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  1. Monitoring of infectious diseases on swine farms requires a high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of the test system. Moreover, particularly in cases of swine influenza A virus (swIAV) it is desirable to...

    Authors: Julia Stadler, Sophia Zwickl, Sophie Gumbert, Mathias Ritzmann, Kathrin Lillie-Jaschniski, Timm Harder, Annika Graaf-Rau, Vassilis Skampardonis and Matthias Eddicks
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:19
  2. Infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) leads to significant economic losses worldwide. One of the initial measures following an outbreak is to stabilise the herd and to prev...

    Authors: Sophie Dürlinger, Heinrich Kreutzmann, Christine Unterweger, Vera Martin, Flora Hamar, Christian Knecht, Angelika Auer, Katharina Dimmel, Till Rümenapf, Alfred Griessler, Thomas Voglmayr, Roland Maurer, Alexander Oppeneder and Andrea Ladinig
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:18
  3. Umbilical outpouchings (UOs) in pigs are of welfare and production concern in Danish pig herds. One of the challenges is the transportation of these animals due to the size of the UOs and ulcerations on them. ...

    Authors: Benjamin Meyer Jørgensen, Tina Birk Jensen, Cecilie Brandt Becker, Christoffer Kirkelund Flyger, Maja Vive Christensen, Andreas Birch and Henrik Elvang Jensen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:17
  4. Pressure to abolish farrowing crates is increasing, and producers are faced with decisions about which alternative system to adopt. For sow welfare, well designed free farrowing systems without close confineme...

    Authors: Emma M. Baxter, Nicola Bowers, Rebecca King, Sarah Brocklehurst and Sandra A. Edwards
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:16
  5. While gilts and sows are regularly vaccinated against the porcine parvovirus (PPV), little is known on the presence of antibodies in vaccinated sows nor the decline of maternally derived antibodies (MDA) in th...

    Authors: René Renzhammer, Uwe Truyen, Birgit Buchebner, Gertrude Baumgartner, Rea Maja Kobialka, Ahmed Abd El Wahed, Michaela Koch, Andrea Ladinig and Christine Unterweger
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:15
  6. Since its first introduction into the German wild boar population in 2020, African swine fever (ASF) has been spreading slowly from the eastern border westwards and has been introduced into eight domestic pig ...

    Authors: Leonie Klein, Ursula Gerdes, Sandra Blome, Amely Campe and Elisabeth grosse Beilage
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:14
  7. Farm animals face several challenges throughout their lives, which can affect both their welfare and their productivity. Promoting adaptation in animals is one way of limiting these consequences. In various an...

    Authors: Manon Chasles, Míriam Marcet-Rius, Jen-Yun Chou, Eva Teruel, Patrick Pageat and Alessandro Cozzi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:13
  8. Diarrheal diseases caused by viral agents have led to a great morbidity, mortality, and economic loss in global pig industry. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV),...

    Authors: Wenbo Song, Yixue Feng, Jiali Zhang, Danni Kong, Jie Fan, Mengfei Zhao, Lin Hua, Jinmei Xiang, Xibiao Tang, Shaobo Xiao, Zhong Peng and Bin Wu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:12
  9. The complex aetiology of gastric lesions in pigs remains largely unknown and effective preventive measures and pharmaceutical treatment of the disease have not been developed yet. Regardless of the fact that t...

    Authors: Piotr Cybulski, Aleksandra Woźniak, Magdalena Larska, Artur Jabłoński and Tomasz Stadejek
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:11
  10. Umbilical outpouchings (UOs) are common in Danish pigs. Neonatal antibiotics are therefore used with the hope of reducing umbilical infections and subsequently UOs. However, the effect of neonatal antibiotics ...

    Authors: Marie-Louise Hansen, Inge Larsen, Tina Birk Jensen, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:10
  11. Our previous study confirmed that large litter size adversely affects prepartum maternal hormones and behaviour, concurrently with heightened oxidative stress in primiparous sows. The purpose of this study was...

    Authors: Juho Lee, Hyeonwook Shin, Junsik Kim, Geonil Lee and Jinhyeon Yun
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:9
  12. This study aimed to validate slaughterhouse indicators collected during meat inspection as an alternative to on-farm animal welfare indicators. For this purpose, the assessments of twelve on-farm and seven sla...

    Authors: Johanna Witt, Joachim Krieter, Kathrin Büttner, Thore Wilder, Mario Hasler, Ralf Bussemas, Stephanie Witten and Irena Czycholl
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:8
  13. The wide diversity of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) strains combined with incomplete heterologous cross-protection complicates the management of the disease at both the herd and t...

