowing the feed intake pattern during lactation of modern genetic sows is crucial because it allows to anticipate possible problems and maximize their performance. On the other side, electronic feeders permit...

    Authors: María Rodríguez, Gonzalo Díaz-Amor, Joaquín Morales, Yuzo Koketsu and Carlos Piñeiro
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:6
  4. In pig husbandry, most piglets receive an intramuscular injection with iron around three days of age for the prevention of hypochromic, microcytic anaemia. In recent years an increased interest is noted for ne...

    Authors: T. J. Tobias, J. C. M. Vernooij and A. van Nes
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:2
  5. A strain of Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), showing characteristics of enhanced virulence, affected a pyramidal production system from Spain with 7600 sows in 4 genetic nuclei and 13,...

    Authors: Gerard E. Martín-Valls, Martí Cortey, Alberto Allepuz, Francesc Illas, Montserrat Tello and Enric Mateu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:1
  6. Litter size is going up in modern pig production. Due to large litter size and increased farrowing duration, newborn piglets, during parturition, can suffer from asphyxiation. This alters their blood energy pa...

    Authors: Md Karim Uddin, Shah Hasan, Olli Peltoniemi and Claudio Oliviero
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:52
  7. The practice of mixing unfamiliar pigs on farms is common but results in fighting, welfare problems and performance issues. Pigs have different ways of resolving social conflicts, including aggressive and affi...

    Authors: Míriam Marcet-Rius, Tiago Mendonça, Patrick Pageat, Sana Arroub, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Camille Chabaud, Eva Teruel and Alessandro Cozzi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:50
  8. Post weaning diarrhoea is expected to become an increasing problem in pig herds following the outphasing of medicinal Zinc Oxide. Currently, no equally effective substitute has been found and an increase in me...

    Authors: Nadia Jakobsen, Nicole Bakkegård Goecke and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:49
  9. Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV-3) is a recently discovered pathogen of swine that has been associated with several conditions. However, many questions remain unanswered regarding its infection, especially in terms ...

    Authors: Àlex Cobos, Marina Sibila, Jaume Alomar, Mónica Pérez, Eva Huerta and Joaquim Segalés
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:51
  10. The treatment of swine dysentery (SD) has become constrained in recent years due to the limited availability of effective drugs combined with a rise in antimicrobial resistance. Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside a...

    Authors: Clara Vega, Lucía Pérez-Pérez, Héctor Argüello, Manuel Gómez-García, Héctor Puente, Ignacio Fernández-Usón, Pedro Rubio and Ana Carvajal
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:48
  11. The purpose of this study was to compare the immune response generated by the intramuscular and the intradermal vaccination route against the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). Piglet...

    Authors: Laia Aguirre, Yanli Li, Massimiliano Baratelli, Gerard Martín-Valls, Martí Cortey, Joel Miranda, Marga Martín and Enric Mateu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:47
  12. Neomycin is a concentration-dependant aminoglycoside antimicrobial used to treat enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)-related post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) in pigs. The objective was to compare the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Malene Kjelin Morsing, Inge Larsen, Ken Steen Pedersen, Nicolai Rosager Weber and Jens Peter Nielsen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:46
  13. Bacterial enteritis in growing pigs is a matter of concern in Danish pig production challenging herd health as well as production economy, and antimicrobial usage. The aim of this observational study using fec...

    Authors: Susanne Leth Musse, Gitte Blach Nielsen, Helle Stege, Nicolai Rosager Weber and Hans Houe
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:44
  14. While African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has historically circulated in wild pigs and in Ornithodoros ticks in parts of South Africa, the virus has spread among domestic pigs throughout the country since 2019. South...

    Authors: Carla Stoffel, Patrik Buholzer, Angela Fanelli and Marco De Nardi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:43
  15. Biosecurity protocols (BP) and good management practices are key to reduce the risk of introduction and transmission of infectious diseases into the pig farms. In this observational cross-sectional study, surv...

