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  1. Vitrification may severely affect cumulus cells and oocyte morphology and viability, limiting their maturation and developmental potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the gap junction intercellular ...

    Authors: Fahiel Casillas, Yvonne Ducolomb, Alma López and Miguel Betancourt

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:37

    Content type: Short communication

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  2. Swine inflammation and necrosis syndrome (SINS) is a newly identified syndrome in swine that can affect different parts of the extremities in suckling piglets. This study investigates the hypotheses that the c...

    Authors: Gerald Reiner, Josef Kühling, Mirjam Lechner, Hansjörg Schrade, Janine Saltzmann, Christoph Muelling, Sven Dänicke and Frederik Loewenstein

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:32

    Content type: Research

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  3. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease of importance to public health and in livestock productions. It causes significant economic losses in pig breeding farms worldwide. However, actual transmission cycles and d...

    Authors: Kathi Scheinpflug, Sabine Schiller, Helen Jäkel, Martin Schulze, Dagmar Waberski and Kristin Mühldorfer

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:31

    Content type: Short communication

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  4. It is now widely recognised that a positive human-animal relationship is beneficial not only for farm animals’ welfare but also for productivity and the quality of products. A better understanding of animal em...

    Authors: Míriam Marcet-Rius, Patrick Pageat, Cécile Bienboire-Frosini, Eva Teruel, Philippe Monneret, Julien Leclercq and Alessandro Cozzi

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:29

    Content type: Research

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  5. So far, three porcine hemoplasmas (PH) have been identified, namely Mycoplasma suis, Mycoplasma parvum, and Mycoplasma haemosuis. The first one is the main agent associated with porcine hemoplasmosis, a possible ...

    Authors: Fernando Antônio Moreira Petri, Karina Sonalio, Henrique Meiroz de Souza Almeida, Maria Eugênia Silveira Ferraz, Gabriel Yuri Storino, Mauro Rodrigo de Souza, Marcos Rogério André and Luis Guilherme de Oliveira

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:33

    Content type: Research

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  6. Recent decades have seen both rapid growth and extensive consolidation in swine production. As a collateral effect, these changes have exacerbated the circulation of viruses and challenged our ability to preve...

    Authors: Alexandra Henao-Diaz, Luis Giménez-Lirola, David H. Baum and Jeffrey Zimmerman

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:28

    Content type: Review

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  7. There is concern that the use of antimicrobials in livestock production has a role in the emergence and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in animals and humans. Consequently, there are increasing effor...

    Authors: Lorcan O’Neill, Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Finola C. Leonard, James Gibbons, Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Gerard McCutcheon and Edgar García Manzanilla

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:30

    Content type: Research

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  8. In July 2019, a PRRSV-negative boar station was infected with a recombinant of two PRRSV vaccine strains, which subsequently spread to at least 36 herds that had received semen from the boar station. In the fo...

    Authors: C. S. Kristensen, M. G. Christiansen, K. Pedersen and L. E. Larsen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:26

    Content type: Research

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  9. The efficacy of a novel inactivated intradermal Lawsonia intracellularis vaccine, Porcilis® Lawsonia ID, was evaluated in two experimental vaccination-challenge studies and under field conditions on a farm with a...

    Authors: A. A. C. Jacobs, F. Harks, R. Pauwels, Q. Cao, H. Holtslag, S. Pel and R. P. A. M. Segers

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:25

    Content type: Research

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  10. Brachyspira infections are causing major losses to the pig industry and lead to high antimicrobial use. Treatment of Brachyspira (B.) hyodysenteriae infections may be problematic due to the high level of antimicr...

    Authors: Willem Neirynck, Filip Boyen, Ilias Chantziaras, Tamara Vandersmissen, Philip Vyt, Freddy Haesebrouck, Jeroen Dewulf and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:27

    Content type: Research

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  11. Infectious diseases are of great economic importance in commercial pig production, causing both clinical and subclinical disease, with influence on welfare, productivity, and antibiotic use. The causes of thes...

    Authors: Nicole B. Goecke, Maja Kobberø, Thomas K. Kusk, Charlotte K. Hjulsager, Ken Steen Pedersen, Charlotte S. Kristensen and Lars E. Larsen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:23

    Content type: Research

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  12. A Voluntary Human Approach Test (VHAT) was performed in pig pens, and relationships between environmental conditions and welfare indicators were investigated. Five variables were measured in 1668 pens in 214 f...