    Authors: Marie-Ève Lambert, Julie Arsenault, Jean-Charles Côté and Sylvie D’Allaire
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:7
  14. Data on abnormal health conditions in animals obtained from slaughter inspection are important for identifying problems in fattening management. However, methods to objectively evaluate diseases on farms using...

    Authors: Tsubasa Narita, Meiko Kubo, Yuichi Nagakura and Satoshi Sekiguchi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:6
  15. To investigate the prevalence and evolution of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) at commercial fattening pig farms, a total of 1397 clinical samples were collected from a single fatte...

    Authors: Chao Li, Jing Zhao, Wansheng Li, Hu Xu, Bangjun Gong, Qi Sun, Zhenyang Guo, Jinhao Li, Lirun Xiang, Yan-dong Tang, Chaoliang Leng, Qian Wang, Jinmei Peng, Guohui Zhou, Huairan Liu, Tongqing An…
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:5
  16. Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) poses a significant economic threat for the swine industry, causing a range of diseases collectively referred to as porcine circovirus diseases (PCVDs). Despite PCV-2 vaccine effec...

    Authors: Mònica Sagrera, Laura Garza-Moreno, Marina Sibila, Salvador Oliver-Ferrando, Sonia Cárceles, Carlos Casanovas, Patricia Prieto, Alberto García-Flores, David Espigares and Joaquim Segalés
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:4
  17. Umbilical outpouchings (UO) in pigs present a welfare concern because of ulceration risk and complications. Danish legislation requires pigs with larger UOs to be housed in sick pens with soft bedding, and som...

    Authors: Marie-Louise Hansen, Tina Birk Jensen, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Inge Larsen and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:3
  18. Senecavirus A (SVA) causes vesicular disease in swine and has been responsible for a rampant increase in the yearly number of foreign animal disease investigations conducted in the United States. Diagnostic in...

    Authors: Guilherme Preis, Neal R Benjamin, Deborah Murray, Emily Byers Taylor, Samuel Copeland, Grant Allison and Cesar A Corzo
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:2
  19. Foot lesions in suckling piglets have been associated with poor flooring in several studies and were recently proposed to be indicative of swine inflammatory and necrosis syndrome. However, identical findings ...

    Authors: Marcus Heimann, Maria Hartmann, Fritjof Freise, Lothar Kreienbrock and Elisabeth grosse Beilage
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2024 10:1
  20. Vitamin D is essential for the reproductive efficiency in animals. There are indications that 1,25-vitD influenced the farrowing process and thus can decrease postpartum health problems. Therefore, the aim of ...

    Authors: Laura Jahn and Alexander Grahofer
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:54
  21. Although pig systems start from a favourable baseline of environmental impact compared to other livestock systems, there is still scope to reduce their emissions and further mitigate associated impacts, especi...

    Authors: Georgios Pexas and Ilias Kyriazakis
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:53
  22. Stomoxys calcitrans, the stable fly, occurs in pig producing countries worldwide. While in cattle the impact of this blood sucking insect is quite well described, its role in pig production is poorly investigated...

    Authors: Lukas Schwarz, Flora Hamar, Tanja Bernreiter-Hofer, Igor Loncaric, Mirjam Arnold, Thomas Voglmayr and Andrea Ladinig
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:52
  23. African swine fever virus (ASFV) infections in Africa cause hemorrhagic disease in domestic pigs and is maintained by a sylvatic cycle in warthogs. It is endemic in Uganda, leading to significant economic loss...

    Authors: Rodney Okwasiimire, Edrine B. Kayaga, John E. Ekakoro, Dickson Ndoboli, Kate Schumann, Bonto Faburay, Aisha Nassali, Cole Hauser, Krista Ochoa, Eddie M. Wampande and Karyn A. Havas
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:51
  24. The transmission of viral aerosols poses a vulnerable aspect in the biosecurity measures aimed at preventing and controlling swine virus in pig production. Consequently, comprehending and mitigating the spread...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Hu, Xiaogang Tian, Ranran Lai, Chongxing Ji and Xiaowen Li
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:50
  25. Escherichia coli bacteria capable of producing the toxin Stx2e and possessing F18-fimbriae (edema disease E. coli, EDEC) are considered causative agents of porcine oedema disease. This disease, which usually occu...

    Authors: Pia I. Berger, Steffen Hermanns, Katharina Kerner, Friederike Schmelz, Verena Schüler, Christa Ewers, Rolf Bauerfeind and Marcus G. Doherr
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:49
  26. A farm in North-West Germany experienced a high morbidity and mortality in their sow herd. Sows showed fever, lethargy, oedema, mucosal discharge and dyspnoea. Necropsy revealed a severe fibrinous and purulent...

