BPEX blog

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

PMWS Risk Update

The latest information on PMWS has been published in a new Research into Action factsheet. It comes from an ongoing study to identify the risk factors and their association with the severity of PMWS at farm level. The factsheet can be downloaded here and there is further information on the project website. Risk factors identified include:
  • Raising grower pigs indoors
  • Bringing new boars onto the farm
  • Presence of M. hyopneumoniae antibodies
  • Presence of hospital pens which drain towards other accommodation
  • Increased requirement for veterinary visits (consequence)

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