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  1. Swine influenza caused by influenza A viruses (IAV) directly affects respiratory health and indirectly impairs reproduction rates in pigs causing production losses. In Europe, and elsewhere, production systems...

    Authors: Christin Hennig, Annika Graaf, Philipp P. Petric, Laura Graf, Martin Schwemmle, Martin Beer and Timm Harder
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:30
  2. The fecundity of sows is a trait of major economic in pig industry. The molecular regulation of estrus cycles can affect the fecundity of female animals. Compared with the other pig breeds, Xiang pig exhibits ...

    Authors: Xi Niu, Yali Huang, Huan Lu, Sheng Li, Shihui Huang, Xueqin Ran and Jiafu Wang
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:29
  3. Early onset of a gilt´s puberty is needed for adequate economic performance in farms, because it indicates her reproductive performance and longevity. Therefore, an effective diagnosis is needed. Our purpose w...

    Authors: Antonio Vela, Andrés Suárez-Usbeck, Laura Lafoz, Olga Mitjana, María Teresa Tejedor, Sofía Martín, Marina López and María Victoria Falceto
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:28
  4. The parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) causes a substantial human disease burden worldwide. Ingesting improperly cooked pork containing T. gondii is considered one of the major sources of human infection in E...

    Authors: Dorien M. Eppink, Martijn Bouwknegt, Joke W. B. van der Giessen, Manon Swanenburg, Derk Oorburg, Bert A. P. Urlings, Coen P. A. van Wagenberg, Marcel A. P. M. van Asseldonk and Henk J. Wisselink
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:27
  5. Dam-to-piglet transmission plays an important role in the epidemiology of enzootic pneumonia on farms. Although Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyopneumoniae) infections in breeding animals are often subclinical, th...

    Authors: Evelien Biebaut, Ilias Chantziaras, Filip Boyen, Bert Devriendt, Freddy Haesebrouck, Charles-Oliver Gomez-Duran and Dominiek Maes
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:26
  6. The aim of this study was to estimate the mortality risk and associated factors within the first days of life for underweight or low-vital neonatal piglets. This risk estimation should start a discussion conce...

    Authors: Lukas Geiping, Maria Hartmann, Lothar Kreienbrock and Elisabeth grosse Beilage
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:25
  7. As a nutritive feed additive, guanidine acetic acid (GAA) participates in the metabolism of energy and proteins. This study aimed to investigate the effects of GAA on growth performance, organ index, plasma an...

    Authors: Yiyan Cui, Zhimei Tian, Miao Yu, Dun Deng, Huijie Lu, Min Song, Xianyong Ma and Limin Wang
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:24
  8. In 2013, PEDV was introduced in the United States (U.S.) and rapidly spread across the country. Here we describe the occurrence of PEDV in the growing pig herd of one large U.S. production system through an ac...

    Authors: Mariana Kikuti, Donna Drebes, Rebecca Robbins, Luc Dufresne, Juan M. Sanhueza and Cesar A. Corzo
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:23
  9. Piglet perinatal and pre-weaning mortality is a welfare problem causing economic losses in pig production. In this study, the effects of housing and management interventions on the economic result of sow enter...

    Authors: Anna H. Stygar, Ilias Chantziaras, Dominiek Maes, Vivi Aarestrup Moustsen, Dimitri De Meyer, Hélène Quesnel, Ilias Kyriazakis and Jarkko K. Niemi
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:22
  10. Gut microbial anaerobic fermentation produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which are important substrates for energy metabolism and anabolic processes in mammals. SCFA can regulate the inflammatory response...

    Authors: Roberta Saleri, Paolo Borghetti, Francesca Ravanetti, Valeria Cavalli, Luca Ferrari, Elena De Angelis, Melania Andrani and Paolo Martelli
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:21
  11. Since 01.01.2021, suckling piglets may no longer be castrated without anaesthesia in Germany. Previous studies showed castration using isoflurane anaesthesia in combination with a suitable analgesic, meet the ...

    Authors: Eva-Maria Winner, Marina Beisl, Sophie Gumbert, Helena Härtel, Jennifer Kaiser, Anja Wernecke, Steffanie Senf, Yury Zablotski, Mathias Ritzmann and Susanne Zöls
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:20
  12. Along with an expanding global swine production, the commercial housing and management of swine herds, provide an optimal environment for constant circulation of swine influenza virus (swIAV), thereby challeng...

    Authors: Pia Ryt-Hansen, Henriette Guldberg Nielsen, Simon Smed Sørensen, Inge Larsen, Charlotte Sonne Kristensen and Lars Erik Larsen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:19
  13. To investigate if specific sow and piglet behavioral characteristics could be used diagnostically, this case-cohort study of the behavior of sows and piglets during the periparturient period (from 24 h before ...