    Authors: Lukas Geiping, Henrik Detlefsen, Sara Trittmacher, Christoph Georg Baums, René Bergmann and Isabel Hennig-Pauka
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:48
  27. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most important health challenges in humans and animals. Antibiotic susceptibility determination is used to select the most suitable drug to treat animals according to its...

    Authors: Anna Vilaró, Elena Novell, Vicens Enrique-Tarancon, Jordi Baliellas and Lorenzo Fraile
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:47
  28. Our previous study observed that benzoic acid and 1-monolaurin have a synergistic bactericidal effect. Moreover, their improvement effect of benzoic acid and 1-monolaurin on the growth performance and diarrhea...

    Authors: Kai Wei, Xia Yang, Huasheng Zhao, Huanchun Chen and Weicheng Bei
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:46
  29. Understanding the financial consequences of endemically prevalent pathogens within the porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC) and the effects of interventions assists decision-making regarding disease prev...

    Authors: Marloes Boeters, Beatriz Garcia-Morante, Gerdien van Schaik, Joaquim Segalés, Jonathan Rushton and Wilma Steeneveld
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:45
  30. Haemorrhagic bowel syndrome (HBS) is a sporadically occurring disorder characterized by sudden death in pigs in combination with a pale and bloated carcass with no prior signs of disease. Most often HBS is aff...

    Authors: Fabienne Holenweger, Gertraud Schüpbach, Andreas Hofer, Xaver Sidler and Alexander Grahofer
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:44
  31. Batch production, a widely implemented production model in large-scale pig farms, was characterized by its long-term duration, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency. Nevertheless, the recent occurrence of African...

    Authors: Zhiqiang Hu, Qingyuan Liu, Xiaogang Tian, Lulu Li, Weisheng Wu, Wenchao Gao and Xiaowen Li
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:43
  32. The concentration of biomarkers in saliva could be influenced by several factors not related to the specific condition under analyses, which should be considered for proper clinical interpretation. In the pres...

    Authors: Y. Saco, R. Peña, M. Matas-Quintanilla, F. J. Ibáñez-López, M. Piñeiro, J. Sotillo, A. Bassols and A. M. Gutiérrez
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:42
  33. The importance of cystitis in pig production is controversial and sparse information is available on its frequency and etiology in sows. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of bacteriuria, ma...

    Authors: Lola Kathe Tolstrup, Páll Skúli Leifsson, Luca Guardabassi, Jens Peter Nielsen and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:41
  34. Vaccination of pigs against PCV2 is usually performed around weaning when animals still have maternally derived antibodies (MDA). The present study aimed to assess the possible interference of MDA in the devel...

    Authors: Gerard E. Martin-Valls, Martí Cortey, Hanny Swam, Marta Jiménez and Enric Mateu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:40
  35. Oral fluid (OF) is an easy-to-collect, inexpensive, fast and non-invasive sample to characterize health and welfare status of the pig. However, further standardisation of the collection methods is needed in or...

    Authors: Mario Andre S. Ornelas, María José López‑Martínez, Lorena Franco-Martínez, José J. Cerón, Alba Ortín-Bustillo, Camila Peres Rubio and Edgar Garcia Manzanilla
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:39
  36. Mixing pigs at weaning can compromise pig welfare and growth. Therefore, grouping littermates together may allow a diet nutrient and energy density reduction during the nursery period to reduce feed cost witho...

    Authors: Francesc González-Solé, Jordi Camp Montoro, David Solà-Oriol, José Francisco Pérez, Peadar G. Lawlor, Laura A. Boyle and Edgar Garcia Manzanilla
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:38
  37. Prolonged farrowing and more piglets born with low birth weight are undesirable consequences of genetic selection for increased litter size. The objective of the present observational study was to evaluate the...

    Authors: Alexandra Schoos, Bruno Bracco Donatelli Muro, Rafaella Fernandes Carnevale, Ilias Chantziaras, Evelien Biebaut, Geert Paul Jules Janssens and Dominiek Maes
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:37
  38. Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a contagious intestinal disease caused by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, and dehydration, which has caused huge economi...

    Authors: Bingzhou Zhang, Jie Qing, Zhong Yan, Yuntong Shi, Zewei Wang, Jing Chen, Junxian Li, Shuangxi Li, Weisheng Wu, Xiaofang Hu, Yang Li, Xiaoyang Zhang, Lili Wu, Shouyue Zhu, Zheng Yan, Yongquan Wang…
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:36
  39. When Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Choleraesuis (S. Choleraesuis) was detected in faecal samples collected within the Swedish Salmonella surveillance program from a gilt multiplying herd in Sept...

