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The pig is an important species for food production and biomedical research. We have established a first gene catalogue of the pig gut microbiome by deep sequencing fecal DNA from a cohort of 287 pigs bred in France, China and Denmark. The catalogue contains more than 7.7 million non-redundant...

Author(s)
Estelle, J.; Ramayo-CalDas, Y.; Pons, N.; Chatelier, E. le; Prifti, E.; Levenez, F.; Denis, C.; Monget, P.; Mercat, M. J.; Guillou, D.; Leloutre, L.; Pinon-Quintana, A.; Labarre, J. F.; Castex, M.; Maguin, E.; Dore, J.; Ehrlich, S. D.; Rogel-Gaillard, C.
Publisher
Institut du Porc, Paris, France
Citation
Journées de la Recherche Porcine en France, 2018, 50, pp 49-54
Abstract

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) causes substantial economic impact due to significant losses in productivity. Thus, measuring changes in farm productivity before and after PRRS infection enables quantifying the production and economic impact of outbreaks. This study...

Author(s)
Silva, G. S.; Schwartz, M.; Morrison, R. B.; Linhares, D. C. L.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2017, 148, pp 89-93
Abstract

The protozoan Cryptosporidium is a major public and animal health concern. Young children, immunocompromised people, and pre-weaning animals are especially vulnerable, but treatment options are limited and there is no vaccine. A laboratory diagnosis is required to confirm cases of...

Author(s)
Chalmers, R. M.; Katzer, F.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Trends in Parasitology, 2013, 29, 5, pp 237-251
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of oral supply of nutritional supplements to low birth weight neonates, in the first hours of life, on their colostrum consumption, serum immunoglobulin G, rectal temperature, weight gain and mortality. Piglets with birth weight ranging from 794 to...

Author(s)
Kummer, A. D.; Baroncello, E.; Moreira, L. P.; Bernardi, M. L.; Bortolozzo, F. P.; Wentz, I.
Publisher
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Faculdade de Veterinária, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Citation
Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, 2015, 43, pp 1336
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This study was carried out to assess the potential of animals, used for teaching and research, as a source of Cryptosporidium infection for students and staff of a University in Nigeria. Faecal samples from 185 animals reared on the teaching and research farm were collected and examined for ...

Author(s)
Akinkuotu, O. A.; Fagbemi, B. O.
Publisher
Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Sokoto, Nigeria
Citation
Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2014, 12, 2, pp 41-46
Abstract

In many mammalian species, prenatal stress masculinizes female and feminizes male offspring impairing their reproductive capacity. Regrouping gestating sows is a common, stressful production practice, but its impact on the developing pigs of the sow is not fully known. This study examined the...

Author(s)
Mack, L. A.; Lay, D. C., Jr.; Eicher, S. D.; Johnson, A. K.; Richert, B. T.; Pajor, E. A.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2014, 92, 2, pp 530-548
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A prospective longitudinal study was carried out on 39 outdoor breeding pig farms in England in 2003 and 2004 to investigate the risks associated with mortality in liveborn preweaning piglets. Researchers visited each farm and completed a questionnaire with the farmer and made observations of the...

Author(s)
KilBride, A. L.; Mendl, M.; Statham, P.; Held, S.; Harris, M.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Booth, H.; Green, L. E.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2014, 117, 1, pp 189-199
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Preweaning mortality varies greatly among herds and this is partly attributed to differences in farrowing house management. In this review, we describe the various management strategies than can be adopted to decrease mortality and critically examine the evidence that exists to support their use....

Author(s)
Kirkden, R. D.; Broom, D. M.; Andersen, I. L.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2013, 91, 7, pp 3361-3389
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Splayleg is a major cause of mortality during breast feeding. It is a congenital disorder that affects newborn piglets. It is characterized by the inability or difficulty of bending the limbs. In some cases, the mortality determined by splayleg in preweaning period can reach 50% as a result of...

Author(s)
Gheller, N. B.; Santi, M.; Lippke, R. T.; Almeida, M. N.; Heres, T. S.; Barcellos, D. E. S. N.
Publisher
A Hora Veterinária, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Citation
A Hora Veterinária, 2008, 27, 161, pp 53-56
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For Aberdeen-Angus (AA), Friesian X AA, Friesian X Jersey, Friesian X (Friesian X Jersey), and Friesian cows mated to Friesian bulls in an 8-yr experiment, the pregnancy rate was 82, 89, 87, 86 and 81% resp., weight of calf weaned/cow wintered averaged 123, 151, 163, 151 and 147 kg, weight of...

Author(s)
Nicoll, G. B.; Everitt, G. C.
Publisher
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries., Hamilton, New Zealand
Citation
New Zealand, Whatawhata Hill Country Research Station: Annual report 1977-78., 1978, pp 6, 8

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