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Enzootic Pneumonia in Your Pig Herd
Enzootic pneumonia (EP) is the most common respiratory disease seen in pigs in the UK. This article from AHDB Pork explains how to control the disease....
Three Ways to Keep Newly Weaned Pigs Hydrated
When moved to the weaning facility, one of the first things a pig should do is look for water and take a drink. Unfortunately, the stress of movement, new surroundings and new penmates can delay adequate hydration. Without prevention or support, this...
Improved Reproductive Performance after PROGRESSIS® Vaccination at End of Gestation in a PRRSV Infected Farm
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is endemic in swine producing countries worldwide and causes important losses due to reproductive and respiratory disorders. Additionally, the virus variability and the immune evading properties...
Establishing the Weaner
These guidelines from AHDB Pork should help you to assess the correct conditions for your piglets, and ensure they make it through the challenges of weaning....
DanBred International Delivers on Thailand Pig farm
Thailand has quite a mature pig scenario with around 1 million sows. Whilst the industry is dominated by the two big integrators, CP Foods and Betagro, there are of course plenty of other pig businesses operating in the country with many of these farms...
Stabilization of PRRSv Circulation Following Implementation of Mixed PRRSv Vaccine Program
PRRS is one of the most significant pig diseases. Current vaccination strategies are based on the use of MLV (Modified Live Vaccines) or KV (Killed Vaccines). This case report describes the stabilization of PRRSv circulation in a nursery and fattening...
PRRSV Type 1 Can Induce Aggravation of Infection with a Mild Actinobacillus Serotype 2 Strain
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) predisposes pigs to the aggravation of an App infection....
Importance of Regular Worming in Pigs
Large roundworms (Ascaris suum) are endoparasites which cause milk spot liver and are the most prevalent of worms affecting pig productivity. This article from AHDB Pork describes how to keep worms under control in your pigs....
Making Sure Your Farm is Handled Well While you are Away
Find out how to make sure your farm maintains standards while you are away, with these guidelines from AHDB Pork....
Improvement of Commercial Swine Erysipelas ELISA Test Applicability for Vaccination Compliance Purpose
The utility of serologic tests for evaluation of Erysipelas infection and protection conferred by vaccines has been a controversial issue, writes A. Callen, I. Lazaro and S. Carceles....
Role of Dietary Fibre in Diets for Growing Pigs - Part 2
Optimising nutritional efficiency has become more of a challenge as modern feed formulations contain more sources of fibre, so Zhimin Huang and colleagues from the University of Minnesota produced this report looking at improvements in artificial feed...
How to Prevent Heat Stress in Indoor Pig Herds
If a pig is under heat stress and cannot cool itself sufficiently it will collapse and, in the worst scenario, die. This guide from AHDB Pork shows how to keep your indoor pigs at a comfortable temperature....
Common Causes of Poisoning in Pigs
Poisoning in pigs can often only be apparent once it becomes fatal, so it’s essential to know what symptoms to look for and how to minimise the risks. Melanie Jenkins reports for ThePigSite....
Improvement Porcine Parvovirus (PPV) ELISA Test Reliability
Porcine Parvovirus (PPV) vaccines have been widely used in the field to prevent PPV induced reproductive problems since the early 80’s with a high level of satisfaction. However, the pattern of seroconversion after vaccination is often lower and more...
Alternatives to Antibiotic Growth Promoters in Poultry and Pigs
The use of antibiotics in feed for growth promotion has long been restricted in the EU, but there has been a lot of research activity looking at possible alternative compounds. This article looks at the potential for feed additives such as organic acids,...
Risk Factors for African Swine Fever on Nigerian Pig Farms
African swine fever (ASF) is one of the major setbacks to development of the pig industry in Nigeria. This study by Emmanuel Jolaoluwa Awosanya and colleagues aimed to improve understanding of the risk factors for ASF infection in Nigerian pig herds....
How to Prevent Heat Stress in Outdoor Pig Herds
Heat stress is caused when a pig's body temperature rises above certain limits, and is a particular problem for outdoor-reared pigs, so what can producers do to help their animals stay cool?...
Field Efficacy of PCV2 and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Vaccine Combinations
The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of three combinations of vaccines against PCV2 and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M hyo) under field conditions, write S. Carceles, A. Callen, H. Smits, O. Merdy and F. Joise....
Field Testing a Filter for Disease Control on Pig Transport Trailers
Evaluation of a prototype air filtration system installed on a transport trailer showed that the use of selected microbial filters can effectively capture bioaerosols and prevent entry into the interior or the trailer, report Bernardo Predicala, Alvin...
A Simple Guide to Finishing Pigs
Finishing pigs to the target specification requires tremendous attention to detail. Melanie Jenkins provides an overview of the different systems....
Comparative Efficacy of PCV2 Vaccines in Piglets
Several commercial PCV2 vaccines are available for piglet in Europe. The objective of the present study was to compare the efficacy of two PCV2 vaccines: CIRCOVAC® and a subunit vaccine, writes A. Callen et al....
Risk Factors for PRRSV Infection and Resulting Challenges for Effective Disease Surveillance
Of 147 pig herds surveyed in the UK, 35.1 per cent tested positive for the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and a number of risk factors were revealed, along with the prevalence of other viruses....
New Advances in Co-products in Animal Feed
Wheat distillers dried grains with solubles (wDDGS) is a promising type of crop co-product which can be used in animal feed....
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