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Loss of maternal antibody

Section: Stockmanship Standards

Loss of maternal antibody

Loss of maternal antibody
Week when most
antibody is lost
Week 1 E. coli
Week 2 Transmissible Gastro-enteritis Virus - TGE
Week 3 Haemophilus parasuis - HPS (Glässers disease)
Week 4 Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome - PRRS, Pasteurella multocida and Bordetella bronchiseptica (Progressive Atrophic Rhinitis - PAR)
Week 6 - 9 Porcine Respiratory Coronavirus - PRCV
Swine Influenza - SIV
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Aujeszky's Disease
Enterovirus - SMEDI
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Enzootic Pneumonia - EP)
Week 6 - 10 Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) (but protection may not be present after 3 weeks)
Week 12 Erysipelas
Week 24 Porcine Parvovirus - PPV

  • If the piglet did not receive colostrum (due to weakness, mastitis, agalactia, fostering, chilling etc.) then no antibody protection will be present.
  • In the pig no antibodies cross the placenta.
  • The loss of antibodies is variable i.e. PRRS loss starts at 14-20 days.

Buy Pig Stockmanship Standards Extracted from Garth Pig Stockmanship Standards*
written by Dr John Carr.

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*Published by 5M Enterprises Limited

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