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  1. The aim of this work was to study the prevalence and distribution of Porcine astrovirus (PAstV), Porcine kobuvirus (PKoV), Porcine torovirus (PToV), Mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) and Porcine mastadenovirus (PAdV)...

    Authors: Héctor Puente, Héctor Arguello, Martí Cortey, Manuel Gómez-García, Oscar Mencía-Ares, Lucía Pérez-Perez, Ivan Díaz and Ana Carvajal
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:29
  2. Vitamin D may improve innate antimicrobial response and the integrity of the intestinal mucosal barrier representing an alternative to antibiotics for improving pig health. Therefore, benefits of dietary suppl...

    Authors: Carmen Álvarez-Delgado, Inés Ruedas-Torres, José M. Sánchez-Carvajal, Feliciano Priego-Capote, Laura Castillo-Peinado, Ángela Galán-Relaño, Pedro J. Moreno, Esperanza Díaz-Bueno, Benito Lozano-Buenestado, Irene M. Rodríguez-Gómez, Librado Carrasco, Francisco J. Pallarés and Jaime Gómez-Laguna
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:15
  3. Aujeszky’s disease virus (ADV) primarily infects domestic pigs and wild boars, causing the abortion and death of young piglets due to central nervous system disorders. In Japan, the national eradication progra...

    Authors: Emi Yamaguchi, Michihiro Takagi, Makoto Osaki, Yoko Hayama and Takehisa Yamamoto
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:28
  4. Diagnosing and treatment of diseases in pigs are important to maintain animal welfare, food safety and productivity. At the same time antimicrobial resistance is increasing, and therefore, antibiotic treatment...

    Authors: Kristiane Barington, Esben Østergaard Eriksen, Egle Kudirkiene, Karen Pankoke, Katrine Top Hartmann, Mette Sif Hansen, Henrik Elvang Jensen, Sophie Amalie Blirup-Plum, Benjamin Meyer Jørgensen, Jens Peter Nielsen, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Nicole Bakkegård Goecke, Lars Erik Larsen and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:26
  5. This paper aimed to assess the success of cleaning and disinfection on microbiological contamination of anesthetic masks, which were used for automated isoflurane anesthesia for surgical castration of male pig...

    Authors: L. Friedrich, E. Winner, H. Härtel, S. Gumbert, S. Zöls, M. Ritzmann, M. Beisl, K. Kempf, A. von Altrock, N. Kemper and J. Schulz
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:25
  6. Stress, herd transfer, and food changes experienced by nursery and fattening pigs can lead to reduced performance, reduced digestion and absorption, and impaired intestinal health. Given the role of essential ...

    Authors: Bi-Chen Zhao, Tian-Hao Wang, Jian Chen, Bai-Hao Qiu, Ya-Ru Xu, Qing Zhang, Jian-Jie Li, Chun-Jiang Wang, Qiu-Feng Nie and Jin-Long Li
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:24
  7. The interest in acetate and propionate as short chain fatty acids (SCFA) derives from research on alternative strategies to the utilization of antibiotics in pig farms. SCFA have a protective role on the intes...

    Authors: Melania Andrani, Paolo Borghetti, Francesca Ravanetti, Valeria Cavalli, Luca Ferrari, Elena De Angelis, Paolo Martelli and Roberta Saleri
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:23
  8. Leg weakness affects animal welfare and is one of the primary reasons for culling of boars. Low bone mineral density (BMD) is one of the primary factors contributing to leg weakness. Low BMD also appeared to b...

    Authors: Lingling Hu, Jinxin Lu, Liangliang Guo, Jiajian Tan, Haiqing Sun, Yuanfei Zhou, Yinghui Wu, Hongkui Wei, Siwen Jiang and Jian Peng
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:22
  9. In tropical environments, boar semen is prepared either from a boar on the same farm as the sow herd or collected in semen collection centers and then transported to other farms. Thus, the semen doses can be u...

    Authors: CongBang Ngo, Junpen Suwimonteerabutr, Nuvee Prapasarakul, Jane M. Morrell and Padet Tummaruk
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:21
  10. Indirect transmission of influenza A virus (IAV) contributes to virus spread in pigs. To identify farm management activities with the ability to contaminate farmworkers’ hands and clothing that then could be a...

    Authors: Gustavo Lopez-Moreno, Marie R. Culhane, Peter Davies, Cesar Corzo, Matthew W. Allerson and Montserrat Torremorell
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:13
  11. Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a frequent, multifactorial disease of piglets leading to increased mortality rates and high economic losses. Due to the emergence of multi-resistant Escherichia coli isolates and t...