    Authors: Marianne Kaiser, Mette S. Herskin, Stine Jacobsen, Pia H. Andersen, Mai Britt Friis Nielsen, Poul Bækbo and Magdalena Jacobson
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:18
  14. Data on antimicrobial use (AMU) in pig production are needed for the development of good antimicrobial stewardship practices to reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria that can cause illness in...

    Authors: Angelina L. Bosman, Anne E. Deckert, Carolee A. Carson, Zvonimir Poljak, Richard J. Reid-Smith and Scott A. McEwen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:17
  15. An outdoor pig herd was affected by severe respiratory disease in one out of three pastures. At necropsy, Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Pasteurella multocida were detected in the lungs, as well as the lung worm Me...

    Authors: Per Wallgren and Emelie Pettersson
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:16
  16. Leptospirosis is a widespread zoonotic disease caused by pathogenic Leptospira and is responsible for significant economic porcine livestock losses. Knowledge of Leptospira serogroups and their distributions is i...

    Authors: Jeanne Naudet, Laurent Crespin, Julien Cappelle, Angeli Kodjo and Florence Ayral
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:15
  17. Embryo implantation in sows is an important event during pregnancy. During this process, blastocysts undergo dramatic morphologic changes, and the endometrium becomes receptive. Studies have shown that develop...

    Authors: Chen Zhou, Gengyuan Cai, Fanming Meng, Qun Hu, Guohao Liang, Ting Gu, Enqin Zheng, Zicong Li, Zhenfang Wu and Linjun Hong
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:14
  18. Feedgrain contamination with mycotoxins, including deoxynivalenol (DON, “vomitoxin”) is relatively frequently encountered. Pigs are particularly sensitive to the toxicity of DON. To assess the interplay betwee...

    Authors: Antje Rückner, Lisa Plagge, Kristin Heenemann, Maxi Harzer, Bastian Thaa, Janine Winkler, Sven Dänicke, Johannes Kauffold and Thomas W. Vahlenkamp
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:13
  19. Resistance to colistin was an uncommon phenomenon traditionally linked to chromosome point mutations, but since the first description of a plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance in late 2015, transmissible resis...

    Authors: Pedro Miguela-Villoldo, Miguel A. Moreno, David Rodríguez-Lázaro, Alejandro Gallardo, Marta Hernández, Tania Serrano, José L. Sáez, Cristina de Frutos, Montserrat Agüero, Alberto Quesada, Lucas Domínguez and María Ugarte-Ruiz
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:12
  20. Newborn piglets can trigger an elementary immune response, but the acquirement of specific antibodies and/or cellular immunity against pathogens before they get infected post-natally is paramount to preserve t...

    Authors: Núria Martínez-Boixaderas, Laura Garza-Moreno, Marina Sibila and Joaquim Segalés
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:11
  21. Backyard swine farming is critical to generating subsistence and food security in rural and peri-urban households in several developing countries. The objective of this systematic review was to analyze the mol...

    Authors: Ravendra P. Chauhan and Michelle L. Gordon
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:10
  22. Finding out the key reproductive performance factors, affecting piglets weaned per sow per year (PSY) can improve the production efficiency and profitability of pig farms. The objective was to understand the a...

    Authors: Ran Guan, Xingdong Zhou, Hongbo Cai, Xiaorui Qian, Xiaoyu Xin and Xiaowen Li
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:9
  23. Immune cell activation and perpetuation of inflammation have been attributed to the neurotransmitter serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT). Our hypothesis was that the 5-HT system plays a role in GI health and...

    Authors: Lluís Fabà, Nienke de Groot, Guillermo Ramis, Carolina G. Cabrera-Gómez and John Doelman
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:8
  24. The association of cough with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (MHP) DNA detection in specimens was evaluated under conditions in which the MHP status of inoculated and contact-infected pen mates was closely monitored fo...

    Authors: Ana Paula S. Poeta Silva, Gabriel Y. Storino, Franco S. Matias Ferreyra, Min Zhang, Eduardo Fano, Dale Polson, Chong Wang, Rachel J. Derscheid, Jeffrey J. Zimmerman, Maria J. Clavijo and Bailey L. Arruda
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:6
  25. Astrovirus, Norovirus and Sapovirus exhibit a wide distribution in swine pig herds worldwide. However, the association of porcine Astrovirus (PAstV), porcine Norovirus (PoNoV) and porcine Sapovirus (PoSaV) wit...

    Authors: Efthymia Stamelou, Ioannis A. Giantsis, Konstantinos V. Papageorgiou, Evanthia Petridou, Irit Davidson, Zoe S. Polizopοulou, Anna Papa and Spyridon K. Kritas
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:5
  26. The intestinal porcine enterocyte cell line (IPEC-J2) is a well-established model to study porcine intestinal physiology. IPEC-J2 cells undergo spontaneous differentiation during culture while changes in expre...

