Swine Biosecurity Technical Articles


Article published the March 27, 2020:

COVID-19: A biosecurity threat like nothing seen before

As a result of COVID-19, veterinarians need to look at biosecurity in new ways. As practitioners we have to focus on protecting pigs and maintaining the economic viability of the farm. We are trained to deal wi...
Author/s :
Montse Torremorell
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Article published the October 19, 2017:

Clinical problems due to encephalomyocarditis virus infections in two pig herds

Background The encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) is a nonenveloped positive single-stranded RNA virus. The EMCV serotype is a member of the Cardioviridae genus of the Picornaviridae family [1]. The virus is ve...
Author/s :
Dominiek MaesRuben DecaluweTommy Van Limbergen
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Article published the August 25, 2017:

Effects of housing conditions and glutamine levels on growth performance of post-weaning piglets

Introduction Currently in Brazil there are no standardized housing systems for weaned pigs, and therefore, a big range of different facilities are observed in pig farms. Although some studies have evaluated i...
Author/s :
Aliny Ketilim NovaisANGELA ROCIO POVEDA PARRAARTURO PARDO LOZANODanyel Bueno DaltoDavid GavioliEduardo RaeleGraziela Drociunas PachecoProf. Dr. Caio Abércio SilvaRoberta Abrami Monteiro Silva
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Article published the July 7, 2017:

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Shedding and Antibody Response in Swine Farms: A Longitudinal Study

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...
Author/s :
Giovanni Loris Alborali
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Article published the June 9, 2017:

Comparative Prevalence of Immune Evasion Complex Genes Associated with ß-Hemolysin Converting Bacteriophages in MRSA ST5 Isolates from Swine, Swine Facilities, Humans with Swine Contact, and Humans with No Swine Contact

  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-...
Author/s :
Peter Davies
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Article published the June 1, 2017:

Effect of spray-dried porcine plasma protein and egg antibodies in diets for weaned pigs under environmental challenge conditions

Weaning is one of the most stress­ful periods in the life of a pig, resulting in lower feed intake, poorer growth, and higher morbidity and mortality, particularly during the first weeks after weaning or un...
Author/s :
David TorrallardonaJavier Polo
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Article published the May 18, 2017:

Characterization of Viral Load, Viability and Persistence of Influenza A Virus in Air and on Surfaces of Swine Production Facilities

  Introduction Influenza A virus (IAV) causes significant epidemics of respiratory disease in humans that result in human deaths and raise public health concerns that require a deeper understanding of IA...
Author/s :
Montse TorremorellVictor Neira Ramirez
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Article published the December 7, 2016:

Space Allocation Decisions for Nursery and Grow-Finish Facilities

Introduction Investment in nursery and grow-finish facilities represents the most capital-intensive portion of modern pork production systems. It also is the investment most likely to have the lowest asset tur...
Author/s :
Dr. Mike Brumm
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Article published the October 14, 2016:

Recent trends in virulence and antimicrobial resistance of E. coli in pigs

Introduction Antimicrobial use in animal production has been monitored over the past two decades because of potential adverse effects on animal and human health related to antimicrobial resistance. A...
Author/s :
John Morris Fairbrother
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Article published the July 19, 2013:

Indirect Transmission of Influenza A Virus between Pig Populations under Two Different Biosecurity Settings

Introduction During the period of 1976-2007, 1.4 to 16.7 deaths per 100,000 persons were influenza-associated in the United States each year [1]. In addition to the significant mortality and morbidity associat...
Author/s :
Montse Torremorell
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