UK - The latest edition of the Pig Journal, published by the UK Pig Veterinary Society is now available. |
The Pig Journal, which is the oldest journal dedicated to pig health and production, first launched in 1976 has now evolved into a fully-refereed international journal. Currently, two volumes are produced each year by an international team of editors.
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Papers in this
edition come from Argentina, Austria, France, Germany,
Mexico, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom, and have a
considerable variation in content.
In the Clinical Section the current
situation and prospects for the control of African Swine Fever is reviewed. There is also a paper which describes the abnormal behaviour of wall-licking
and urine drinking in pigs associated with salt deficiency,
necessitating a diet reformulation.
We all know the effects of vaccination for PCV2 on piglet
growth and performance, and in this volume Maurin-Bernaud
et al., show us the value of sow vaccination in improving sow
fertility, especially in the second cycle.
In the General Section there is a contribution on the Red Tractor scheme which is a
very necessary quality marker for the British pig, especially
with the new standards introduced in October 2011
In the Research section the paper of
Perez et al., outlines the therapeutic use of fosfomycin for the
treatment of intracellular bacterial infections in the respiratory
tract, which is a very useful extra antibiotic in the armoury.
Abstracts of the papers can be viewed on the Pig Journal web site.
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