    Authors: Guolin Pi, Wenxin Song, Zijuan Wu, Yali Li and Huansheng Yang
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:4
  27. Swine dysentery (SD) is a severe infectious disease with a relevant impact on pig production usually caused by Brachyspira hyodysenteriae, although B. hampsonii causes an identical clinical picture. SD control re...

    Authors: Manuel Gómez-García, Héctor Argüello, Lucía Pérez-Pérez, Clara Vega, Héctor Puente, Óscar Mencía-Ares, Pedro Rubio and Ana Carvajal
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:3
  28. To control the transmission of relevant shared diseases, such as animal tuberculosis (TB) and African swine fever (ASF), it is essential to reduce the risk of interaction between livestock and wild ungulates. ...

    Authors: Saúl Jiménez-Ruiz, Eduardo Laguna, Joaquín Vicente, Ignacio García-Bocanegra, Jordi Martínez-Guijosa, David Cano-Terriza, María A. Risalde and Pelayo Acevedo
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:2
  29. Domestic pigs have an evolutionary conserved exploratory behaviour. To comply with this requirement, the European Union aims at setting standards for appropriate enrichment materials for pigs (Council Directiv...

    Authors: Felicitas Koch, Janine Kowalczyk, Hans Mielke, Hans Schenkel, Martin Bachmann, Annette Zeyner, Peter Leinweber and Robert Pieper
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2022 8:1
  30. The aim of the study was to test the effect of replacing soya beans with pea and yellow lupin seeds in the diet of pigs on meat quality. The meat for the tests was obtained from 60 fattening crossbred pigs F1 (Po...

    Authors: Aleksandra Cebulska, Hanna Jankowiak, Eva Weisbauerová and Pavel Nevrkla
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:63
  31. This study was to investigate the utilization and reproductive performance of gilts in large-scale pig farms. Data of this descriptive study included 169,013 gilts of 1540 gilts’ batches on 105 large-scale pig...

    Authors: Ran Guan, Wenchao Gao, Peng Li, Xuwei Qiao, Jing Ren, Jian Song and Xiaowen Li
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:62
  32. Porcine ear necrosis (PEN) in pigs is characterized by a blue to black discoloration of the tip or margin of the ear followed by necrosis. The present study investigated the prevalence of PEN in a Belgian pig ...

    Authors: Mateusz Malik, Alexandra Schoos, Ilias Chantziaras, Dries Donkers, Siska Croubels, Barbara Doupovec and Dominiek Maes
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:61
  33. The process of weaning in piglets is often associated with an increased inflammation response in the intestine and compromised intestinal integrity and morphology, favoring a delay in intestinal maturation and...

    Authors: Nienke de Groot, Fernando Fariñas, Lluís Fabà, Ellen Hambrecht, Carolina G. Cabrera-Gómez, Francisco J. Pallares and Guillermo Ramis
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:60
  34. In commercial pig farming, sick or injured sows are often treated by producers or hired staff. To date, limited quantitative data exists on treatment compliance and the possible effect on sow longevity post-tr...

    Authors: Magnus R. Campler, Jeremiah L. Cox, Heather L. Walker and Andréia G. Arruda
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:59
  35. Serosal inclusion cysts are thin walled-structures located on the peritoneal surface of the uterus, frequently observed as multiple cystic structures in aggregates or grape-like clusters containing a clear, no...

    Authors: Elisa Ruiz-Riera, Miquel Nofrarias, Bernat Martí-Garcia, Mariano Domingo, Joaquim Segalés and Enric Vidal
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:58
  36. Ascaris suum, the large roundworm of pigs, is one of the economically most important pig parasites worldwide. In Austria it is commonly diagnosed by monitoring livers for milk spots at the slaughterhouse and intr...

    Authors: Anja Joachim, Christian Winkler, Ursula Ruczizka, Andrea Ladinig, Michaela Koch, Alexander Tichy and Lukas Schwarz
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:57
  37. The evaluation of the DNA damage generated in cumulus cells after mature cumulus-oocyte complexes vitrification can be considered as an indicator of oocyte quality since these cells play important roles in ooc...

    Authors: Alma López, Miguel Betancourt, Yvonne Ducolomb, Juan José Rodríguez, Eduardo Casas, Edmundo Bonilla, Iván Bahena, Socorro Retana-Márquez, Lizbeth Juárez-Rojas and Fahiel Casillas
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:56
  38. Using Food Chain Information data to objectively identify high-risk animals entering abattoirs can represent an important step forward towards improving on-farm animal welfare. We aimed to develop and evaluate...

