Pig Industry Technical Articles

Article published the July 20, 2017:
Background Directive 91/630/EEC sets the minimum standards for the protection of pigs in the EU. It has been substantially amended several times. Directive 2008/120/EC [1] collates the existing legislation int...
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Dominiek MaesLiesbet PluymOlli Peltoniemi
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Article published the July 20, 2017:
Background - vaccines against parasites In modern swine medicine, vaccination against various pathogens is an integral part of the health management. However, currently not a single vaccine against parasites o...
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Anja Joachim
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Article published the July 18, 2017:
The intestine’s major role is the digestion and absorption of nutrients, as well as the prevention against the entry of antigens and microorganisms into the blood. However, the impairment of the...
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Valeria Artuso-Ponte
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Article published the July 18, 2017:
Gastritis (gastric ulcers) is one of the most important non-infectious causes of morbidity and mortality in modern swine production units. In general on-farm mortality is between 1- 2% but can reach 1...
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Jessika Van Leeuwen
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Article published the July 13, 2017:
  Introduction Antimicrobial resistance and its potential transmission from animals to man has become a major issue, both politically and scientifically and is leading to greater controls, both in North ...
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David Burch
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Article published the July 13, 2017:
  Introduction Enzymes have been used in livestock production for more than 20 yrs, especially in diet containing cereals with high levels of soluble non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) such as wheat, oats,...
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Jundi Liu
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Article published the July 7, 2017:
INTRODUCTION Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causes an acute and highly contagious enteric disease, which is characterized by severe enteritis, vomiting, watery diarrhea and a high mortality rate in ne...
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Giovanni Loris Alborali
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Article published the July 7, 2017:
The human health benefits of dietary selenium (Se) and iron (Fe) are well established (Rayman, 1997; Kristensen et al., 2005).  Meat and meat products are primary sources of dietary Se and iron for humans....
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Cadogan, D.JF.R. DunsheaJohn Pluske
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Article published the June 30, 2017:
Influenza A virus has become a major pathogen, causing epidemics of respiratory disease in humans, which not only result in increased deaths but also raise public health organization alarms regarding the need f...
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Dr. Jim LoweMarie Culhane
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Article published the June 22, 2017:
Introduction Prior to the recognition that pigs and other livestock species can be reservoirs of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) [1], S. aureus was considered a relatively unimportant organ...
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Peter Davies
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