    Authors: Johanna Fjelkner, Cecilia Hultén, Magdalena Jacobson, Erik Nörregård and Beth Young
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:35
  40. Scrotal swelling is a clinical situation which can be caused by different aetiologies. In this case report, we describe a multi-week episode of unilateral and bilateral scrotal swelling in boars at an Austrian...

    Authors: Lukas Schwarz, Sophie Dürlinger, Vera Martin, Herbert Weißenböck, Rene Brunthaler, Till Rümenapf, Angelika Auer, Igor Loncaric, Irene Zimpernik, Nicole Reisinger, Bettina Behler-Wöchtl, Dragos Scarlet, Gary Althouse, Chris Kuster, Johannes Kauffold, Joaquim Segales…
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:17
  41. Neonatal coccidiosis is a common and important disease of suckling piglets in modern farming caused by Cystoisospora suis. Prevalence rates are high, namely, in Portugal, although no recent data are available. Th...

    Authors: Tiago Nunes, Vassilis Skampardonis, Francisco Costa, Maria Antónia da Conceição and Daniel Sperling
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:34
  42. Recently, in-feed medicinal zinc has been phased out in pig production in the European Union. This makes updated knowledge about porcine post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) crucial. The objectives of the present study...

    Authors: Esben Østergaard Eriksen, Egle Kudirkiene, Kristiane Barington, Nicole Bakkegård Goecke, Sophie Amalie Blirup-Plum, Jens Peter Nielsen, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Henrik Elvang Jensen, Karen Pankoke, Lars Erik Larsen, Gang Liu and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:33
  43. Small peptide chelated iron (SPCI), a novel iron supplementation in pig diets, owns growth-enhancing characteristics. Although a number of researches have been performed, there is no clear-cut evidence to show...

    Authors: Limei M. Sun, Bing Yu, Yuheng H. Luo, Ping Zheng, Zhiqing Huang, Jie Yu, Xiangbing Mao, Hui Yan, Junqiu Luo and Jun He
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:32
  44. Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a powerful statistical tool that can be used in animal production to evaluate the evolution of production parameters overtime in response to the implementation of a specifi...

    Authors: V. Artuso-Ponte, T. Steiner, F. Neher, Emilio L. Cano and A. Morillo-Alujas
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:16
  45. Across the European Union (EU), efforts are being made to achieve modernisation and harmonisation of meat inspection (MI) code systems. Lung lesions were prioritised as important animal based measures at slaug...

    Authors: Joana Pessoa, Conor McAloon, Laura Boyle, Edgar García Manzanilla, Tomas Norton and Maria Rodrigues da Costa
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:31
  46. African swine fever (ASF), caused by African swine fever virus (ASFV), is a fatal disease affecting wild and domestic pigs. Since China reported the first ASF outbreak in August 2018, ASFV has swept over the n...

    Authors: Sang-Ik Oh, Ngoc Anh Bui, Vuong Nghia Bui, Duy Tung Dao, Ara Cho, Han Gyu Lee, Young-Hun Jung, Yoon Jung Do, Eunju Kim, Eun-Yeong Bok, Tai-Young Hur and Hu Suk Lee
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:30
  47. The aim of this work was to study the prevalence and distribution of Porcine astrovirus (PAstV), Porcine kobuvirus (PKoV), Porcine torovirus (PToV), Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) and Porcine mastadenovirus (PAdV)...

    Authors: Héctor Puente, Héctor Arguello, Martí Cortey, Manuel Gómez-García, Oscar Mencía-Ares, Lucía Pérez-Perez, Ivan Díaz and Ana Carvajal
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:29
  48. Vitamin D may improve innate antimicrobial response and the integrity of the intestinal mucosal barrier representing an alternative to antibiotics for improving pig health. Therefore, benefits of dietary suppl...

    Authors: Carmen Álvarez-Delgado, Inés Ruedas-Torres, José M. Sánchez-Carvajal, Feliciano Priego-Capote, Laura Castillo-Peinado, Ángela Galán-Relaño, Pedro J. Moreno, Esperanza Díaz-Bueno, Benito Lozano-Buenestado, Irene M. Rodríguez-Gómez, Librado Carrasco, Francisco J. Pallarés and Jaime Gómez-Laguna
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:15
  49. Aujeszky’s disease virus (ADV) primarily infects domestic pigs and wild boars, causing the abortion and death of young piglets due to central nervous system disorders. In Japan, the national eradication progra...

    Authors: Emi Yamaguchi, Michihiro Takagi, Makoto Osaki, Yoko Hayama and Takehisa Yamamoto
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:28