    Authors: Joana Pessoa, Conor McAloon, Maria Rodrigues da Costa, Edgar García Manzanilla, Tomas Norton and Laura Boyle
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:55
  39. Porcine post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) has reemerged as an important topic in pig production, as common control strategies based on prophylactic use of antimicrobials and zinc oxide have been deemed unsustainable...

    Authors: Esben Østergaard Eriksen, Egle Kudirkiene, Anja Ejlersgård Christensen, Marianne Viuf Agerlin, Nicolai Rosager Weber, Ane Nødtvedt, Jens Peter Nielsen, Katrine Top Hartmann, Lotte Skade, Lars Erik Larsen, Karen Pankoke, John Elmerdahl Olsen, Henrik Elvang Jensen and Ken Steen Pedersen
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:54
  40. A cross-sectional study of slaughtered pigs was conducted in Lira district, Uganda, to (1) determine the prevalence and severity of pneumonia and (2) establish relationships between pneumonia types and the ser...

    Authors: Peter Oba, Michel M. Dione, Barbara Wieland, Frank N. Mwiine and Joseph Erume
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:53
  41. Although lots of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and genes present roles in litter size of some breeds, the information might not make it clear for the huge diversity of reproductive capability in pig breeds. T...

    Authors: Xueqin Ran, Fengbin Hu, Ning Mao, Yiqi Ruan, Fanli Yi, Xi Niu, Shihui Huang, Sheng Li, Longjiang You, Fuping Zhang, Liangting Tang, Jiafu Wang and Jianfeng Liu
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:52
  42. In slaughterhouse, veterinarians responsible for meat inspection are often confronted with abnormalities in carcasses, not only in pigs but in all livestock species. In 2017, a veterinarian responsible for mea...

    Authors: Lukas Schwarz, Carolin Schöner, Rene Brunthaler, Herbert Weissenböck, Tanja Bernreiter-Hofer, Barbara Wallner and Andrea Ladinig
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:51
  43. Increasing preweaning piglet mortality is a concern for veterinarians and producers in relation to sow performance and piglet welfare. Our objectives were (1) to characterize pre-weaning piglet mortality risk ...

    Authors: Yuzo Koketsu, Ryosuke Iida and Carlos Piñeiro
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:50
  44. Horizontal transmission of Mycoplasma suis via parenteral exposure during standard practices or through bites during fightings have been identified as key epidemiological routes. However, as knowledge gaps on oth...

    Authors: Julia Ade, Mathias Ritzmann, Christopher Wöstmann, Matthias Eddicks, Sven Reese, Katharina Hoelzle, Ludwig E. Hoelzle and Julia Stadler
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:49
  45. Fecal calprotectin is largely applied as a non-invasive intestinal inflammation biomarker in human medicine. Previous studies in pigs investigated the levels of fecal calprotectin in healthy animals only. Thus...

    Authors: Jéssica A. Barbosa, Lucas A. Rodrigues, Daniel A. Columbus, Juan C. P. Aguirre, John C. S. Harding, Vinícius S. Cantarelli and Matheus de O. Costa
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:48
  46. Changes in haematological values occur during the reproductive cycle. In veterinary swine practice, haematological reference intervals for this period are scarce. Over past decades, there has been a remarkable...

    Authors: Gwenaël Boulbria, Charlotte Teixeira Costa, Valérie Normand, Véronique Bachy, Daphné Rochel, Mathieu Brissonnier, Pauline Berton, Franck Bouchet and Arnaud Lebret
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:47
  47. Pain and fever in the periparturient period can lead to prolonged farrowing and can slow down the recovery of the sow, which will have an effect on the vitality and survival of the piglets. This study investig...

    Authors: Wikke Kuller, Steven Sietsma, Susan Hendriksen and Daniel Sperling
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:46
  48. The use of processed secondary data for health monitoring of fattening pigs has been established in various areas, such as the use of antibiotics or in the context of meat inspection. Standardized scores were ...

    Authors: Julia Grosse-Kleimann, Birte Wegner, Ines Spiekermeier, Elisabeth grosse Beilage, Nicole Kemper, Hendrik Nienhoff, Heiko Plate, Henning Meyer, Hubert Gerhardy and Lothar Kreienbrock
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:45
  49. The parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is recognized as one of the major foodborne pathogens with a high human disease burden. To control T. gondii infections in pigs, European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) advis...

    Authors: Dorien M. Eppink, Henk J. Wisselink, Inge M. Krijger, Joke W.B. van der Giessen, Manon Swanenburg, Coen P.A. van Wagenberg, Marcel A.P.M. van Asseldonk and Martijn Bouwknegt
    Citation: Porcine Health Management 2021 7:44