This week, Veterinary Medicine APA will introduce a useful topic related to piglet care: WEANING IN OPEN HOUSING, AN ALTERNATIVE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF A PRODUCTION INCREASE By Abelardo López Ramos, source: www.pig333.com Evolution of production From the early 2000s … Read More
The histomonosis is a protozoan disease, caused by Histomonas meleagridis, and characterized by necrotizing lesions affecting the liver and the caeca. Clinically, sulfur-yellow coloured faeces and depression are observed. A characteristic feature is the blackening of the skin of the head (blackhead), due to cyanosis.
CRD is a specific disease caused by one of the group of organisms known as pleuro pneumonia like organism (PPLO), but more closely defined is Mycoplasma; the particular organism directly associated with CRD is Mycoplasma gallisepticum with or without secondary … Read More
Scours are the most common health concern of piglets, and understanding the factors involved will help producers prevent outbreaks. Scours, or diarrhea, are the excretion of feces containing excess fluid. There can be a variety of causes, and therefore a … Read More
Abortion means the premature expulsion of dead or non-viable fetuses. Embryo loss occurs when there is death of embryos followed by absorption, or expulsion. Healthy embryos grow into fetuses. There is often alarm when an abortion is seen but it … Read More
The egg drop syndrome – 1976 (EDS 76) is an infectious disease in layer hens manifested by a quick drop in egg production, failure to reach peak production, irregularly shaped eggs, soft-shelled or shell-less eggs and depigmentation. The aetiological agent … Read More
Introduction Modern pig buildings are complex structures with a high need of environmental control. The ventilation system is a central part of the accommodation, which must be integrated with the building to achieve an acceptable environment. Lack of control may … Read More