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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Review

    Novel analytic tools for the study of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) in endemic settings: lessons learned in the U.S.

    Since its emergence in the late 1980’s, the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) has posed a significant challenge to the pig industry worldwide. Since then, a number of epidemiological ...

    Julio Alvarez, Pablo Valdes-Donoso, Steven Tousignant, Mohammad Alkhamis, Robert Morrison and Andres Perez

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:3

    Published on: 21 January 2016

  15. Research

    An evaluation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue administered to gilts and sows on subsequent reproductive performance and piglet birth weight

    The present study investigated the effect of peforelin (Maprelin®), a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue, administration in gilts, primiparous and pluriparous sows in a high productive farm on sow ...

    Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Lieve Goossens and Jan Jourquin

    Porcine Health Management 2016 2:1

    Published on: 11 January 2016

  16. Review

    African swine fever: a global view of the current challenge

    African Swine Fever (ASF) is an important contagious haemorrhagic viral disease affecting swine whose notification is mandatory due to its high mortality rates and the great sanitary and socioeconomic impact i...

    Ma Carmen Gallardo, Ana de la Torre Reoyo, Jovita Fernández-Pinero, Irene Iglesias, Ma Jesús Muñoz and Ma Luisa Arias

    Porcine Health Management 2015 1:21

    Published on: 23 December 2015

  17. Research

    Performance of ELISAs for detection of antibodies against porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus in serum of pigs after PRRSV type 2 live vaccination and challenge

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the performance of different newly developed and/or commercially available ELISAs for detection of PRRSV specific antibodies. Consequently, ten PRRSV negative piglets (grou...

    Tatjana Sattler, Jutta Pikalo, Eveline Wodak and Friedrich Schmoll

    Porcine Health Management 2015 1:19

    Published on: 11 December 2015

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