Abstracts: The pig as an amplifying host for new and emerging zoonotic viruses

Pig production is a rapidly growing segment of the global livestock sector, especially in Asia and Africa. Expansion and intensification of pig production has resulted in significant changes to traditional pig husbandry practices leading to an environment conducive to increased emergence and spread of infectious diseases. These include a number […]

Abstracts: In pursuit of a better broiler

In this study, the mobility, incidence, and severity of contact dermatitis and litter moisture content were assessed in 14 strains of broiler chickens differing in growth rate. The strains encompassed 2 conventional (CONV; ADG0-48 > 60 g/d) and 12 slower growing (SG) strains categorised as FAST (ADG0-62 = 53-55 g/d), MOD (ADG0-62 = […]