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What are the characteristics of the farms with the highest seroprevalence of Salmonella?

Tuesday, 10. July 2018

Feeding, biosecurity and concomitant diseases as factors involved in the perpetuation of Salmonella in the farm.

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Laboratory techniques to evaluate the cellular immune response in the pig

Wednesday, 27. June 2018

Nowadays several laboratory techniques allow to evaluate the cellular immune response.

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The immune system and immunity in swine: maternal and neonatal immunity

Thursday, 24. May 2018

This article discuss about the protection of the placenta, the colostrum, the immunity conferred by milk and the congenital acquired immunity of the piglet.

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Samples to monitor the influenza virus

Friday, 18. May 2018

Montse Torremorell speaks about different alternatives that are being explored to obtain live animal samples at a reasonable cost.

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The immune system and immunity in swine: the neuro-immunity network

Thursday, 26. April 2018

The immune, endocrine and central nervous systems communicate through anatomical and hormonal-neuropeptides pathways.

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Occupational disease risks for handlers of pigs and pork

Friday, 20. April 2018

Most infections with occupational diseases occur at slaughter, when humans handle potentially infected meat or body fluids. We’ll introduce two major ones here: erysipelas and S. suis infection.

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The Immune system and immunity in swine: skin

Thursday, 29. March 2018

The skin is the first defensive line, as is the largest organ of the body.

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Prevention of worker health and safety problems in Pork Production

Thursday, 1. February 2018

After reviewing some of the main hazards for pork producers in previous articles, this article is devoted to practical measures describing how to reduce risks of illnesses and injuries from those hazards.

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The Immune System and immunity in swine: Mucosal immunity

Thursday, 21. December 2017

Mucosal surfaces, constantly exposed to foreign antigens, have developed the ability to protect the host from potentially harmful organisms by means of innate and acquired immune responses.

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Salmonella control in pigs in the USA – focus on slaughter hygiene

Tuesday, 19. December 2017

After over 20 years of research effort, the question of how to balance efforts in Salmonella control among the preharvest, harvest, and post-harvest sectors remains alive, but ‘silver bullets’ for on-farm control of Salmonella in pigs have proven elusive.

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