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  1. Nutritional strategies for sows designed to reduce peripartum stress are suggested to support postpartum recovery and productivity. Spray-dried plasma (SDP) in sow feed has been reported to benefit sow and lit...

    Authors: Joe Crenshaw, Laura Lafoz del Río, Luis Sanjoaquin, Simon Tibble, Francesc González-Solé, David Solà-Oriol, Carmen Rodriguez, Joy Campbell and Javier Polo

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:11

    Content type: Research

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  2. Managing body weight (BW) variation is a challenge in farrow-to-finish farms implementing all-in/all-out (AIAO) production systems due to the lack of “off-site” facilities to segregate slow growing pigs (SGP)....

    Authors: Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Edgar García Manzanilla, Alessia Diana, Nienke van Staaveren, Alberto Torres-Pitarch, Laura Ann Boyle and Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:10

    Content type: Case study

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  3. Classical swine fever (CSF) is one of the most devastating pig diseases that affect the swine industry worldwide. Besides stamping out policy for eradication, immunization with vaccines of live attenuated CSF ...

    Authors: Jing-Yuan Chen, Chi-Ming Wu, Zeng-Weng Chen, Chih-Ming Liao, Ming-Chung Deng, Min-Yuan Chia, Chienjin Huang and Maw-Sheng Chien

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:9

    Content type: Research

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  4. Enzyme supplementation with a β-mannanase to degrade β-mannan fibers present in the diet has been shown to restore and improve performance in swine. The current study was conducted on a farm which had historic...

    Authors: Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Karl Poulsen and Olivier Thas

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:8

    Content type: Research

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  5. Low space allowance (SA) and mixing may result in reduced growth performance (GP) and animal welfare issues because of adverse social behaviours directed to pen mates. This could be exacerbated in pens with si...

    Authors: Jordi Camp Montoro, Laura Ann Boyle, David Solà-Oriol, Ramon Muns, Josep Gasa and Edgar Garcia Manzanilla

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:7

    Content type: Research

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  6. In the last two decades, in France, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) stabilization protocols have been implemented using mass vaccination with a modified live vaccine (MLV), herd clo...

    Authors: A. Lebret, P. Berton, V. Normand, I. Messager, N. Robert, F. Bouchet, M. Brissonnier and G. Boulbria

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:6

    Content type: Case report

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  7. The perception of the importance of animal health and its relationship with biosecurity has increased in recent years with the emergence and re-emergence of several diseases difficult to control. This is parti...

    Authors: Laura Valeria Alarcón, Alberto Allepuz Alberto and Enric Mateu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:5

    Content type: Review

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  8. Piglet pre-weaning mortality (PWM) is one of the biggest problems regarding sow performance and piglet welfare. Recently, PWM has increased in some countries, but it is not known if there are similar increases...

    Authors: Yuzo Koketsu, Ryosuke Iida and Carlos Piñeiro

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:4

    Content type: Research

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  9. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) continues to be a major economic issue for the swine industry worldwide, not only due to acute outbreaks but also endemic infections. PRRS disease se...

    Authors: C. Renken, C. Nathues, H. Swam, K. Fiebig, C. Weiss, M. Eddicks, M. Ritzmann and H. Nathues

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:3

    Content type: Research

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  10. Free-range pig farming represents a minor proportion of pig production in France but is attracting an increasing number of farmers because of societal expectations and the opportunity to use pasture-grazed for...

    Authors: Agnès Waret-Szkuta, Laura Jégou, Marie Noelle Lucas, Nicolas Gaide, Hervé Morvan and Guy-Pierre Martineau

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:2

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Deliberate infection of humans with smallpox, also known as variolation, was a common practice in Asia and dates back to the fifteenth century. The world’s first human vaccination was administered in 1796 by E...

    Authors: Tanja Opriessnig, Ashley A. Mattei, Anbu K. Karuppannan and Patrick G. Halbur

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:1

    Content type: Review

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  12. Multiple diagnostic procedures, their results and interpretation in a case with severe lameness in fattening pigs are described. It is shown that selected diagnostic steps lead to identification of various ris...

    Authors: B. Wegner, J. Tenhündfeld, J. Vogels, M. Beumer, J. Kamphues, F. Hansmann, H. Rieger, E. grosse Beilage and I. Hennig-Pauka

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:41

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Farrowing induction with prostaglandin F2 analogue cloprostenol is commonly used on commercial farms to manage the timing of farrowing. When labour induction is applied, the questions arise about possible side...

