SEPTEMBER 02, 2019

| by INRA

Analysis of influence of sow housing during gestation on immune cell numbers in mammary secretions

Analysis of influence of sow housing during gestation on immune cell numbers in mammary secretions

http://prodinra.inra.fr/?locale=en#!ConsultNotice:327183

MAY 29, 2017

| by PROHEALTH Consortium

SwineDialog: On the path towards the paperless barn

ES PL


There is a paradigm shift in the aims of animal protein production today: the circumstances under which animals are being housed and the impact livestock farming has on the environment and on the broader public are considered to be as important as the quality of the produce reaching the consumer. The debate about antimicrobial resistance for instance is high on the global political agenda. is paradigm shift is also reflected in the increased requirements for farmers to document and to report use of medicine. Several European governments are restricting the ...

MAY 29, 2017

| by PROHEALTH Consortium

Is it possible to determine how environmental parameters influence respiratory disease in grow-finish pigs?

ES PL

It is not new to farmers that certain animal diseases can be triggered by too cold or too warm temperature in the barn or that poor water availability and humidity can predispose animals to illness. But so far there was a lack of tangible data on these relationships between farm environment, health and productivity. PROHEALTH aims at closing this gap by compiling integrated data-sets of measured farm environment parameters as well as documented health and productivity parameters for several different production diseases. Here we present first results from such a PROHEALTH study that ...

MAY 29, 2017

| by PROHEALTH Consortium

Similarities and specificities of gut microbiota of pigs and chickens

ES PL

Gut microbiota is the ensemble of microorganisms living in the intestine of a human or animal hosts. In animals such as pigs or poultry it consists of around 1,000 different bacterial species. Considering that an average microbiota member has about 3,000 genes, the total gut microbiome is represented by about 3,000,000 genes, which exceeds the number of host genes by a factor of 100.

Gut microbiota plays an important role for its host. It may provide additional nutrients from feed which could otherwise not be digested by the host, it may provide ...

MAY 29, 2017

| by PROHEALTH Consortium

Vitamin D requirements during exposure to coccidia

ES PL

Skeletal health of fast growing broilers is an important issue, with implications for broiler welfare and farm profitability. From a nutritional standpoint, vitamin D supplementation is pivotal for promoting Ca and P utilization and bird skeletal integrity. Additional benefits may arise from increased vitamin D status, such as improved performance and improved efficiency of feed utilization. e limit set by the EU for vitamin D supplementation via the feed is 5000 IU/kg of feed. However, this level may be insufficient for obtaining the full range of its beneficial effects on broiler welfare and productivity, ...

MAY 29, 2017

| by PROHEALTH Consortium

Biosecurity in pig farms across Europe

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Biosecurity measures are of great importance to prevent or limit the risk of animals becoming infected with pathogens. Biosecurity is a term used to describe management measures for the prevention of pathogens entering a farm (external biosecurity) or the spreading of pathogens within the farm (internal biosecurity). Improving the level of biosecurity is considered to result in a limited introduction and spread of disease, resulting in reduced morbidity and mortality rates, making biosecurity a tool in disease eradication programs as well as in daily health management.

In the context of the PROHEALTH project, production diseases on ...

FEBRUARY 02, 2017

| by University of Gent

Prohealth: hoe bioveilig zijn België en Nederland? In: Varkensbedrijf

Prohealth: hoe bioveilig zijn België en Nederland? In: Varkensbedrijf
http://www.agrimatie.nl/themaResultaat.aspx?subpubID=2232§orID=3432&themaID=2276&indicatorID=3425

DECEMBER 07, 2016

| by University of Copenhagen

Impact of playing classical music and scratching on avoidance distance in loose housed farrowing sows

Impact of playing classical music and scratching on avoidance distance in loose housed farrowing sows

https://curis.ku.dk/ws/files/164478016/SSUNDMFP6416081211302.pdf

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

| by PROHEALTH consortium

What do consumers think about farm animal production?

Insights from a systematic literature review

The public are an important stakeholder at the end of the food chain, and as they are the end-users of food products, their opinions need to be taken into consideration in order to produce food that meets their needs. However, they are generally unfamiliar about production practices used in animal production.

Consumer views on production diseases are unknown

Two literature reviews on the public’s attitudes and willingness-to-pay for characteristics of animal products were conducted, including 80 and 54 studies respectively. Both reviews highlighted a research gap in relation to production diseases. In the willingness-to-pay literature, only four ...

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

| by PROHEALTH consortium

Improving piglet survival: How can genetics and management contribute?

As we apply genetic selection for more prolific sows, the challenges for piglet survival increase; piglets are smaller and more vulnerable at birth, face greater competition for the vital early colostrum intake, and are thus more at risk of dying from hypothermia, starvation and crushing. To address these challenges, the PROHEALTH project is investigating different genetic and management interventions which might improve the vitality of the newborn piglet and the maternal behaviour of the sow in order to reduce mortality risk.

Genetic approaches

A collaborative study between Newcastle University and the JSR Genetics breeding company is looking for new neonatal and maternal ...