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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

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

  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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