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Eradicating Mange on Farrow-to-Finish Pig Farms Using ARPEGE
Mange (Sarcoptes Scabiei var. suis) remains an important disease impacting pig herd productivity. Its prevalence has clearly declined due to successful herd eradication programs, write B. Boivent, G. Perreul, O. Merdy, R. Arena and F. Joisel, Merial,...
Ring Trials Pathogen Detection in Oral Fluid by Serology or PCR in a European Informal Network
Members of 18 diagnostic laboratories from 13 EU countries, regrouped in an informal ‘European network of diagnostic laboratories on swine oral fluid’, performed two ring trials on the detection of PRRSV, PCV2 and SIV, coordinated by Labocea (France)...
Swine Influenza Viruses in Circulation in European Pigs Exhibit an Increasing Genetic Diversity Since 2009
Swine influenza causes concern for veterinary and public health. Thus, ongoing knowledge of influenza A viruses circulating in pigs is necessary for the prevention and control of the disease in pigs, but also to detect reassortant viruses that may pose...
Efficacy of PCV2 Vaccination with CIRCOVAC® Under Swiss Field Conditions
The objective of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the production parameters during the castration-to-slaughter period in piglets vaccinated against PCV2 with CIRCOVAC or not-vaccinated, under Swiss field conditions, write S. Dalessi, A....
PCV2 Vaccine Gets Green Light in UK
By Sam Walton, Pig World. Circovac, Merial's PCV2 vaccine, will reach the UK in September. Citing increased vitality, improved growth rate, lower mortality and better feed conversion, its manufacturer says the two-jab vaccine should give a ten to one...
Economic Cost of Major Health Challenges in Large US Swine Production Systems - Part 2
By Derald Holtkamp, DVM, Iowa State University; Hans Rotto, DVM, Innovative Agriculture Solutions; Roberto Garcia, DVM, Merial Ltd. ...
Economic Cost of Major Health Challenges in Large US Swine Production Systems—Part 1
By Derald Holtkamp, DVM, Iowa State University; Hans Rotto, DVM, Innovative Agriculture Solutions and Roberto Garcia, DVM, Merial Ltd....
Improving herd performance through effective PRRS control
By Merial Animal Health* - Since it first appeared in the UK during the early 1990s, PRRS (comonly know as Blue Ear in the UK) has continued to have a negative influence on the health status and reproductive performance of UK pig herds. The effects of...
PRRS vaccine PROGRESSIS aids Acclimatisation of Gilts
At a farm "GAEC des Pins" in the Finistere region of France, a combination of an increase in the number of sows and an outbreak of PRRS resulted in serious problems with the acclimatisation of incoming gilts. To address the situation, technical advisors...
Controlling Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
By F. Joisel, S. Randoux, J. B. Hérin & F. Bost, Merial, France. - Multiple interactions between pathogens and herd management factors make pig respiratory diseases become more and more complex. Many bacteria and viruses may be involved, among which...
Ivermectin: Superior Efficacy Against Mange Mites
By Prof. Dr. J. Vercruysse and Dr. K. Smets, University of Gent - The unique pharmacological characteristics of ivermectin, related to its potent systemic activity against Sarcoptes scabiei var suis, have been demonstrated worldwide; This report describes...
DISEASE FOCUS - Mange
Detailed information on Mange. This indepth article has been updated and extracted from our Pig Health database. To view over 800 other articles browse or search the database. ...

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