    Authors: Karolina Hlavová, Hana Kudláčková and Martin Faldyna

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:35

    Content type: Research

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  14. Pluck lesions are associated with decreased performance in grower-finisher pigs, but their economic impact needs to be further investigated. This study aimed to identify the main pluck lesions and the cut-off ...

    Authors: Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Laurence Shalloo, Jarkko K. Niemi, Finola Catherine Leonard, Daniel Crespo-Piazuelo, Josep Gasa and Edgar García Manzanilla

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:40

    Content type: Research

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  15. Serological screening is a common method to monitor antibody response to pathogen exposure, but results could vary due to several factors. This study aimed to quantify animal and management related factors ass...

    Authors: Rose Mary Fitzgerald, Helen O’Shea, Edgar García Manzanilla, John Moriarty, Hugh McGlynn and Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:34

    Content type: Research

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  16. The efficacy of a water soluble formulation of tylvalosin (Aivlosin® 625 mg/g granules) was evaluated in the treatment and metaphylaxis of Enzootic Pneumonia (EP) in pigs. In all four trials, pigs in the tylva...

    Authors: Alfonso Lopez Rodriguez, Anna Catharina Berge, Cliff Ramage, Ryan Saltzman, Rickie J. Domangue, Mark J. Gnozzio, Annika Muller, Pascale Sierra and Hafid A. Benchaoui

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:39

    Content type: Research

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  17. Tuberculosis like lesions (TBL) in free-range pigs are characterised by presenting a marked heterogeneity in pathology and microbiology features, with a notorious role of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC),...

    Authors: Fernando Cardoso-Toset, Jaime Gómez-Laguna, Lidia Gómez-Gascón, Irene M. Rodríguez-Gómez, Angela Galán-Relaño, Librado Carrasco, Carmen Tarradas, Ana I. Vela and Inmaculada Luque

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:36

    Content type: Research

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  18. Mycoplasma hyorhinis is an invader of the upper respiratory tract in swine that is considered to have ubiquitous distribution. It is mainly known for causing polyserositis and polyarthritis in weaned piglets, eve...

    Authors: Moritz Bünger, Rene Brunthaler, Christine Unterweger, Igor Loncaric, Maximiliane Dippel, Ursula Ruczizka, Lukas Schwarz, Alfred Griessler, Thomas Voglmayr, Doris Verhovsek, Andrea Ladinig and Joachim Spergser

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:38

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Vitrification may severely affect cumulus cells and oocyte morphology and viability, limiting their maturation and developmental potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the gap junction intercellular ...

    Authors: Fahiel Casillas, Yvonne Ducolomb, Alma López and Miguel Betancourt

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:37

    Content type: Short communication

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  20. Swine inflammation and necrosis syndrome (SINS) is a newly identified syndrome in swine that can affect different parts of the extremities in suckling piglets. This study investigates the hypotheses that the c...

    Authors: Gerald Reiner, Josef Kühling, Mirjam Lechner, Hansjörg Schrade, Janine Saltzmann, Christoph Muelling, Sven Dänicke and Frederik Loewenstein

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:32

    Content type: Research

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  21. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease of importance to public health and in livestock productions. It causes significant economic losses in pig breeding farms worldwide. However, actual transmission cycles and d...

    Authors: Kathi Scheinpflug, Sabine Schiller, Helen Jäkel, Martin Schulze, Dagmar Waberski and Kristin Mühldorfer

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:31

    Content type: Short communication

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  22. It is now widely recognised that a positive human-animal relationship is beneficial not only for farm animals’ welfare but also for productivity and the quality of products. A better understanding of animal em...

    Authors: Míriam Marcet-Rius, Patrick Pageat, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Eva Teruel, Philippe Monneret, Julien Leclercq and Alessandro Cozzi

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  23. So far, three porcine hemoplasmas (PH) have been identified, namely Mycoplasma suis, Mycoplasma parvum, and Mycoplasma haemosuis. The first one is the main agent associated with porcine hemoplasmosis, a possible ...