    Authors: Birte Wegner, Ines Spiekermeier, Hendrik Nienhoff, Julia Große-Kleimann, Karl Rohn, Henning Meyer, Heiko Plate, Hubert Gerhardy, Lothar Kreienbrock, Elisabeth Grosse Beilage and Nicole Kemper

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:19

    Content type: Research

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  13. Thrombocytopenia is an immune-mediated disease, which affects suckling piglets. Piglets are pale and inactive, show multiple hemorrhages and often die within days. Pathological examination reveals severe haemo...

    Authors: Sara Joller, Irene M. Häfliger, Cord Drögemüller, Olivia K. Richard and Alexander Grahofer

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:18

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Spray dried plasma (SDP) is a functional protein source obtained from blood of healthy animals, approved by the veterinary authorities from animals declared to be fit for slaughter for human consumption. Blood...

    Authors: Elena Blázquez, Carmen Rodríguez, Jesús Ródenas, Joaquim Segalés, Joan Pujols and Javier Polo

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:16

    Content type: Review

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  15. Asia is a major pig producer of the world, and at present, African swine fever virus (ASFV) continues to significantly impact the Asian pig industry. Since more than 50% of the world’s pig population is in Asi...

    Authors: Roongtham Kedkovid, Chaitawat Sirisereewan and Roongroje Thanawongnuwech

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:20

    Content type: Review

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  16. African swine fever (ASF), a disease of obligatory declaration to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), has contributed to poverty and underdevelopment of affected areas. The presence of ASF has been...

    Authors: Laia Bosch-Camós, Elisabeth López and Fernando Rodriguez

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:17

    Content type: Review

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  17. Authors: Mathieu Brissonnier, Valérie Normand, Arnaud Lebret, Pierre-Yves Moalic, Anne-Sophie Guyomard, Véronique Bachy, Pauline Berton, Vincent Auvigne, Franck Bouchet and Gwenaël Boulbria

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:13

    Content type: Research

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  18. Fibre sources as feed components with specific physical characteristics like a high swelling capacity (SC), viscosity and water-binding capacity (WBC) have been discussed to affect sow behaviour and to have lo...

    Authors: Miriam Priester, Christian Visscher, Michaela Fels, Karl Rohn and Georg Dusel

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:15

    Content type: Research

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  19. The heightened prevalence of Salmonella Typhimurium remains a public health and food safety concern. Studies have reported antibiotic, flavophospholipol, may have the ability to reduce Salmonella in swine, as wel...

    Authors: Saranya Nair, Abdolvahab Farzan, J. Scott Weese, Zvonimir Poljak and Robert M. Friendship

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:14

    Content type: Research

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  20. Streptococcus (S.) suis is a major porcine pathogen causing high morbidity worldwide. This includes well-managed herds with high hygiene standards. In Europe, no licensed vaccine is available. As practitioners ar...

    Authors: Karoline Rieckmann, Sophia-Mareike Pendzialek, Thomas Vahlenkamp and Christoph G. Baums

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:12

    Content type: Review

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  21. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo) and Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV-2) are two of the most significant infectious agents causing economic losses in the weaning to slaughter period. Due to their similar vaccination age,...

    Authors: M. Sibila, G. Guevara, R. Cuadrado, P. Pleguezuelos, D. Pérez, A. Pérez de Rozas, E. Huerta, A. Llorens, O. Valero, M. Pérez, C. López, R. Krejci and J. Segalés

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:11

    Content type: Research

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  22. Norovirus (NoV) has emerged as one of the major causative agents of non-bacterial, food- and water-borne gastroenteritis in humans, with the main genogroup involved in human outbreaks (GII), which has been det...

    Authors: Andrea Laconi, Lara Cavicchio, Luca Tassoni, Giovanni Cunial, Adelaide Milani, Martina Ustulin, Guido Di Martino, Mario Forzan, Mery Campalto, Isabella Monne and Maria Serena Beato

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:9

    Content type: Short communication

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  23. We investigated the prevalence of tail lesions in batches of undocked slaughter pigs in herds just before delivery to an abattoir. At the abattoir, dehaired and scalded carcasses were submitted to routine meat...

