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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Our objectives were 1) to compare reproductive performance across parities and lifetime performance of parity 1 sows in six weaning-to-first-mating interval groups (WMI 0–3, 4, 5, 6, 7–20 and 21 days or more),...

    Authors: Yu Yatabe, Ryosuke Iida, Carlos Piñeiro and Yuzo Koketsu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  12. The conventional farrowing crate is criticised due to the limited mobility of sows during farrowing and lactation. The present study aims to investigate the effects of three different farrowing systems on the ...

    Authors: Sandra Schnier, Lea Middendorf, Heiko Janssen, Carla Brüning, Karl Rohn and Christian Visscher

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  13. To mitigate production impact of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus outbreaks, it has been common to preventively vaccinate swine breeding herds using PRRS modified live virus (MLV) vac...

    Authors: Cesar A. A. Moura, Clayton Johnson, Samuel R. Baker, Derald J. Holtkamp, Chong Wang and Daniel C. L. Linhares

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  14. The main objectives of this observational, cross-sectional study were to characterize piglet producing farms in Finland and to investigate how farm profiles are associated with sow culling and mortality.

    Authors: Paula Bergman, Camilla Munsterhjelm, Anna-Maija Virtala, Olli Peltoniemi, Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:12

    Content type: Research

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  15. In the field, vaccination schedules based on modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines administered twice in gilts and every three to four months in sows are commonly used to immunize breeding herds against porcine repr...

    Authors: Almudena Sánchez-Matamoros, Agustí Camprodon, Jaime Maldonado, Rafael Pedrazuela and Joel Miranda

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  16. Control of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) represents a tremendous challenge. The trend is now toward managing the disease collectively. In Quebec, area and regional control and eliminatio...

    Authors: Marie-Ève Lambert, Pascal Audet, Benjamin Delisle, Julie Arsenault and Sylvie D’Allaire

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:10

    Content type: Research

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  17. Biosecurity is one of the main factors affecting disease occurrence and antimicrobial use, and it is associated with performance in pig production. However, the importance of specific measures could vary depen...

    Authors: Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Josep Gasa, Julia Adriana Calderón Díaz, Merel Postma, Jeroen Dewulf, Gerard McCutcheon and Edgar Garcia Manzanilla

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:4

    Content type: Research

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  18. In the last decade, the growth of the pig-farming industry has led to an increase in antibiotic use, including several used in human medicine, e.g. (fluoro)quinolones. Data from several studies suggest that th...

    Authors: Patrick Kindle, Katrin Zurfluh, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Sereina von Ah, Xaver Sidler, Roger Stephan and Dolf Kümmerlen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:9

    Content type: Research

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  19. Defining shedding and exposure status for PRRSV is essential in herd stabilisation protocols and weaning-age pigs is a key subpopulation. Oral fluid (OF) sampling is a welfare-friendly and cost saving promisin...

    Authors: Arnaud Lebret, Gwenaël Boulbria, Pauline Berton, Pierre-Yves Moalic, Jean Le Guennec, Franck Bouchet, Vincent Auvigne and Valérie Normand

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  20. Primiparous sows (PP) have higher nutrient requirements, fewer piglets born with lower birth weight and growth performance than multiparous sows (MP). The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect...

    Authors: Carlos Piñeiro, Alberto Manso, Edgar G. Manzanilla and Joaquin Morales

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  21. Piglet diarrhoea is considered a worldwide problem resulting in animal welfare problems and financial losses for pig farmers. Porcine rotavirus and the coccidian parasite Cystoisospora suis (C. suis) are consider...

    Authors: Emelie Pettersson, Sanna Hestad, Ivo Möttus, Eva Skiöldebrand and Per Wallgren

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:7

    Content type: Research

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  22. The development of the innate and adaptive immune responses to Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) after vaccination of 1 day-old pigs with a PRRSV-1 based modified live virus (MLV) vaccin...

    Authors: Monica Balasch, Maria Fort, Lucas P. Taylor, Ivan Díaz, Enric Mateu and Jay G. Calvert

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:2

    Content type: Research

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  23. Shoulder ulcers in breeding sows that are restricted to the superficial skin layers, epidermis and dermis are usually classified as insubstantial animal welfare-related lesions. These less-severe lesions need ...

    Authors: Daniel Meyer, Marion Hewicker-Trautwein, Maria Hartmann, Lothar Kreienbrock and Elisabeth grosse Beilage

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  24. Pigs infected by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) are affected by severe diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. The severity of clinical signs depends on the virus strain. Two genetically different PEDV str...

