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“We know that vaccinating can decrease the amount of viruses in the air, so vaccination is a good mechanism to prevent airborne transmission” Swine veterinary consultant Dr. Carmen Alonso in Spain picks out lessons from her detailed studies of air samples inside and outside farms suffering an outbreak of PRRS, influenza A or porcine epidemic diarrhoea --- as well as poultry sites with highly pathogenic avian influenza.
“Our recent work demonstrated the presence of the PCV-3 genome within mild-to moderate histological lesions of aborted fetuses.
In this video Dr. Mike Murtaugh discusses vaccine cross-protection on various PCV2 strains: PCV2a, PCV2b & PCV2d. He also talks about the outbreaks of PCVAD and how correct usage of the vaccine is key.
Prof Joaquim Segalés and Dr Oliver Duran Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) was initially detected in the late 1990s in North America and Europe associated with a post weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in pigs.
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Pain is a sensory and emotional experience that has negative effects on animal welfare, directly affecting farm production items. There are many reasons why pigs can suffer from pain: routine farm management, such as tail-docking and castration, diseases, injuries and physiological events such as farrowing. Nowadays, pain measurement in farm animals is very complex, and it continues to be an important issue in veterinary and biomedical research.
Hanna Fränzl gives a concise overview about the immune system of pigs.
SOUTH KOREA - The Fourth Asian PRRSpective opened yesterday in South Korea's Jeju Island to update Asian pig farmers on the latest scientific research on PRRS and effective solutions in keeping it under control.
A practical example of a bio security-breach:
When purchasing gilts a gap in the vaccination-scheme occurred:
A batch of gilts was not vaccinated for Circovirus immediately after arrival in the quarantine but was delayed until 2 months later when thew hole herd was vaccinated.
Reinstate balance by:
Reducing the risk of infection caused by stress such as regrouping/moving
Applying alternatives to antibiotics:
PRRS-vaccination of suckling pigs protects their immune cells
→ The reduction of bacterial load brings balance and better health
At the start of life every single gram of bodyweight counts:
110 g higher start weight...
...means in this farm a 620g higher weaning weight