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Participation in Forum on February 24, 2014
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/other-diseases/ped/2014-02-18/eng/1392762739620/1392762820068 CFIA Statement on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Feed February 18, 2014: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting science-based testing to determine if feed may be a contributing factor in the current Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) situation. ...
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Participation in Forum on February 24, 2014
CANADA - Pig herds infected with Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea (PED) have been confirmed in Ontario and suspected in two more provinces, while a feed product based on porcine plasma produced in the US has been found to carry the PED virus. PEDv infected herds are confirmed in Ontario and suspected in Manitoba and Prince Edward Island, according to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AAS ...
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Participation in Forum on December 5, 2012
Hello, I am not in pratice, I am a veterinary laboratory diagnostician I supplied this reference because it pretty well illustrated the lung lesions caused by fumoninsin poisoning ie sever pulmonary oedema Best regards André Broes, D.V.M., Ph.D. See also the following references: http://toxicology.usu.edu/endnote/Characterization-fumonisin-toxicity.pdf http://vdi.sagepub.com/content/5/3/4 ...
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Participation in Forum on December 5, 2012
http://vdi.sagepub.com/content/5/2/232.full.pdf+html Fumonisin Toxicosis in Swine: Clinical and Pathologic Findings Billy M. Colvin,A. J. Cooley,and Rodney W. Beaver J VET Diagn Invest, April 1993; vol. 5, 2: pp. 232-241. From a series of experimental studies with pigs (12–16 kg), either pulmonary edema or liver failure emerged as a distinct pathogenetic expression of fumonisin B1 (FB1) to ...
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Participation in Forum on August 25, 2011
Dear Erik or Dan (???), You have certainly noted my WARNING as introduction : " Even if the ROLE OF PCV2 in the development of weaner ear necrosis is DEBATABLE, PCV2 vaccination of sows SEEMS TO HELP controlling (at least in SOME situations) Further readings: http://www.nadis.org.uk/BPEX%20Bulletins/09-03%20Ear%20Tip%20Necrosis.pdf http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/medwelljournals/javaa/2011/ ...
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Participation in Forum on August 25, 2011
Even if the role of PCV2 in the development of weaner ear necrosis is debatable, PCV2 vaccination of sows seems to help controlling (at least in some situations) André Broes, D.V.M., Ph.D. Canada Ear necrosis reduction in pigs after vaccination against PCV2 Z. Pejsaka, I. Markowska-Daniela, M. Pomorska-Móla, M. Porowskib and R. Kolaczc Abstract The influence of sows vaccination against P ...
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Participation in Forum on July 20, 2011
Randall, Look at: http://www.pork.org/Resources/972/2003PRRSCompendium.aspx http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Our_scientific_expertise/docs/pdf/PRRS_guide_web_bulletin.pdf (the link works with Explorer bu apparently not with Mozilla) Cheers Andrew
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Participation in Forum on July 19, 2011
Hi Randall, Sad news indeed. However I am concerned about how the government DVM did diagnose PRRSV infection ... based on what ??? Clinical signs of PRRS are not pathognomonic (what clinical signs do you have in your herd ?). Diagnosis has to be based on virus or virus antibodies identification Look at: http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Our_scientific_expertise/docs/pdf/PRRS_guide_web_bulleti ...
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Participation in Forum on July 11, 2011
Hi Randall, How far is your farm away from other pig farms and what is the pig density around your farm? Am I right I saying that your herd is totally closed (no introduction of live pigs nor pig semen) ? If it is the case and if the biosecurity measures that you described are well applied, the major risk of contamination of your farm is through the air (aerosol) and eventually through insects. In ...
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