    Authors: S. Gallien, V. Catinot, N. Pozzi, M. Berri, E. Authié, N. Rose and B. Grasland

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:5

    Content type: Short communication

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  25. In 2007 African swine fever (ASF) arrived at a Black Sea harbour in Georgia and in 2014 the infection reached the European Union (EU), where it still expands its territory. ASF is a fatal viral disease affecti...

    Authors: Erika Chenais, Klaus Depner, Vittorio Guberti, Klaas Dietze, Arvo Viltrop and Karl Ståhl

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2019 5:6

    Content type: Review

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  26. The diagnostic performance of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) IgG and IgA ELISAs was evaluated using paired serum and meat juice samples collected from PEDV-negative (n = 50) and PEDV-inoculated pigs (n = ...

    Authors: Korakrit Poonsuk, Ting-Yu Cheng, Ju Ji, Jeffrey Zimmerman and Luis Giménez-Lirola

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:31

    Content type: Short communication

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  27. Antimicrobial usage in food producing animals is of major concern. A clear link between the extent of use and the development of antimicrobial resistance has already been demonstrated. To evaluate strategies t...

    Authors: S. Raasch, M. Postma, J. Dewulf, K. D. C. Stärk and E. grosse Beilage

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  28. In practice, field evaluation of vaccine efficacy in individual herds is often based on a historical comparison of productivity data following initiation of vaccination. Being biased by time, this study design...

    Authors: Gitte Blach Nielsen, John Haugegaard and Rika Jolie

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:29

    Content type: Short communication

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  29. Acquisition of knowledge and skills by agriculture students prior to real-life experience is a well-known educational challenge. Game-based learning has the advantage of being active, experiential, and problem...

    Authors: Karl Johan Møller Klit, Ken Steen Pedersen and Helle Stege

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:28

    Content type: Research

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  30. European legislation dictates that pig tail docking is not allowed to be performed routinely (European Union. Council Directive 2008/120/EC of 18 December 2008 laying down minimum standards for the protection ...

    Authors: Nancy De Briyne, Charlotte Berg, Thomas Blaha, Andreas Palzer and Déborah Temple

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:27

    Content type: Research

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  31. The objective of the study was to evaluate the influence of maternally derived antibodies (MDA) on the efficacy of a PRRSV-1 based attenuated vaccine, when administered in 1 day-old piglets by the intramuscula...

    Authors: Monica Balasch, Maria Fort, Lucas P. Taylor and Jay G. Calvert

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:25

    Content type: Research

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  32. The most prevalent Fusarium mycotoxin in grains is deoxynivalenol (DON). Contamination of swine feed with DON can result in reduced consumption and poor growth performance. Gestating and lactating sows need suffi...

    Authors: Amin Sayyari, Tore Framstad, Anette Kristine Krogenæs and Tore Sivertsen

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:26

    Content type: Research

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  33. Enrichment materials for pigs, particularly organic materials, are becoming increasingly important in order to reduce abnormal behaviour such as tail biting. However, potential health risks posed by these mate...

    Authors: Krista Marie Wagner, Jochen Schulz and Nicole Kemper

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:24

    Content type: Research

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  34. Due to the risk of spreading epizootic diseases through rodents, pest control is mandatory in pig farming in European countries. However, there is limited research focused on rodent control practices, usage of...

    Authors: Odile C. Hecker, Marc Boelhauve and Marcus Mergenthaler

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:22

    Content type: Research

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  35. Cystoisospora suis is the causative agent of porcine neonatal coccidiosis, a diarrheal disease which affects suckling piglets in the first weeks of life. Detection of oocysts in the faeces of infected animals is ...

    Authors: Anja Joachim, Bärbel Ruttkowski and Daniel Sperling

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:20

    Content type: Research

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  36. The mycotoxin zearalenone (ZEN) causes functional and morphological alterations in reproductive organs of pigs. In the field, diagnosis of ZEN-induced disorders is often challenging, as relevant feed lots are ...

    Authors: Isabel Hennig-Pauka, Franz-Josef Koch, Simone Schaumberger, Bettina Woechtl, Johannes Novak, Michael Sulyok and Veronika Nagl

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:18

    Content type: Case study

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  37. Many factors can influence the occurrence of neonatal diarrhoea in piglets. Currently, well-known pathogens such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens type C appear to play a minor role ...