    Authors: Fernando Antônio Moreira Petri, Karina Sonalio, Henrique Meiroz de Souza Almeida, Maria Eugênia Silveira Ferraz, Gabriel Yuri Storino, Mauro Rodrigo de Souza, Marcos Rogério André and Luis Guilherme de Oliveira

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:33

    Content type: Research

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  24. Recent decades have seen both rapid growth and extensive consolidation in swine production. As a collateral effect, these changes have exacerbated the circulation of viruses and challenged our ability to preve...

    Authors: Alexandra Henao-Diaz, Luis Giménez-Lirola, David H. Baum and Jeffrey Zimmerman

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:28

    Content type: Review

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  25. There is concern that the use of antimicrobials in livestock production has a role in the emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in animals and humans. Consequently, there are increasing effor...

    Authors: Lorcan O’Neill, Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Finola C. Leonard, James Gibbons, Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Gerard McCutcheon and Edgar García Manzanilla

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  26. In July 2019, a PRRSV-negative boar station was infected with a recombinant of two PRRSV vaccine strains, which subsequently spread to at least 36 herds that had received semen from the boar station. In the fo...

    Authors: C. S. Kristensen, M. G. Christiansen, K. Pedersen and L. E. Larsen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:26

    Content type: Research

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  27. The efficacy of a novel inactivated intradermal Lawsonia intracellularis vaccine, Porcilis® Lawsonia ID, was evaluated in two experimental vaccination-challenge studies and under field conditions on a farm with a...

    Authors: A. A. C. Jacobs, F. Harks, R. Pauwels, Q. Cao, H. Holtslag, S. Pel and R. P. A. M. Segers

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  28. Brachyspira infections are causing major losses to the pig industry and lead to high antimicrobial use. Treatment of Brachyspira (B.) hyodysenteriae infections may be problematic due to the high level of antimicr...

    Authors: Willem Neirynck, Filip Boyen, Ilias Chantziaras, Tamara Vandersmissen, Philip Vyt, Freddy Haesebrouck, Jeroen Dewulf and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  29. Infectious diseases are of great economic importance in commercial pig production, causing both clinical and subclinical disease, with influence on welfare, productivity, and antibiotic use. The causes of thes...

    Authors: Nicole B. Goecke, Maja Kobberø, Thomas K. Kusk, Charlotte K. Hjulsager, Ken Steen Pedersen, Charlotte S. Kristensen and Lars E. Larsen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  30. A Voluntary Human Approach Test (VHAT) was performed in pig pens, and relationships between environmental conditions and welfare indicators were investigated. Five variables were measured in 1668 pens in 214 f...

    Authors: Birte Wegner, Ines Spiekermeier, Hendrik Nienhoff, Julia Große-Kleimann, Karl Rohn, Henning Meyer, Heiko Plate, Hubert Gerhardy, Lothar Kreienbrock, Elisabeth Grosse Beilage and Nicole Kemper

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  31. Thrombocytopenia is an immune-mediated disease, which affects suckling piglets. Piglets are pale and inactive, show multiple hemorrhages and often die within days. Pathological examination reveals severe haemo...

    Authors: Sara Joller, Irene M. Häfliger, Cord Drögemüller, Olivia K. Richard and Alexander Grahofer

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:18

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Spray dried plasma (SDP) is a functional protein source obtained from blood of healthy animals, approved by the veterinary authorities from animals declared to be fit for slaughter for human consumption. Blood...

    Authors: Elena Blázquez, Carmen Rodríguez, Jesús Ródenas, Joaquim Segalés, Joan Pujols and Javier Polo

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:16

    Content type: Review

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  33. Asia is a major pig producer of the world, and at present, African swine fever virus (ASFV) continues to significantly impact the Asian pig industry. Since more than 50% of the world’s pig population is in Asi...

    Authors: Roongtham Kedkovid, Chaitawat Sirisereewan and Roongroje Thanawongnuwech

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:20

    Content type: Review

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  34. African swine fever (ASF), a disease of obligatory declaration to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), has contributed to poverty and underdevelopment of affected areas. The presence of ASF has been...

    Authors: Laia Bosch-Camós, Elisabeth López and Fernando Rodriguez

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:17

    Content type: Review

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  35. Authors: Mathieu Brissonnier, Valérie Normand, Arnaud Lebret, Pierre-Yves Moalic, Anne-Sophie Guyomard, Véronique Bachy, Pauline Berton, Vincent Auvigne, Franck Bouchet and Gwenaël Boulbria

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  36. Fibre sources as feed components with specific physical characteristics like a high swelling capacity (SC), viscosity and water-binding capacity (WBC) have been discussed to affect sow behaviour and to have lo...

