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  1. Content type: Research

    The Swiss pig population enjoys a favourable health situation. To further promote this, the Pig Health Service (PHS) conducts a surveillance program in affiliated herds: closed multiplier herds with the highes...

    Authors: Christina Nathues, Anna Hillebrand, Stefanie Rossteuscher, Werner Zimmermann, Heiko Nathues and Gertraud Schüpbach

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:7

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  2. Content type: Case study

    Oedema disease is one of the major diseases in pigs during the nursery period. It is caused by Shigatoxin 2e producing strains of Escherichia coli. In order to combat the disease, the metaphylactic use of colisti...

    Authors: Regine Fricke, Olaf Bastert, Verena Gotter, Nico Brons, Johan Kamp and Hans-Joachim Selbitz

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:6

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  3. Content type: Research

    It is often argued that pigs raised under less intensive production conditions – such as organic or free-range – have a higher level of animal welfare compared with conventionally raised pigs. To look into thi...

    Authors: Lis Alban, Jesper Valentin Petersen and Marie Erika Busch

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:4

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  4. Content type: Review

    Tail biting is a common problem in modern pig production and has a negative impact on both animal welfare and economic result of the farm. Tail biting risk is increased by management and housing practices that...

    Authors: Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:2

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  5. Content type: Research

    The present work describes the serum haptoglobin (Hp) dynamics in piglets vaccinated and non-vaccinated with a commercial porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccine at 3 weeks of age, and its relationship with t...

    Authors: Lorenzo Fraile, Yolanda Saco, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Miquel Nofrarías, Sergio López-Soria, Marina Sibila, Antonio Callén, Anna Bassols and Joaquim Segalés

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:3

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  6. Content type: Editorial

    We are proud to launch a new open access journal, entitled Porcine Health Management (PHM). This new journal, which puts the pig in a central position, has been jointly established by the European College of P...

    Authors: Maurice B Pensaert and Guy-Pierre Martineau

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:1

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