    Authors: Hanne Kongsted, Karl Pedersen, Charlotte Kristiane Hjulsager, Lars Erik Larsen, Ken Steen Pedersen, Sven Erik Jorsal and Poul Bækbo

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:17

    Content type: Research

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  38. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) causes respiratory distress in pigs, reproductive failure in breeding-age gilts and sows, and can have devastating economic consequences in domestic herds. ...

    Authors: Jeremy Kroll, Michael Piontkowski, Christian Kraft, Teresa Coll and Oliver Gomez-Duran

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  39. Most studies carried out to evaluate recovery and development after porcine oocyte vitrification, reported better rates when cryopreserved in embryonic development stages or zygotes, but not in immature oocyte...

    Authors: Fahiel Casillas, Miguel Betancourt, Cristina Cuello, Yvonne Ducolomb, Alma López, Lizbeth Juárez-Rojas and Socorro Retana-Márquez

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:16

    Content type: Research

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  40. A randomised field trial was conducted on an Austrian farrow-to-finish farm for one year to compare the efficacy of two commercial Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae vaccines. 585 piglets either received the one-shot formu...

    Authors: Vojislav Cvjetković, Sabine Sipos, Imre Szabó and Wolfgang Sipos

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:19

    Content type: Research

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  41. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of piglet morphometric characteristics and starter regime on postnatal growth. Some piglets born light are able to grow faster than others, and identifying whi...

    Authors: A. M. S. Huting, P. Sakkas, I. Wellock, K. Almond and I. Kyriazakis

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:21

    Content type: Research

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  42. Our objective was to examine the impact of farm effects and sow potential on various aspects of sow performance. We examined the interaction between sow prolificacy groups categorized at parity 1 and farm prod...

    Authors: Satomi Tani, Carlos Piñeiro and Yuzo Koketsu

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:15

    Content type: Research

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  43. The aim was to test two strategies to improve the growth rate of the slow-growth pigs and to increase the batch’s homogeneity at slaughter. In Trial 1 a total of 264 weaned piglets were distributed into 24 pen...

    Authors: Sergi López-Vergé, Josep Gasa, Déborah Temple, Jordi Bonet, Jaume Coma and David Solà-Oriol

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:14

    Content type: Research

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  44. Porcine pleuropneumonia, caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, is a bacterial respiratory disease of swine. Acute outbreaks of the disease are often accompanied by high mortality and economic losses. As seve...

    Authors: Doris Hoeltig, Judith Rohde, Birgit Brunner, Klaus Hellmann, Erik Grandemange and Karl-Heinz Waldmann

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:13

    Content type: Research

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  45. A dedicated program to monitor for freedom of several economically important diseases is present within most of the breeding companies that currently deliver high health breeding animals to their customers. Se...

    Authors: Frédéric Vangroenweghe, Eveline Willems, Jiří Malášek, Olivier Thas and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:12

    Content type: Case Report

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  46. Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is widespread in commercial pig farms worldwide, and has a significant cost to the swine industry. Herd owners need a vaccine that will confer long-l...

    Authors: Jeremy Kroll, Mike Piontkowski, Poul H. Rathkjen, Francois-Xavier Orveillon, Christian Kraft and Oliver G. Duran

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:11

    Content type: Research

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  47. Despite years of effort, the proportion of serologically Salmonella-conspicuous pig farms has not been significantly reduced. Incoming piglets are considered to be a significant source of Salmonella for feeder-to...

    Authors: Anton Schulte zu Sundern, Carolin Holling, Karl Rohn, Josef Schulte-Wülwer, Ansgar Deermann and Christian Visscher

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:9

    Content type: Research

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  48. There has been a strong implication of both the French swine industry and the national authorities on reducing the use of antimicrobials in swine production since 2010. The annual monitoring of antimicrobial s...

    Authors: Anne Hémonic, Claire Chauvin, Didier Delzescaux, Fabien Verliat and Isabelle Corrégé

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:8

    Content type: Research

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  49. Neonatal diarrhoea represents a major disease problem in the early stages of animal production, increasing significantly pre-weaning mortality and piglets weaned below the target weight. Enteric diseases in ne...

    Authors: Susana Mesonero-Escuredo, Katrin Strutzberg-Minder, Carlos Casanovas and Joaquim Segalés

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:5

    Content type: Research

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  50. As no current data are available on the prevalence of leptospiral infection in swine in Germany, we analysed laboratory data from diagnostic examinations carried out on samples from swine all over Germany from...

    Authors: Katrin Strutzberg-Minder, Astrid Tschentscher, Martin Beyerbach, Matthias Homuth and Lothar Kreienbrock

    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2018 4:10

    Content type: Research

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