    Authors: Karl Ciuoderis-Aponte, Andres Diaz, Carlos Muskus, Mario Peña, Juan Hernández-Ortiz and Jorge Osorio
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:42

    The Correction to this article has been published in Porcine Health Management 2022 8:45

  16. Up to now, information on the levels of maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) against PCV-2 in suckling piglets born to sows vaccinated with different strategies is scarce in the literature. In the present obser...

    Authors: M. Sibila, A. Llorens, E. Huerta, C. Fablet, M. Faderl, L. Ferrari, N. Rose, A. Palzer, P. Martelli, M. C. Venegas-Vargas, D. Fredrickson, L. Taylor, M. Balasch, M. Bandrick and J. Segalés
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:41
  17. Cystic hygromas (lymphangiomas) are rarely reported in various animal species, humans included. A hygroma is a benign congenital malformation of the lymphatic drainage system, presenting itself as a mass consi...

    Authors: R. G. Holleboom, D. Bombosch, M. M. H. Wispels, G. Giglia and T. J. Tobias
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:40
  18. Electrocardiography is a method widely applied in diagnosing abnormalities in the functioning of the heart muscle in veterinary medicine. It is a non-invasive and easy to perform test helpful in the general ex...

    Authors: Marta Kawicka, Maksymilian Lewicki, Piotr Frydrychowski, Marcin Michałek and Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:39
  19. Claw abnormalities, particularly claw asymmetries, are associated with lameness in pigs and can be a welfare issue. However, the prevalence and development of claw asymmetries in pigs of different age is unkno...

    Authors: Sarah Seufert, Nina Volkmann, Johannes Schmidt-Mosig and Nicole Kemper
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:38
  20. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between different productive factors and piglets weaned per sow per year (PSY) in 291 large-scale pig farms and analyze the impact of the changes in di...

    Authors: Xingdong Zhou, Ran Guan, Hongbo Cai, Pei Wang, Yongchun Yang, Xiaodu Wang, Xiaowen Li and Houhui Song
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:37
  21. Non-ambulatory pigs, colloquially known as downers or downed pigs, are animals presented with limited to no mobility, usually as a result of pre-existing neurologic or musculoskeletal conditions. Impaired ambu...

    Authors: Manoela Marchezan Piva, Claiton I. Schwertz, Luan Cleber Henker, Ronaldo Michel Bianchi, Regina Tose Kemper, Bruno Albuquerque de Almeida, Ricardo Yuiti Nagae, Taís Regina Michaelsen and Saulo Petinatti Pavarini
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:36
  22. Bama miniature pigs aged between six (6 M) and twelve months (12 M) are usually used in human medical research as laboratory pigs. However, the difference in serum metabolic profiles from 6 to 12 M-old pigs re...

    Authors: Jiayuan Mo, Yujie Lu, Tianqi Xing, Di Xu, Kun Zhang, Shuai Zhang, Yubin Wang, Gang Yan, Ganqiu Lan and Jing Liang
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:35
  23. African swine fever (ASF) is a lethal contagious disease affecting both domestic pigs and wild boars. Even though it is a non-zoonotic disease, ASF causes economic loss in swine industries across continents. A...

    Authors: Suphachai Nuanualsuwan, Tapanut Songkasupa, Prakit Boonpornprasert, Nutthakarn Suwankitwat, Walaiporn Lohlamoh and Chackrit Nuengjamnong
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:34
  24. Diet evaluation and optimization is a slow and expensive process and it is not possible to do it at a farm level. This study aimed to use the blood serum metabolite (BSM) and faecal volatile fatty acid (VFA) p...

    Authors: Jordi Camp Montoro, David Solà-Oriol, Ramon Muns, Josep Gasa, Núria Llanes and Edgar Garcia Manzanilla
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:32
  25. Bentonites, as a clay mineral, serve in pig farms as adsorbents of toxic substances. They are mainly used to reduce the negative impact of mycotoxins to maintain the performance and health status of animals. T...