    Authors: Hanne Kongsted, Leslie Foldager and Jan Tind Sørensen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:10

    Content type: Short communication

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  24. The frequent usage of antibiotics in livestock has led to the spread of resistant bacteria within animals and their products, with a global warning in public health and veterinarians to monitor such resistance...

    Authors: Laia Aguirre, Anna Vidal, Chiara Seminati, Montse Tello, Noelia Redondo, Laila Darwich and Marga Martín

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:8

    Content type: Research

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  25. Over the last two decades, the pig population in Africa has grown rapidly, reflecting the increased adoption of pig production as an important economic activity. Of all species, pigs are likely to constitute a...

    Authors: P. Oba, B. Wieland, F. N. Mwiine, J. Erume, E. Gertzell, M. Jacobson and M. M. Dione

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:5

    Content type: Review

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  26. The reduction of antimicrobial usage (AMU) is in the focus in modern pig production. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of alternatives to reduce AMU at herd level. In a prospective st...

    Authors: Svenja Raasch, Lucie Collineau, Merel Postma, Annette Backhans, Marie Sjölund, Catherine Belloc, Ulf Emanuelson, Elisabeth grosse Beilage, Katharina Stärk and Jeroen Dewulf

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:6

    Content type: Research

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  27. Mycoplasma suis (M. suis) is an haemotropic Mycoplasma that adheres and invades erythrocytes and is responsible for infectious anaemia of pigs. Infections with M. suis have been reported worldwide. Clinical signs...

    Authors: Valérie Normand, Gwenaël Boulbria, Mathieu Brissonnier, Véronique Bachy, Pierre-Yves Moalic, Pauline Berton, Franck Bouchet and Arnaud Lebret

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:3

    Content type: Short communication

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  28. Our objectives were to characterize sow life and herd-life performance and examine two-way interactions between age at first-mating (AFM) and either herd size or herd productivity groups for the performance of...

    Authors: Yuzo Koketsu, Ryosuke Iida and Carlos Piñeiro

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:2

    Content type: Research

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  29. Reproductive failure in sow herds due to infection with influenza A viruses has been described in the literature, but only a few studies have focused on the pathogenesis and the clinical signs of the infection...

    Authors: Sophie Gumbert, Sebastian Froehlich, Anna Rieger, Julia Stadler, Mathias Ritzmann and Susanne Zoels

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:4

    Content type: Research

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  30. Brachyspira hyodysenteriae is the primary cause of swine dysentery, characterized by bloody to mucoid diarrhea due to mucohaemorhagic colitis in pigs and primarily affects pigs during the grow/finishing stage. Co...

    Authors: Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Liesbeth Allais, Ellen Van Driessche, Robbert van Berkel, Gerwen Lammers and Olivier Thas

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2020 6:1

    Content type: Research

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  31. Accurate screening of new alternative antimicrobial compounds is essential for their use to control pathogens in swine production due to the replacement of antibiotics and zinc oxide. Most in vitro studies hav...

    Authors: Manuel Gómez-García, Cinta Sol, Pedro J. G. de Nova, Mónica Puyalto, Luis Mesas, Héctor Puente, Óscar Mencía-Ares, Rubén Miranda, Héctor Argüello, Pedro Rubio and Ana Carvajal

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:32

    Content type: Research

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  32. Lawsonia intracellularis causes large economic losses in the pig industry worldwide. Pigs suffer from reduced daily weight gain, poor feed conversion ratio and increased mortality. The number of affected animals ...

    Authors: Mirjam Arnold, Annelies Crienen, Hanny Swam, Stephan von Berg, Rika Jolie and Heiko Nathues

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:31

    Content type: Research

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  33. Salmonella is a leading cause of bacterial foodborne-related illness and pork products are a food-associated source. With > 50% of U.S. swine herds testing positive for Salmonella, asymptomatic carrier pigs that ...

    Authors: Briony M. Atkinson, Bradley L. Bearson, Crystal L. Loving, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, Jalusa D. Kich and Shawn M. D. Bearson

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:29

    Content type: Short communication

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  34. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine parvovirus 1 (PPV1) are two common causes of reproductive failure. ReproCyc® ParvoFLEX is a novel subunit vaccine based on the protective...

    Authors: Beatriz Garcia-Morante, Marta Noguera, Christian Kraft and Philip Bridger

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:28

    Content type: Research

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  35. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is an endemic swine disease causing significant productive and economic losses. Knowledge of PRRS epidemiology is crucial to develop control strategies agai...

