Category: Abstracts

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 = […]

Abstracts: A feline semiochemical composition influences the cat’s toileting location choice

Unwanted toileting is amongst the most undesirable behaviors in domestic cats and can lead to conflicts between cats and the communities they are living in. This study aimed to confirm the effect of a semiochemical composition, reconstituted volatile fraction derived from cat anal glands, on the elimination behavior of domestic […]

Abstracts: Revisiting porcine circovirus disease diagnostic criteria in the current Porcine circovirus 2 epidemiological context

Current knowledge on porcine circovirus diseases (PCVD) caused by¬†Porcine circovirus 2¬†(PCV-2) includes the subclinical infection (PCV-2-SI), systemic (PCV-2-SD) and reproductive (PCV-2-RD) diseases, and porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome (PDNS). Criteria to establish the diagnosis of these conditions have not changed over the years; thus, the triad composed by clinical signs, […]