[Evaluation of risk factors for Mastitis-Metritis-Agalactia in pig farms in Switzerland].

Jenny, B; Vidondo Curras, Beatriz; Pendl, W; Kümmerlen, D; Sidler, X (2015). [Evaluation of risk factors for Mastitis-Metritis-Agalactia in pig farms in Switzerland]. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 157(12), pp. 689-696. Huber 10.17236/SAT00047

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Mastitis-Metritis-Agalactia (MMA), also known as postpartum dysgalactia syndrome (PPDS) is the most important disease complex in sows after birth. The present study compared 30 MMA problem herds (over 12% of farrowing sows affected) with 30 control farms (less than 10% of farrowing sows affected) to identify risk factors and treatment incidence. Important risk factors identified were in gilts the integration into the herd after the first farrowing, in gestating sows firm fecal consistency as well as in lactating sows soiled troughs, a low flow rate (<2 liters per minute) in drinking nipples and a high prevalence of lameness. The treatment incidence was also significantly different between the two groups. The MMA prevalence could be reduced through optimization of husbandry, feeding and management, which could essentially diminish the use of antibiotics.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

UniBE Contributor:

Vidondo Curras, Beatriz

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 310 Statistics
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Beatriz Vidondo Curras

Date Deposited:

07 Jun 2016 12:10

Last Modified:

14 Oct 2016 08:52

Publisher DOI:

10.17236/SAT00047

PubMed ID:

26891575

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/80907

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