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Category : Respiratory Health

January 20, 2022

Start with the gilt-development unit for Mhp elimination

US pig producers have made a big push to eliminate Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhp) from their herds as a way to ...
December 10, 2021

Filtration audits help prepare for PRRS season

Regular biosecurity checks with a close look at filtration and ventilation systems will help prevent the spread of airborne pathogens ...
May 22, 2021

More accurate gilt testing needed to detect Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae

Sow herds seeking negative Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) status should use accurate gilt surveillance methods. Research conducted by Alyssa Betlach, DVM, ...
October 16, 2020

Genetic diversity makes swine influenza a challenge for producers

Influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S) is one of the primary respiratory pathogens challenging swine production systems in the US ...
September 9, 2020

Tracheal sampling for M. hyo may hold new benefits

Tracheal sampling is a good way to determine if Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) is present in a herd, but it’s an ...
June 28, 2020

Resurgent Mycoplasma hyorhinis causes debilitating arthritis in late finishing

Infectious arthritis caused by Mycoplasma hyorhinis is gaining ground in hog units where it infects neonatal pigs and develops into severe lameness ...
April 10, 2020

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae: New strategies for an old ‘bug’

Watch the full interview or each part separately Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae: New strategies for an old 'bug' Part 1: Underrated disease Part 2: Understanding ...
November 25, 2019

Fogging helps establish Day 0 for M. hyo elimination

Maintaining a healthy herd takes time, energy and constant emphasis on biosecurity, Amy Maschhoff, DVM, told Pig Health Today. She ...
November 11, 2019

Mycoplasma elimination possible, but more difficult on farrow-to-finish sites

With the right program in place, eliminating mycoplasma pneumonia is possible on many hog farms. Farrow-to-finish sites are still the ...
July 16, 2019

Resurgence of ‘old’ bacterial diseases in pigs: Why?

Three bacterial diseases considered under control recently flared up creating new challenges in hog operations. The older diseases include Haemophilus ...
March 19, 2019

Are you giving M. hyo the attention it deserves?

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) isn’t a new problem in the pork industry. It’s been around for years, but that’s exactly ...
September 26, 2018

Five ways to get better returns on your swine-health program

The pork industry uses a wide variety of vaccinations and medications for managing viral and bacterial diseases. In a conversation ...
May 18, 2018

Piglets are key subpopulation in keeping IAV-S circulating

When it comes to influenza A virus in swine (IAV-S), the relationship between the sow’s immune status and piglet protection ...
May 17, 2018

Yeske: Mycoplasma elimination ‘always a good strategy’

Eliminating mycoplasma from a herd works well with a fast payback, even in hog-dense areas, according to research conducted by ...
April 4, 2018

Batch farrowing offers smaller sow farms improved disease control

Independent sow farms grouped together and using batch farrowing may be able to capture the same health advantages as a ...
February 19, 2018

How long do mycoplasma-negative herds stay negative?

Most hog farms successfully stamp out mycoplasma pneumonia when they work with their veterinarian to eliminate the disease. The challenge ...
August 3, 2017

Understanding swine flu’s diversity key to better control programs

[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] The number of swine influenza cases as well as the diversity of circulating flu ...
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June 5, 2017

M. hyo: Control or elimination?

[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] Effective control of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) has to start in the breeding herd ...
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May 30, 2017

Iowa veterinarian sees benefits to early PRRS vaccination

[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] It takes 3 to 4 weeks for pigs to develop immunity against porcine reproductive ...
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Opportunistic pathogens prey on newly weaned pigs infected with a primary virus

[caption id="attachment_5765" align="alignright" width="37"] Watch the interview[/caption] Around 50% of pigs weaned today likely are infected with a primary viral pathogen, ...
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