Science Page: Sow farm classification according to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae status

This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.

This week,  we are sharing a collaboration between the University of Barcelona and Dr. Maria Pieters from the UMN regarding sow farm classification according to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae status.

Key points:

  • Sow farm classification according to M. hyopneumoniae status helps to manage this bacterium’s transmission chain.
  • The proposed farm classification system for M. hyopneumoniae can be used for one (farrow-to-finish) or multiple-site (farrow-to-wean and farrow-to-nursery) production systems.
  • Monitoring of M. hyopneumoniae to classify farms requires the combination of observational and laboratory analyses.

To read more about this great review, take a look at our previous post about the entire publication including information on gilt acclimation.

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