    Authors: Pavel Horky, Pavel Nevrkla, Tomas Kopec, Iqra Bano, Misa Skoric, Jiri Skladanka and Sylvie Skalickova
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:31

    The Correction to this article has been published in Porcine Health Management 2022 8:33

  26. Swine influenza caused by influenza A viruses (IAV) directly affects respiratory health and indirectly impairs reproduction rates in pigs causing production losses. In Europe, and elsewhere, production systems...

    Authors: Christin Hennig, Annika Graaf, Philipp P. Petric, Laura Graf, Martin Schwemmle, Martin Beer and Timm Harder
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:30
  27. The fecundity of sows is a trait of major economic in pig industry. The molecular regulation of estrus cycles can affect the fecundity of female animals. Compared with the other pig breeds, Xiang pig exhibits ...

    Authors: Xi Niu, Yali Huang, Huan Lu, Sheng Li, Shihui Huang, Xueqin Ran and Jiafu Wang
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:29
  28. Early onset of a gilt´s puberty is needed for adequate economic performance in farms, because it indicates her reproductive performance and longevity. Therefore, an effective diagnosis is needed. Our purpose w...

    Authors: Antonio Vela, Andrés Suárez-Usbeck, Laura Lafoz, Olga Mitjana, María Teresa Tejedor, Sofía Martín, Marina López and María Victoria Falceto
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:28
  29. The parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) causes a substantial human disease burden worldwide. Ingesting improperly cooked pork containing T. gondii is considered one of the major sources of human infection in E...

    Authors: Dorien M. Eppink, Martijn Bouwknegt, Joke W. B. van der Giessen, Manon Swanenburg, Derk Oorburg, Bert A. P. Urlings, Coen P. A. van Wagenberg, Marcel A. P. M. van Asseldonk and Henk J. Wisselink
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:27
  30. Dam-to-piglet transmission plays an important role in the epidemiology of enzootic pneumonia on farms. Although Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) infections in breeding animals are often subclinical, th...

    Authors: Evelien Biebaut, Ilias Chantziaras, Filip Boyen, Bert Devriendt, Freddy Haesebrouck, Charles-Oliver Gomez-Duran and Dominiek Maes
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:26
  31. The aim of this study was to estimate the mortality risk and associated factors within the first days of life for underweight or low-vital neonatal piglets. This risk estimation should start a discussion conce...

    Authors: Lukas Geiping, Maria Hartmann, Lothar Kreienbrock and Elisabeth grosse Beilage
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:25
  32. As a nutritive feed additive, guanidine acetic acid (GAA) participates in the metabolism of energy and proteins. This study aimed to investigate the effects of GAA on growth performance, organ index, plasma an...

    Authors: Yiyan Cui, Zhimei Tian, Miao Yu, Dun Deng, Huijie Lu, Min Song, Xianyong Ma and Limin Wang
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:24
  33. In 2013, PEDV was introduced in the United States (U.S.) and rapidly spread across the country. Here we describe the occurrence of PEDV in the growing pig herd of one large U.S. production system through an ac...

    Authors: Mariana Kikuti, Donna Drebes, Rebecca Robbins, Luc Dufresne, Juan M. Sanhueza and Cesar A. Corzo
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:23
  34. Piglet perinatal and pre-weaning mortality is a welfare problem causing economic losses in pig production. In this study, the effects of housing and management interventions on the economic result of sow enter...

    Authors: Anna H. Stygar, Ilias Chantziaras, Dominiek Maes, Vivi Aarestrup Moustsen, Dimitri De Meyer, Hélène Quesnel, Ilias Kyriazakis and Jarkko K. Niemi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:22
  35. Gut microbial anaerobic fermentation produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which are important substrates for energy metabolism and anabolic processes in mammals. SCFA can regulate the inflammatory response...

    Authors: Roberta Saleri, Paolo Borghetti, Francesca Ravanetti, Valeria Cavalli, Luca Ferrari, Elena De Angelis, Melania Andrani and Paolo Martelli
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:21
  36. Since 01.01.2021, suckling piglets may no longer be castrated without anaesthesia in Germany. Previous studies showed castration using isoflurane anaesthesia in combination with a suitable analgesic, meet the ...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Winner, Marina Beisl, Sophie Gumbert, Helena Härtel, Jennifer Kaiser, Anja Wernecke, Steffanie Senf, Yury Zablotski, Mathias Ritzmann and Susanne Zöls
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:20
  37. Along with an expanding global swine production, the commercial housing and management of swine herds, provide an optimal environment for constant circulation of swine influenza virus (swIAV), thereby challeng...

