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 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 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 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 16, 2017:
Background Spray dried plasma (SDP) is a protein rich product obtained from the industrial fractionation of blood from healthy animals. Blood is collected with an anticoagulant and centrifuged to separate the ...
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David TorrallardonaJavier Polo
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Article published the June 16, 2017:
Introduction Feed represents between 60 and 70 % of the total cost of pork production in modern capital-intensive systems. Within feed, energy alone may represent 50 % or more of the total cost [1]. Carbon-con...
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John Patience
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Article published the June 15, 2017:
  Introduction Background to life stages and metabolism-mediated development The pace and pattern of life stages is the subject of organismal life history, one of biology's most integrative disciplines....
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Thomas Crenshaw
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Article published the June 9, 2017:
  Introduction Staphylococcus aureus is a gram positive coccus that forms part of the normal nasal microflora in humans and other animal species. In developed countries, approximately one-quarter to one-...
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Peter Davies
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Article published the June 9, 2017:
Influenza A viruses (IAVs) are the etiologic agents of acute respiratory disease in many mammalian species. Although originating in wild aquatic birds, IAVs have been successful in crossing the species barrier,...
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Dr. Jim Lowe
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