Reviving post-mortem diagnostics as a tool to increase porcine herd health and strengthen early detection of pig diseases - the PathoPig project 2014-2016.

Schediwy, Marion; Balmer, S; Bredtmann, Christina Maria; Hadorn, D; Bless, P; Rosato, Giuliana; Sydler, T; Harisberger, M; Graage, R; Saura-Martinez, H; Posthaus, Horst; Gurtner, Corinne (2018). Reviving post-mortem diagnostics as a tool to increase porcine herd health and strengthen early detection of pig diseases - the PathoPig project 2014-2016. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 160(6), pp. 375-384. Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte 10.17236/sat00164

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INTRODUCTION Post-mortem diagnostics are an important tool for disease diagnosis and therefore early detection of (re-)emerging animal diseases and zoonoses as well as nationwide disease surveillance programs. To counteract the decline of porcine necropsies in Switzerland over the last ten years, the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) launched a national project in 2014 called PathoPig. Post-mortem examinations of pigs from herds with health problems were financially supported by the FSVO. During the first 3 years of the project, the number of pig necropsies increased by 195% (mean). An underlying cause of disease was identified in 74% of the cases. These findings resulted in specific recommendations by the attending veterinarians or by the Swiss Porcine Health Service. A follow-up survey revealed that herd health had improved in 90% of the farms implementing the recommendations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

UniBE Contributor:

Schediwy, Marion; Bredtmann, Christina Maria; Rosato, Giuliana; Posthaus, Horst and Gurtner, Corinne

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte

Language:

English

Submitter:

Achim Braun Parham

Date Deposited:

23 May 2019 12:51

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 05:50

Publisher DOI:

10.17236/sat00164

PubMed ID:

29905161

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Détection précoce de maladie Early disease detection Früherkennung PathoPig Rilevazione precoce della malattia Schweinegesundheit Sektionsdiagnostik diagnosi post-mortem diagnostiques post-mortem necropsy necroscopia nécropsie porcine herd health post-mortem diagnostics postmortale Untersuchungen salute della mandria suina santé des troupeaux porcins

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127546

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127546

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