    Authors: Miriam Priester, Christian Visscher, Michaela Fels, Karl Rohn and Georg Dusel

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  37. The heightened prevalence of Salmonella Typhimurium remains a public health and food safety concern. Studies have reported antibiotic, flavophospholipol, may have the ability to reduce Salmonella in swine, as wel...

    Authors: Saranya Nair, Abdolvahab Farzan, J. Scott Weese, Zvonimir Poljak and Robert M. Friendship

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  38. Streptococcus (S.) suis is a major porcine pathogen causing high morbidity worldwide. This includes well-managed herds with high hygiene standards. In Europe, no licensed vaccine is available. As practitioners ar...

    Authors: Karoline Rieckmann, Sophia-Mareike Pendzialek, Thomas Vahlenkamp and Christoph G. Baums

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:12

    Content type: Review

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  39. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) and Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) are two of the most significant infectious agents causing economic losses in the weaning to slaughter period. Due to their similar vaccination age,...

    Authors: M. Sibila, G. Guevara, R. Cuadrado, P. Pleguezuelos, D. Pérez, A. Pérez de Rozas, E. Huerta, A. Llorens, O. Valero, M. Pérez, C. López, R. Krejci and J. Segalés

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  40. Norovirus (NoV) has emerged as one of the major causative agents of non-bacterial, food- and water-borne gastroenteritis in humans, with the main genogroup involved in human outbreaks (GII), which has been det...

    Authors: Andrea Laconi, Lara Cavicchio, Luca Tassoni, Giovanni Cunial, Adelaide Milani, Martina Ustulin, Guido Di Martino, Mario Forzan, Mery Campalto, Isabella Monne and Maria Serena Beato

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:9

    Content type: Short communication

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  41. We investigated the prevalence of tail lesions in batches of undocked slaughter pigs in herds just before delivery to an abattoir. At the abattoir, dehaired and scalded carcasses were submitted to routine meat...

    Authors: Hanne Kongsted, Leslie Foldager and Jan Tind Sørensen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:10

    Content type: Short communication

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  42. The frequent usage of antibiotics in livestock has led to the spread of resistant bacteria within animals and their products, with a global warning in public health and veterinarians to monitor such resistance...

    Authors: Laia Aguirre, Anna Vidal, Chiara Seminati, Montse Tello, Noelia Redondo, Laila Darwich and Marga Martín

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  43. Over the last two decades, the pig population in Africa has grown rapidly, reflecting the increased adoption of pig production as an important economic activity. Of all species, pigs are likely to constitute a...

    Authors: P. Oba, B. Wieland, F. N. Mwiine, J. Erume, E. Gertzell, M. Jacobson and M. M. Dione

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:5

    Content type: Review

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  44. The reduction of antimicrobial usage (AMU) is in the focus in modern pig production. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of alternatives to reduce AMU at herd level. In a prospective st...

    Authors: Svenja Raasch, Lucie Collineau, Merel Postma, Annette Backhans, Marie Sjölund, Catherine Belloc, Ulf Emanuelson, Elisabeth grosse Beilage, Katharina Stärk and Jeroen Dewulf

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  45. Mycoplasma suis (M. suis) is an haemotropic Mycoplasma that adheres and invades erythrocytes and is responsible for infectious anaemia of pigs. Infections with M. suis have been reported worldwide. Clinical signs...

    Authors: Valérie Normand, Gwenaël Boulbria, Mathieu Brissonnier, Véronique Bachy, Pierre-Yves Moalic, Pauline Berton, Franck Bouchet and Arnaud Lebret

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:3

    Content type: Short communication

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  46. Our objectives were to characterize sow life and herd-life performance and examine two-way interactions between age at first-mating (AFM) and either herd size or herd productivity groups for the performance of...

    Authors: Yuzo Koketsu, Ryosuke Iida and Carlos Piñeiro

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  47. Reproductive failure in sow herds due to infection with influenza A viruses has been described in the literature, but only a few studies have focused on the pathogenesis and the clinical signs of the infection...

    Authors: Sophie Gumbert, Sebastian Froehlich, Anna Rieger, Julia Stadler, Mathias Ritzmann and Susanne Zoels

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:4

    Content type: Research

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