    Authors: Renzhammer René, Vetter Sebastian, Dolezal Marlies, Schwarz Lukas, Käsbohrer Annemarie and Ladinig Andrea
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:20

    The Correction to this article has been published in Porcine Health Management 2023 9:27

  12. Tail biting is a multifactorial problem. As the health status is one of the factors commonly linked to tail biting, this study focuses on the health of identified biters. 30 (obsessive) biters are compared to ...

    Authors: I. Czycholl, K. Büttner, D. Becker, C. Schwennen, W. Baumgärtner, W. Otten, M. Wendt, C. Puff and J. Krieter
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:19
  13. Riboflavin deficiency can lead to premature farrowing, stillborn piglets, weak-born piglets and neonatal death. Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is considered essential for reproductive function. The longer the period ...

    Authors: Camilla Torreggiani, Dominiek Maes, Luigi Franchi, Valeria Raffi, Elena Borri, Alice Prosperi, Chiara Chiapponi and Andrea Luppi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:12
  14. In swine intestinal barrier deterioration can be caused by exposure to harmful bacteria, toxins or contaminants that can lead to a leaky gut and post weaning diarrhoea. A leaky gut leads to increased infection...

    Authors: Niall Browne, Daniel Daly and Karina Horgan
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:18
  15. For internal biosecurity, it is important to separate different age groups in a pig farm and to stick to specific working lines when visiting the barns. Currently, there is no research on the movements of farm...

    Authors: Elise Bernaerdt, Inmaculada Díaz, Carlos Piñeiro, Miquel Collell, Jeroen Dewulf and Dominiek Maes
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:11
  16. Family oral fluids (FOF) sampling has been described as a sampling technique where a rope is exposed to sows and respective suckling litters and thereafter wrung to obtain fluids. PCR-based testing of FOF reve...

    Authors: Onyekachukwu H. Osemeke, Eduardo de Freitas Costa, Vinicius Weide, Swaminathan Jayaraman, Gustavo S. Silva and Daniel C. L. Linhares
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:14
  17. Weaning is a critical phase in the pigs’ life and gut health might be compromised. Gluconic acid was shown to be poorly absorbed but readily fermented to butyrate in the gut which in turn can improve gut funct...

    Authors: Joris Michiels, Damien Truffin, Maryam Majdeddin, Mario Van Poucke, Elout Van Liefferinge, Noémie Van Noten, Mario Vandaele, Céline Van Kerschaver, Jeroen Degroote, Luc Peelman and Pierre Linder
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:10
  18. Good estrus detection in sows is essential to predict the best moment of insemination. Nowadays, a technological innovation is available that detects the estrus of the sow via connected sensors and cameras. Th...

    Authors: Steven Verhoeven, Ilias Chantziaras, Elise Bernaerdt, Michel Loicq, Ludo Verhoeven and Dominiek Maes
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:9
  19. In the literature, there is absent or weak evidence on the effectiveness of biosecurity measures to the control of Salmonella spp. and hepatitis E virus (HEV) on pig farms. Therefore, the present study aimed to c...

    Authors: Erika Galipó, Veit Zoche-Golob, Elena Lucia Sassu, Christopher Prigge, Marie Sjölund, Tijs Tobias, Artur Rzeżutka, Richard Piers Smith and Elke Burow
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:8
  20. Nowadays, body and tail lesions and respiratory disease are some of the greatest problems affecting the health and welfare of pigs. The aim of the study was to measure the prevalence of pleurisy, bronchopneumo...

    Authors: Laura Amatucci, Diana Luise, Andrea Luppi, Sara Virdis, Alice Prosperi, Agatha Cirelli, Claudia Bosco and Paolo Trevisi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:4
  21. The 2017 Veterinary Feed Directive eliminated the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion of food animals; thus, alternative growth promoters are highly desirable by food animal producers t...

    Authors: Shawn M. D. Bearson, Julian M. Trachsel, Bradley L. Bearson, Crystal L. Loving, Brian J. Kerr, Daniel C. Shippy and Tadele G. Kiros
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:7
  22. Probiotics can improve animal health by regulating intestinal flora balance, improving the structure of the intestinal mucosa, and enhancing intestinal barrier function. At present, the use of probiotics has b...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Yuyu Zhang, Fei Liu, Yanwei Mao, Yimin Zhang, Hao Zeng, Sufang Ren, Lihui Guo, Zhi Chen, Nataliia Hrabchenko, Jiaqiang Wu and Jiang Yu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:5
  23. This study explores the possibility of using infrared thermography to estimate the onset of parturition in sows. Infrared camera (IRC) and infrared laser thermometer (IRT) were used to obtain the auricular ski...