    Authors: D. Torrents, J. Miranda, R. Pedrazuela, P. C. Gauger, A. Ramirez and D. C. L. Linhares

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:26

    Content type: Research

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  36. Swine dysentery (SD) is an important endemic disease of pigs throughout the world. The most common aetiological agent is the anaerobic intestinal spirochaete Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. The related spirochaete Br...

    Authors: Kittitat Lugsomya, Friederike Zeeh, Tom La, Nyree Phillips and David J. Hampson

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:27

    Content type: Short communication

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  37. A high rate of euthanized and spontaneously dead sows causes production losses and likely indicates underlying welfare problems. Identification of predisposing factors to on-farm deaths requires a thorough und...

    Authors: Eve Ala-Kurikka, Camilla Munsterhjelm, Paula Bergman, Taina Laine, Henna Pekkarinen, Olli Peltoniemi, Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:25

    Content type: Research

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  38. An increase in the occurrence of ergot alkaloid contamination has been observed in Europe in recent years. The typical clinical signs of pig ergot poisoning are impaired growth, agalactia and, sometimes, gangr...

    Authors: Agnès Waret-Szkuta, Laurent Larraillet, Isabelle P. Oswald, Xavier Legrand, Philippe Guerre and Guy-Pierre Martineau

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:24

    Content type: Case report

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  39. The objective of the study was to evaluate the occurrence and severity of Porcine Respiratory Diseases Complex (PRDC) pathogens in the Goiás State, Brazil. Were assessed the serological antibodies occurrency of M...

    Authors: José Vanderlei Burim Galdeano, Thaís Gasparini Baraldi, Maria Eugênia Silveira Ferraz, Henrique Meiroz de Souza Almeida, Marina Lopes Mechler-Dreibi, Willian Marcos Teixeira Costa, Hélio José Montassier, Luis Antonio Mathias and Luís Guilherme de Oliveira

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  40. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations between blood-glucose levels in one-day-old-piglets (ODOP), intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and pre-weaning mortality in a commercial piglet-pro...

    Authors: Trude Staarvik, Tore Framstad, Mina Heggelund, Sunniva Brynjulvsrud Fremgaarden and Camilla Kielland

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  41. Nowadays, the most common presentation of PCV-2 is the subclinical infection in piglets after weaning. The success of PCV-2 vaccination is associated with the control of the clinical disease as well as the imp...

    Authors: S. Figueras-Gourgues, L. Fraile, J. Segalés, I. Hernández-Caravaca, R. López-Úbeda, F. A. García-Vázquez, O. Gomez-Duran and B. Grosse-Liesner

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:21

    Content type: Research

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  42. Mulberry Heart Disease (MHD) is a condition affecting mainly young pigs in excellent body condition. Feed efficient pigs showing high average daily gains are more likely to be affected. MHD has been described ...

    Authors: Marianne Oropeza-Moe, Michaela Falk, Marie Vollset, Helene Wisløff, Aksel Bernhoft, Tore Framstad and Brit Salbu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:17

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Clostridium perfringens type C induced necrotizing enteritis (NE) causes high mortality in newborn piglets. Immunization programs employing commercially available vaccines are used to prevent disease. Sows are va...

    Authors: Olivia K. Richard, Alexander Grahofer, Heiko Nathues and Horst Posthaus

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  44. This was an observational study that prospectively followed 29 breeding herds for 65 weeks in the U.S.A. that became infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv). The herds operate...

    Authors: Giovani Trevisan, Eva Jablonski, Jose Angulo, Will A. Lopez and Daniel C. L. Linhares

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:18

    Content type: Research

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  45. Pig performance and risk of disease are associated with production flow. Given the link between health and welfare, it is likely that animal welfare indicators are also associated with production flow. This st...

    Authors: Alessia Diana, Laura Ann Boyle, Edgar García Manzanilla, Finola Catherine Leonard and Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:19

    Content type: Research

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  46. Lameness, low BCS and scar tissue in the skin covering the tuber spina scapulae are known as risk factors for shoulder ulcer in sows. In a two-step study, the predictive ability of pre-farrowing clinical exami...

    Authors: Daniel Meyer, Charlotte Vogel, Lothar Kreienbrock and Elisabeth große Beilage

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:16

    Content type: Research

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