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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:13

    Content type: Short report

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  14. 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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:12

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:9

    Content type: Research

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  16. A discrete time, stochastic, compartmental model simulating the spread of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae within a batch of industrially raised pigs was developed to understand infection dynamics and to assess the impac...

    Authors: Heiko Nathues, Guillaume Fournie, Barbara Wieland, Dirk U. Pfeiffer and Katharina D. C. Stärk

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:7

    Content type: Research

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  18. Hoof lesions are very common among sows and have been associated with lameness, early removal and compromised welfare and productivity. Although housing conditions and management can have an external effect on...

    Authors: Μarina Lisgara, Vassilis Skampardonis and Leonidas Leontides

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:6

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:4

    Content type: Research

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  21. Tail biting is a common and serious welfare problem in pig production, causing large economical losses. Tail docking is performed routinely in most EU countries to reduce the tail biting risk. However, tail do...

    Authors: Anna Valros, Camilla Munsterhjelm, Laura Hänninen, Tiina Kauppinen and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:2

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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 ...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:3

    Content type: Review

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  23. 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 ...

    Authors: Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Lieve Goossens and Jan Jourquin

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2016 2:1

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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...

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

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:21

    Content type: Review

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  25. 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...

    Authors: Tatjana Sattler, Jutta Pikalo, Eveline Wodak and Friedrich Schmoll

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:19

    Content type: Research

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  26. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) has never been reported in Denmark, but it has been found in Europe, Asia and North America. Ultimately, PEDV has been associated with devastating outbreaks in pig farms....

    Authors: Alessandro Foddai, Lisbeth Harm Nielsen, Vibeke Møgelmose and Lis Alban

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:18

    Content type: Research

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  27. Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) has and is still causing important economic losses to pig industry. This is due to PCV2-systemic disease (PCV2-SD), formerly known as postweaning multi-systemi...

    Authors: Tuija Kekarainen and Joaquim Segalés

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:17

    Content type: Review

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  28. In the present study the efficacy and cross protection of a novel ready-to-use combination vaccine, Porcilis® Ery + Parvo + Lepto, against swine leptospirosis, was investigated. The octavalent vaccine contains...

    Authors: A. Jacobs, F. Harks, M. Hoeijmakers and R. Segers

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:16

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Porcine Health Management 2015 1:20

  29. The primary objective of this study was to assess the efficacy, under field conditions, of a novel ready-to use Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M hyo) and Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) combination vaccine given to p...

    Authors: Eleni D. Tzika, Panagiotis D. Tassis, Dimitrios Koulialis, Vassileios G. Papatsiros, Tom Nell, Georgia Brellou and Ioannis Tsakmakidis

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:15

    Content type: Research

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  30. Facilities for fattening pigs offer limited possibilities for exploration and wet feeding systems, where the pigs drink the food instead of eating it, have expanded on behalf of dry feeding systems. As little ...

    Authors: Mate Zoric, Sven-Erik Johansson and Per Wallgren

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:14

    Content type: Research

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  31. One possible way to support raising large litter sizes in pigs is to offer supplementary, artificial milk ad libitum in the farrowing pen in addition to the sow’s milk. In order to evaluate the potential use of t...

    Authors: J. Pustal, I. Traulsen, R. Preißler, K. Müller, T. große Beilage, U. Börries and N. Kemper

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:13

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is an enteric disease in swine caused by an alphacoronavirus. It affects swine of all ages causing acute diarrhoea and can lead to severe dehydration and death in suckling pigle...

    Authors: Ana Carvajal, Héctor Argüello, F. Javier Martínez-Lobo, Sara Costillas, Rubén Miranda, Pedro J. G. de Nova and Pedro Rubio

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:12

    Content type: Review

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  33. No research has been reported on the effect of intramuscular ketoprofen administration on the feeding behavior of tail-bitten pigs. In order to investigate this, a longitudinal, double blind, placebo-controlle...

    Authors: Elina Viitasaari, Marja Raekallio, Anna Valros, Olli Peltoniemi, Laura Hänninen and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:11

    Content type: Research

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  34. The aim of this trial was to test whether the temperature or additives of the drinking water affected water uptake by nursery pigs. We designed a repeated 4 × 4 Latin Square to control for confounding factors ...

    Authors: Manon A. M. Houben, Arie van Nes and Tijs J. Tobias

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:10

    Content type: Research

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  35. Contaminated complete feed and porcine plasma are risk factors for PEDV introduction to farms and a liquid antimicrobial has been proven useful for reducing risk. This s...

    Authors: Scott Dee, Casey Neill, Travis Clement, Aaron Singrey, Jane Christopher-Hennings and Eric Nelson

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:9

    Content type: Research

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  36. A longitudinal study was carried out to investigate whether a herd that had previously tested negative for porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was free of PCV2 or whether the ne...

    Authors: Charlotte S Kristensen, Charlotte K Hjulsager and Lars E Larsen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2015 1:5

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Case study

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Review

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  42. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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