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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Short communication

    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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:21

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  13. Content type: Review

    Artificial insemination (AI) is the preferred method for reproduction in the majority of the intensive pig production systems Worldwide. To this end, fresh extended ready-to-use semen doses are either purchase...

    Authors: Alfonso Lopez Rodriguez, Ann Van Soom, Ioannis Arsenakis and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:15

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  14. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:13

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  15. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:14

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  16. Content type: Research

    Repeat-breeder females increase non-productive days (NPD) and decrease herd productivity and profitability. The objectives of the present study were 1) to define severe repeat-breeder (SRB) females in commerci...

    Authors: Satomi Tani, Carlos Piñeiro and Yuzo Koketsu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:12

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  17. Content type: Case Study

    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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:11

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  18. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:10

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  19. Content type: Research

    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) ...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:7

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  20. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:9

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  21. Content type: Research

    Straw is one of the most effective rooting materials to reduce tail biting in pigs. A so-called foraging-tower (FT) provides only small quantities of straw compatible with liquid manure systems. The focus of t...

    Authors: Carolin Holling, Elisabeth grosse Beilage, Beatriz Vidondo and Christina Nathues

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:4

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  22. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:6

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