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Table 1 General description of the farms (n = 10) and diagnostic information about Brachyspira hyodysenteriae

From: Implementation and evaluation of different eradication strategies for Brachyspira hyodysenteriae

  Farm number
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Type of farma gilt rearing farrow-to-finish sow fattening farrow-to-finish fattening sow sow fattening fattening
Farm sizeb 1050 160 480 430 125 9000 280 550 2600 2300
Purchase of animals at 10 weeks breeding gilts at 7 months no at 10 weeks no at 10 weeks no no at 10 weeks at 10 weeks
All-in/all-out at … level
 Site no no no yes no no no no no no
 Barn no no no yes no yes no no no yes
 Room yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Type of feed
 Sows meal pellets meal   pellets   meal meal   
 Fattening pigs / gilts meal meal   meal meal meal    meal meal
Brachyspira hyodysenteriaec
 Detected by … PCR PCR, culture PCR, culture culture PCR culture PCR, culture culture culture culture
Other Brachyspira spp. (culture)c pilosicoli, murdochii, innocens     murdochii murdochii     
  1. a Gilt rearing: from 10 weeks until pregnancy testing; sow farm: pigs raised until 10 weeks of age
  2. b Farm size: number of gilts (gilt rearing), sows (sow farm / farrow-to-finish), fattening pigs (fattening)
  3. c Based on diagnostics during the last year prior to the study