JUNE 27, 2017

| by A. Chatelet, F. Gondret, E. Merlot, H. Gilbert, N. C. Friggens and N. Le Floc’h

Impact of hygiene of housing conditions on performance and health of two pig genetic lines divergent for residual feed intake

Abstract

Pigs selected for high performance may be more at risk of developing diseases. This study aimed to assess the health and performance of two pig lines divergently selected for residual feed intake (RFI) (low RFI (LRFI) v. high RFI (HRFI)) and housed in two contrasted hygiene conditions (poor v. good) using a 2×2 factorial design (n=40/group). The challenge period (Period 1), started on week zero (W0) when 12-week-old pigs were transferred to good or poor housing conditions. At week 6 (W6), half of the pigs in each group were slaughtered. During a recovery period (Period 2) from W6 to ...

JUNE 07, 2017

| by Louise Ladefoged Poulsen, Ida Thøfner, Magne Bisgaard, Jens Peter Christensen, Rikke Heidemann Olsen, Henrik Christensen

Longitudinal study of transmission of Escherichia coli from broiler breeders to broilers

Highlights

• Transmission of E. coli was demonstrated in the broiler production.
• ST95, ST131 were the most frequently isolated STs from salpingitis in breeders.
• Twelve different STs were found in both breeders and broilers.


Abstract

Escherichia coli is of major importance in industrial broiler production as the main cause of salpingitis and peritonitis in broiler breeders. Furthermore E. coli is the most common cause of first week mortality in broiler chickens. The aim of the present study was to investigate the transmission of E. coli, isolated from broiler breeders with salpingitis, to the progeny and the possibility of subsequent first week ...

JUNE 05, 2017

| by University of Copenhagen

Vertical transmission of E. coli in the Danish broiler production.

Vertical transmission of E. coli in the Danish broiler production. Health and welfare in broiler production, course in Trondheim, NO.

JUNE 05, 2017

| by University of Copenhagen

The foot pad as port of entry for Gr+ infections

The foot pad as port of entry for Gr+ infections, Health and welfare in broiler production, course in Trondheim, NO.

JUNE 02, 2017

| by F. Pandolfi, S.A. Edwards, F. Robert, I. Kyriazakis

Risk factors associated with the different categories of piglet perinatal mortality in French farms

Highlights

•Piglet mortality was studied on a sample of French pig farms.
•Six main categories of mortality represented 84.5% of all the perinatal deaths.
•Different risk factors were identified for different categories of death.
•Three perinatal mortality patterns were identified amongst the sample of pig farms.
•Identification of the perinatal mortality patterns could lead to a more targeted management.

Abstract

We aimed to identify mortality patterns and to establish risk factors associated with different categories of piglet perinatal mortality in French farms. At farm level, the analyses were performed on data from 146 farms that experienced perinatal mortality problems. At ...

JUNE 01, 2017

| by anonymous author

38th ANAPORC Symposium in Sevilla

PROHEALTH is mentioned prominently in the ANAPORC publication of June 2017, announcing the annual ANAPORC Symposium. The article is written in Spanish language with the original title "El XXXVIII Simposio de Sevilla - Una cita ineludible para el sector".

PROHEALTH ANAPORC June 2017 (PDF, 352 kB)

JUNE 01, 2017

| by Beth Clark, Gavin B. Stewart, Luca A. Panzone, Ilias Kyriazakis, Lynn J. Frewer

Citizens, consumers and farm animal welfare: A meta-analysis of willingness-to-pay studies

Highlights

• Overall a small consumer WTP for farm animal welfare was identified.

• Only 4 of the 54 studies established WTP for reduced production diseases.

• Differences in WTP for welfare existed between animal type, regions and population.

• Gaps in evidence for policy development were identified.

• The results support the use multiple policy options for improving animal welfare.

Abstract

The sustainable intensification of animal production systems is increasing as a consequence of increased demand for foods originating from animals. Production diseases are particularly endemic in intensive production systems, and can negatively impact upon farm animal welfare. There ...