Pneumonia in pig fattening

One of the most common germs leading to diseases of the lung in pigs, is Actinobacillus pleuropneumonie (APP). This germ is widely spread in the world and can mainly be found in countries with intensive pig breeding and fattening. APP is transmitted via air as well as through direct contact. Infection in animals happens by […]

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The rearing in the view of animal protection

If piglets are in freedom, they are 4 months next to their mother. First abroad the group and afterwards in a group, there exists an intimate connection between mother and children. Piglets learn much from their mother and being social. It is not the same if pigs are kept in an intensive holding. Right after […]

Swine influenza

In the year 1918 there was a disastrous human influenzal pandemia. At the same time a pig disease with the same symptoms was determined and called „Swine influenza“. Until now this influenza has been discribed on all continents of the world. The first time when the virus H1N1 could be isolated was in the year […]

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The mast in sight of industrial keeping of animals

The last period in life of X15 has began. His weight is about 32 kg and starting from now he is a fattener. Fatteners are pigs which are used for slaughter in the age of 10 weeks up to the slaughter. The difference between open and closed business we will explain in the following. In […]

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