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  1. Review

    Genetic resistance - an alternative for controlling PRRS?

    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...

    Gerald Reiner

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:27

    Published on: 16 November 2016

  2. Case Report

    Emergence of a virulent porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) 1 strain in Lower Austria

    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...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:28

    Published on: 1 November 2016

  3. Case study

    Implementing drinking water feed additive strategies in post-weaning piglets, antibiotic reduction and performance impacts: case study

    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...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:25

    Published on: 16 October 2016

  4. Research

    Comparison of the antimicrobial consumption in weaning pigs in Danish sow herds with different vaccine purchase patterns during 2013

    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 ...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:23

    Published on: 1 October 2016

  5. Research

    Production results from piglets vaccinated in a field study in Spain with a Type 1 Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive virus modified live vaccine

    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,...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:22

    Published on: 1 October 2016

  6. Research

    Partial substitution, with their chelated complexes, of the inorganic zinc, copper and manganese in sow diets reduced the laminitic lesions in the claws and improved the morphometric characteristics of the hoof horn of sows from three Greek herds

    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...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:26

    Published on: 7 September 2016

  7. Research

    Prevalence of virulence factors in enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli isolated from pigs with post-weaning diarrhoea in Europe

    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...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:20

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  8. Research

    Vaccination of piglets at 2 and 3 weeks of age with Ingelvac PRRSFLEX® EU provides protection against heterologous field challenge in the face of homologous maternally derived antibodies

    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...

    Gyula Balka, Karla Dreckmann, György Papp and Christian Kraft

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:24

    Published on: 14 August 2016

  9. Case Report

    Clinical problems due to encephalomyocarditis virus infections in two pig herds

    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...

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

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:19

    Published on: 7 August 2016

  10. Review

    Reproduction of group-housed sows

    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...

    Olli Peltoniemi, Stefan Björkman and Dominiek Maes

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:15

    Published on: 1 July 2016

  11. Review

    Impact of group housing of pregnant sows on health

    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...

    Dominiek Maes, Liesbet Pluym and Olli Peltoniemi

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:17

    Published on: 1 July 2016

  12. Commentary

    A comment on the paper ‘A comparison between lesions found during meat inspection of finishing pigs raised under organic/free-range conditions and conventional indoor conditions’ by Alban et al. 2015

    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...

    Jan Tind Sørensen

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:14

    Published on: 9 June 2016

  13. Short report

    Preliminary findings on the effect of the pig appeasing pheromone in a slow releasing block on the welfare of pigs at weaning

    The pig appeasing pheromone (PAP) applied in spray has shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of aggression and the stress response of young and adult pigs under experimental conditions. This prelimin...

    Déborah Temple, Héloïse Barthélémy, Eva Mainau, Alessandro Cozzi, Marta Amat, Maria Eugênia Canozzi, Patrick Pageat and Xavier Manteca

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:13

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  14. Research

    Modified-live PRRSV subtype 1 vaccine UNISTRAIN® PRRS provides a partial clinical and virological protection upon challenge with East European subtype 3 PRRSV strain Lena

    Western European porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) strains cause limited and mild clinical signs whereas more virulent strains are circulating in Eastern Europe. The emergence of such...

    Caroline Bonckaert, Karen van der Meulen, Isaac Rodríguez-Ballarà, Rafael Pedrazuela Sanz, Mar Fenech Martinez and Hans J. Nauwynck

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:12

    Published on: 9 May 2016

  15. Research

    Evaluation of the relationship between the biosecurity status, production parameters, herd characteristics and antimicrobial usage in farrow-to-finish pig production in four EU countries

    High antimicrobial usage and the threat of antimicrobial resistance highlighted the need for reduced antimicrobial usage in pig production. Prevention of disease however, is necessary to obtain a reduced need ...

    Merel Postma, Annette Backhans, Lucie Collineau, Svenja Loesken, Marie Sjölund, Catherine Belloc, Ulf Emanuelson, Elisabeth grosse Beilage, Elisabeth Okholm Nielsen, Katharina D. C. Stärk and Jeroen Dewulf

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:9

    Published on: 1 May 2016

  16. Research

    Lameness in piglets – should pain killers be included at treatment?

    Joint swelling and lameness are the most obvious and persistent clinical signs of infectious arthritis in piglets. For a positive treatment effect of piglets with arthritis, early initiated treatments with ant...

    Mate Zoric, Ulla Schmidt, Anna Wallenbeck and Per Wallgren

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:8

    Published on: 8 March 2016

  17. Research

    Factors affecting the daily feed intake and feed conversion ratio of pigs in grow-finishing units: the case of a company

    The aim of this study was to use mathematical modeling to identify and quantify the main factors that affect daily feed intake (DFI) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) in grow-finishing (GF) pig units. We evaluat...

    C. R. Pierozan, P. S. Agostini, J. Gasa, A. K. Novais, C. P. Dias, R. S. K. Santos, M. Pereira Jr, J. G. Nagi, J. B. Alves and C. A. Silva

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:7

    Published on: 1 March 2016

  18. Research

    Risk factors for oral antimicrobial consumption in Swiss fattening pig farms – a case–control study

    Antimicrobial consumption in veterinary medicine is of great importance. Increased awareness by the public and media has led to demands for decreased use of antimicrobials in pigs. This study aimed to identify...

    Corinne Arnold, Gertraud Schüpbach-Regula, Patricia Hirsiger, Julia Malik, Patricia Scheer, Xaver Sidler, Peter Spring, Judith Peter-Egli and Myriam Harisberger

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:5

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  19. Research

    Influence of spray dried porcine plasma in starter diets associated with a conventional vaccination program on wean to finish performance

    Conventional vaccination programs using a single injection of a combined vaccine against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (MHYO) can promote a strong immune response that reduces f...

    Joan Pujols, Joaquim Segalés, Javier Polo, Carmen Rodríguez, Joy Campbell and Joe Crenshaw

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:4

    Published on: 8 February 2016

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