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  1. Growing and finishing performances of pigs strongly influence farm efficiency and profitability. The performances of the pigs rely on the herd health status and also on several non-infectious factors. Many rec...

    Authors: C. Fablet, N. Rose, B. Grasland, N. Robert, E. Lewandowski and M. Gosselin

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:6

    Content type: Research

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  2. Infection with respiratory pathogens can influence production as well as animal welfare. There is an economical and ethical need to treat pigs that suffer from respiratory diseases. Our aim was the evaluation ...

    Authors: Outi Hälli, Minna Haimi-Hakala, Tapio Laurila, Claudio Oliviero, Elina Viitasaari, Toomas Orro, Olli Peltoniemi, Mika Scheinin, Saija Sirén, Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:7

    Content type: Research

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  3. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) diagnostics in live pigs often involves pooled serum and/or oral fluid samples for group-level determination of viral load by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (...

    Authors: Gitte Blach Nielsen, Jens Peter Nielsen, John Haugegaard, Sanne Christiansen Leth, Lars E. Larsen, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen, Ken Steen Pedersen, Helle Stege, Charlotte K. Hjulsager and Hans Houe

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:2

    Content type: Research

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  7. 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

    Content type: Short communication

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Short communication

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  10. 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

    Content type: Case Report

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Short communication

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  16. 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

    Content type: Review

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Case Study

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. Hyper-prolific sows produce more piglets than they can suckle, as the number of milk producing teats of the sow is lower (twelve to sixteen) than the number of live born piglets per litter. Farmers and farm wo...

    Authors: Manon A. M. Houben, Tijs J. Tobias and Manon M. C. Holstege

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:2

    Content type: Case Report

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  27. A controlled, randomised, and blinded trial performed on a conventional French farrow-to-finish farm compared the efficacy of a one-shot bivalent ready to use vaccine, Porcilis® PCV M. Hyo (group PCVM), to tha...

    Authors: Eric Pagot, Martial Rigaut, David Roudaut, Luca Panzavolta, Rika Jolie and Didier Duivon

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:3

    Content type: Short report

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  28. Feed contaminated with feces from infected pigs is believed to be a potential route of transmission of porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV). The objective of this study was to determine if the addition of commerc...

    Authors: Katie M. Cottingim, Harsha Verma, Pedro E. Urriola, Fernando Sampedro, Gerald C. Shurson and Sagar M. Goyal

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2017 3:5

    Content type: Research

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  29. In 2010, the ‘European Declaration on alternatives to surgical castration of pigs’ was agreed. The Declaration stipulates that from January 1, 2012, surgical castration of pigs shall only be performed with pro...

    Authors: Nancy De Briyne, Charlotte Berg, Thomas Blaha and Déborah Temple

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:29

    Content type: Research

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  30. PRRS is one of the most challenging diseases for world-wide pig production. Attempts for a sustainable control of this scourge by vaccination have not yet fully satisfied. With an increasing knowledge and meth...

    Authors: Gerald Reiner

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:27

    Content type: Review

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  31. In spring 2015, an outbreak of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) struck Lower Austria caused by a PRRS virus (PRRSV) strain spreading rapidly among both previously PRRSV negative and vaccina...

    Authors: Leonie J Sinn, Eva Klingler, Benjamin Lamp, Rene Brunthaler, Herbert Weissenböck, Till Rümenapf and Andrea Ladinig

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:28

    Content type: Case Report

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  32. Piglets at weaning suffer many stressors such as sudden change of feed, change in group composition and the end of lactogenic immunity. These stressors may cause poor growth performance. There is a need for al...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Mesonero Escuredo, Yvonne van der Horst, John Carr and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:25

    Content type: Case study

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  33. There is growing concern about development of antimicrobial resistance due to use of antimicrobials (AMs) in livestock production. Identifying efficient alternatives, including vaccination, is a priority. The ...

    Authors: Carolina Temtem, Amanda Brinch Kruse, Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen, Ken Steen Pedersen and Lis Alban

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:23

    Content type: Research

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  34. PRRS is a viral disease of pigs and sows that is one of the most costly to the pig industry worldwide. The disease can be controlled by focusing on different aspects. One of them is the vaccination of piglets,...

    Authors: Guillermo Cano, Marcia Oliveira Cavalcanti, Francois-Xavier Orveillon, Jeremy Kroll, Oliver Gomez-Duran, Alberto Morillo and Christian Kraft

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:22

    Content type: Research

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  35. Hoof lesions in sows have been associated with lameness and poor hoof horn quality. The mechanical strength and quality of hoof horn is determined by the density and diameter of horn tubules, which were recent...

    Authors: Nikoleta Varagka, Marina Lisgara, Vassilis Skampardonis, Vassilis Psychas and Leonidas Leontides

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:26

    Content type: Research

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  36. Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD), due to Escherichia coli, is an important cause of economic losses to the pig industry primarily as a result of mortality and worsened productive performance. In spite of its relevanc...

    Authors: Andrea Luppi, Mariavittoria Gibellini, Thomas Gin, Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Virginie Vandenbroucke, Rolf Bauerfeind, Paolo Bonilauri, Geoffrey Labarque and Álvaro Hidalgo

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:20

    Content type: Research

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  37. Due to difficulties in eradicating porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) linked to biosecurity challenges, transmission of the virus and the lack of efficient DIVA vaccines, successful control o...

    Authors: Gyula Balka, Karla Dreckmann, György Papp and Christian Kraft

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:24

    Content type: Research

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  38. Infections with encephalomyocarditis virus may cause myocarditis and sudden death in young pigs and reproduction disorders in sows. The presence of encephalomyocarditis virus infected rodents is considered a m...

    Authors: Klaas Vansteenkiste, Tommy Van Limbergen, Ruben Decaluwé, Marylène Tignon, Brigitte Cay and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:19

    Content type: Case Report

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  39. Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing problem and reducing AM use is critical in limiting its severity. The underlying causes of antimicrobial use at pig farm level must be understood to select effective r...

    Authors: Annette Backhans, Marie Sjölund, Ann Lindberg and Ulf Emanuelson

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:18

    Content type: Research

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  40. Group housing of sows during gestation is mandatory in the EU since 2013. Compared to housing in individual crates, group housing allows the animals to express normal activity and behavior. The present paper d...

    Authors: Dominiek Maes, Liesbet Pluym and Olli Peltoniemi

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:17

    Content type: Review

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  41. The sow is a social animal in her behavior throughout the reproductive cycle. An exception to her preference for being a part of a social group occurs one to two1–2 d days prior to farrowing, when she separate...

    Authors: Olli Peltoniemi, Stefan Björkman and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:15

    Content type: Review

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  42. This is a critical comment on a paper published in Porcine Health Management in 2015, presenting a comparison between lesions from meat inspection at one abattoir on slaughter pigs classified in to two differe...

    Authors: Jan Tind Sørensen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:14

    Content type: Commentary

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