Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

The ability of pigs to avoid illness can be influenced by pig farmers via management measures which prevent stress and introduction and spread of diseases. A training program consisting of three meetings, was developed to achieve more consciousness at pig farmers about their influence on disease prevention and the immune response of their pigs. We tested the effect of the training program on the average daily gain in weight, feed conversion, the mean percentage of lymphocytes and I-FABP values.

Book Title

121st International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork

Pages

351-353

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-672

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Improvement in pig growth and feed conversion due to knowledge transfer about disease prevention and improving immune response

Maastricht, Netherlands

The ability of pigs to avoid illness can be influenced by pig farmers via management measures which prevent stress and introduction and spread of diseases. A training program consisting of three meetings, was developed to achieve more consciousness at pig farmers about their influence on disease prevention and the immune response of their pigs. We tested the effect of the training program on the average daily gain in weight, feed conversion, the mean percentage of lymphocytes and I-FABP values.