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Impact of swine pleuropneumonia in productive rates and carcass yields of fattening pigs (Sus scrofa)

Grant number: 13/07964-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Pathology
Principal Investigator:Claudia Del Fava
Grantee:Talita Brombilla
Host Institution: Instituto Biológico (IB). Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The pig industry is a large scale process of meat production, with increased technification and thus enabling greater production and quality. Several risk factors such as environmental, management and concentration of animals may predispose animals to respiratory diseases and causes serious economic losses. Swine pleuropneumonia (PPS) is a disease caused by the bacterial agent Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, very frequent in pigs, affecting animals and causing loss of weight, less gain of weight and development body. The prevention of the PPS avoids the condemnation of carcasses contaminated in abattoirs; thus, the PPS is extremely important economically and requires studies of losses in meat production, as well as the knowledge of its occurrence. This project proposes to diagnose A. pleuropneumoniae in fattening pigs by serology, histopathology, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and microbiological culture. It will be evaluated the impact of PPS, by comparison between infected and non-infected animals, of productive rates and carcass yields in abattoirs. (AU)

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TALITA BROMBILLA; RENATO AKIO OGATA; ALESSANDRA FIGUEIREDO DE CASTRO NASSAR; MARISTELA VASCONCELLOS CARDOSO; VERA LETTICIE DE AZEVEDO RUIZ; CLAUDIA DEL FAVA. IMPACTO DE AGENTES BACTERIANOS DO COMPLEXO DE DOENÇAS RESPIRATÓRIAS DE SUÍNOS(CDRS) NOS ÍNDICES ZOOTÉCNICOS E NO PESO AO ABATE EM SUÍNOS EM FASE DE TERMINAÇÃO. Ciênc. anim. bras., v. 20, . (13/07964-5)

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