    Authors: S. M. Gulliksen, T. Framstad, C. Kielland, M. A. Velazquez, M. M. Terøy, E. M. Helland, R. H. Lyngstad, A. J. Oropeza Delgado and M. Oropeza-Moe
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:3
  24. Knowing the feed intake pattern during lactation of modern genetic sows is crucial because it allows to anticipate possible problems and maximize their performance. On the other side, electronic feeders permit...

    Authors: María Rodríguez, Gonzalo Díaz-Amor, Joaquín Morales, Yuzo Koketsu and Carlos Piñeiro
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:6
  25. In pig husbandry, most piglets receive an intramuscular injection with iron around three days of age for the prevention of hypochromic, microcytic anaemia. In recent years an increased interest is noted for ne...

    Authors: T. J. Tobias, J. C. M. Vernooij and A. van Nes
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:2
  26. A strain of Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), showing characteristics of enhanced virulence, affected a pyramidal production system from Spain with 7600 sows in 4 genetic nuclei and 13,...

    Authors: Gerard E. Martín-Valls, Martí Cortey, Alberto Allepuz, Francesc Illas, Montserrat Tello and Enric Mateu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2023 9:1
  27. Litter size is going up in modern pig production. Due to large litter size and increased farrowing duration, newborn piglets, during parturition, can suffer from asphyxiation. This alters their blood energy pa...

    Authors: Md Karim Uddin, Shah Hasan, Olli Peltoniemi and Claudio Oliviero
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:52
  28. The practice of mixing unfamiliar pigs on farms is common but results in fighting, welfare problems and performance issues. Pigs have different ways of resolving social conflicts, including aggressive and affi...

    Authors: Míriam Marcet-Rius, Tiago Mendonça, Patrick Pageat, Sana Arroub, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Camille Chabaud, Eva Teruel and Alessandro Cozzi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:50
  29. Post weaning diarrhoea is expected to become an increasing problem in pig herds following the outphasing of medicinal Zinc Oxide. Currently, no equally effective substitute has been found and an increase in me...

    Authors: Nadia Jakobsen, Nicole Bakkegård Goecke and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:49
  30. Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV-3) is a recently discovered pathogen of swine that has been associated with several conditions. However, many questions remain unanswered regarding its infection, especially in terms ...

    Authors: Àlex Cobos, Marina Sibila, Jaume Alomar, Mónica Pérez, Eva Huerta and Joaquim Segalés
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:51
  31. The treatment of swine dysentery (SD) has become constrained in recent years due to the limited availability of effective drugs combined with a rise in antimicrobial resistance. Gentamicin, an aminoglycoside a...

    Authors: Clara Vega, Lucía Pérez-Pérez, Héctor Argüello, Manuel Gómez-García, Héctor Puente, Ignacio Fernández-Usón, Pedro Rubio and Ana Carvajal
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:48
  32. The purpose of this study was to compare the immune response generated by the intramuscular and the intradermal vaccination route against the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV). Piglet...

    Authors: Laia Aguirre, Yanli Li, Massimiliano Baratelli, Gerard Martín-Valls, Martí Cortey, Joel Miranda, Marga Martín and Enric Mateu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:47
  33. Neomycin is a concentration-dependant aminoglycoside antimicrobial used to treat enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)-related post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) in pigs. The objective was to compare the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Malene Kjelin Morsing, Inge Larsen, Ken Steen Pedersen, Nicolai Rosager Weber and Jens Peter Nielsen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:46
  34. Bacterial enteritis in growing pigs is a matter of concern in Danish pig production challenging herd health as well as production economy, and antimicrobial usage. The aim of this observational study using fec...

    Authors: Susanne Leth Musse, Gitte Blach Nielsen, Helle Stege, Nicolai Rosager Weber and Hans Houe
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:44
  35. While African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has historically circulated in wild pigs and in Ornithodoros ticks in parts of South Africa, the virus has spread among domestic pigs throughout the country since 2019. South...

    Authors: Carla Stoffel, Patrik Buholzer, Angela Fanelli and Marco De Nardi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:43
  36. Biosecurity protocols (BP) and good management practices are key to reduce the risk of introduction and transmission of infectious diseases into the pig farms. In this observational cross-sectional study, surv...