    Authors: Pia Ryt-Hansen, Henriette Guldberg Nielsen, Simon Smed Sørensen, Inge Larsen, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen and Lars Erik Larsen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:19
  38. To investigate if specific sow and piglet behavioral characteristics could be used diagnostically, this case-cohort study of the behavior of sows and piglets during the periparturient period (from 24 h before ...

    Authors: Marianne Kaiser, Mette S. Herskin, Stine Jacobsen, Pia H. Andersen, Mai Britt Friis Nielsen, Poul Bækbo and Magdalena Jacobson
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:18
  39. Data on antimicrobial use (AMU) in pig production are needed for the development of good antimicrobial stewardship practices to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria that can cause illness in...

    Authors: Angelina L. Bosman, Anne E. Deckert, Carolee A. Carson, Zvonimir Poljak, Richard J. Reid-Smith and Scott A. McEwen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:17
  40. An outdoor pig herd was affected by severe respiratory disease in one out of three pastures. At necropsy, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida were detected in the lungs, as well as the lung worm Me...

    Authors: Per Wallgren and Emelie Pettersson
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:16
  41. Leptospirosis is a widespread zoonotic disease caused by pathogenic Leptospira and is responsible for significant economic porcine livestock losses. Knowledge of Leptospira serogroups and their distributions is i...

    Authors: Jeanne Naudet, Laurent Crespin, Julien Cappelle, Angeli Kodjo and Florence Ayral
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:15
  42. Embryo implantation in sows is an important event during pregnancy. During this process, blastocysts undergo dramatic morphologic changes, and the endometrium becomes receptive. Studies have shown that develop...

    Authors: Chen Zhou, Gengyuan Cai, Fanming Meng, Qun Hu, Guohao Liang, Ting Gu, Enqin Zheng, Zicong Li, Zhenfang Wu and Linjun Hong
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:14
  43. Feedgrain contamination with mycotoxins, including deoxynivalenol (DON, “vomitoxin”) is relatively frequently encountered. Pigs are particularly sensitive to the toxicity of DON. To assess the interplay betwee...

    Authors: Antje Rückner, Lisa Plagge, Kristin Heenemann, Maxi Harzer, Bastian Thaa, Janine Winkler, Sven Dänicke, Johannes Kauffold and Thomas W. Vahlenkamp
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:13
  44. Resistance to colistin was an uncommon phenomenon traditionally linked to chromosome point mutations, but since the first description of a plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance in late 2015, transmissible resis...

    Authors: Pedro Miguela-Villoldo, Miguel A. Moreno, David Rodríguez-Lázaro, Alejandro Gallardo, Marta Hernández, Tania Serrano, José L. Sáez, Cristina de Frutos, Montserrat Agüero, Alberto Quesada, Lucas Domínguez and María Ugarte-Ruiz
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:12
  45. Newborn piglets can trigger an elementary immune response, but the acquirement of specific antibodies and/or cellular immunity against pathogens before they get infected post-natally is paramount to preserve t...

    Authors: Núria Martínez-Boixaderas, Laura Garza-Moreno, Marina Sibila and Joaquim Segalés
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:11
  46. Backyard swine farming is critical to generating subsistence and food security in rural and peri-urban households in several developing countries. The objective of this systematic review was to analyze the mol...

    Authors: Ravendra P. Chauhan and Michelle L. Gordon
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:10
  47. Finding out the key reproductive performance factors, affecting piglets weaned per sow per year (PSY) can improve the production efficiency and profitability of pig farms. The objective was to understand the a...

    Authors: Ran Guan, Xingdong Zhou, Hongbo Cai, Xiaorui Qian, Xiaoyu Xin and Xiaowen Li
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:9