    Authors: Karl Ciuoderis-Aponte, Andres Diaz, Carlos Muskus, Mario Peña, Juan Hernández-Ortiz and Jorge Osorio
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:42

    The Correction to this article has been published in Porcine Health Management 2022 8:45

  37. Up to now, information on the levels of maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) against PCV-2 in suckling piglets born to sows vaccinated with different strategies is scarce in the literature. In the present obser...

    Authors: M. Sibila, A. Llorens, E. Huerta, C. Fablet, M. Faderl, L. Ferrari, N. Rose, A. Palzer, P. Martelli, M. C. Venegas-Vargas, D. Fredrickson, L. Taylor, M. Balasch, M. Bandrick and J. Segalés
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:41
  38. Cystic hygromas (lymphangiomas) are rarely reported in various animal species, humans included. A hygroma is a benign congenital malformation of the lymphatic drainage system, presenting itself as a mass consi...

    Authors: R. G. Holleboom, D. Bombosch, M. M. H. Wispels, G. Giglia and T. J. Tobias
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:40
  39. Electrocardiography is a method widely applied in diagnosing abnormalities in the functioning of the heart muscle in veterinary medicine. It is a non-invasive and easy to perform test helpful in the general ex...

    Authors: Marta Kawicka, Maksymilian Lewicki, Piotr Frydrychowski, Marcin Michałek and Agnieszka Noszczyk-Nowak
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:39
  40. Claw abnormalities, particularly claw asymmetries, are associated with lameness in pigs and can be a welfare issue. However, the prevalence and development of claw asymmetries in pigs of different age is unkno...

    Authors: Sarah Seufert, Nina Volkmann, Johannes Schmidt-Mosig and Nicole Kemper
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:38
  41. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between different productive factors and piglets weaned per sow per year (PSY) in 291 large-scale pig farms and analyze the impact of the changes in di...

    Authors: Xingdong Zhou, Ran Guan, Hongbo Cai, Pei Wang, Yongchun Yang, Xiaodu Wang, Xiaowen Li and Houhui Song
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:37
  42. Non-ambulatory pigs, colloquially known as downers or downed pigs, are animals presented with limited to no mobility, usually as a result of pre-existing neurologic or musculoskeletal conditions. Impaired ambu...

    Authors: Manoela Marchezan Piva, Claiton I. Schwertz, Luan Cleber Henker, Ronaldo Michel Bianchi, Regina Tose Kemper, Bruno Albuquerque de Almeida, Ricardo Yuiti Nagae, Taís Regina Michaelsen and Saulo Petinatti Pavarini
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:36
  43. Bama miniature pigs aged between six (6 M) and twelve months (12 M) are usually used in human medical research as laboratory pigs. However, the difference in serum metabolic profiles from 6 to 12 M-old pigs re...

    Authors: Jiayuan Mo, Yujie Lu, Tianqi Xing, Di Xu, Kun Zhang, Shuai Zhang, Yubin Wang, Gang Yan, Ganqiu Lan and Jing Liang
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:35
  44. African swine fever (ASF) is a lethal contagious disease affecting both domestic pigs and wild boars. Even though it is a non-zoonotic disease, ASF causes economic loss in swine industries across continents. A...

    Authors: Suphachai Nuanualsuwan, Tapanut Songkasupa, Prakit Boonpornprasert, Nutthakarn Suwankitwat, Walaiporn Lohlamoh and Chackrit Nuengjamnong
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:34
  45. Diet evaluation and optimization is a slow and expensive process and it is not possible to do it at a farm level. This study aimed to use the blood serum metabolite (BSM) and faecal volatile fatty acid (VFA) p...

    Authors: Jordi Camp Montoro, David Solà-Oriol, Ramon Muns, Josep Gasa, Núria Llanes and Edgar Garcia Manzanilla
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:32
  46. Bentonites, as a clay mineral, serve in pig farms as adsorbents of toxic substances. They are mainly used to reduce the negative impact of mycotoxins to maintain the performance and health status of animals. T...

    Authors: Pavel Horky, Pavel Nevrkla, Tomas Kopec, Iqra Bano, Misa Skoric, Jiri Skladanka and Sylvie Skalickova
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:31

    The Correction to this article has been published in Porcine Health Management 2022 8:33

  47. Swine influenza caused by influenza A viruses (IAV) directly affects respiratory health and indirectly impairs reproduction rates in pigs causing production losses. In Europe, and elsewhere, production systems...

    Authors: Christin Hennig, Annika Graaf, Philipp P. Petric, Laura Graf, Martin Schwemmle, Martin Beer and Timm Harder
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:30