Assessment of reproductive performance in F<inf>1</inf> sows exposed to the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus at different periods of production stage on farms with different hygienic environments

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Abstract

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) occurred in Japan in 2013 after an interval of 7 years. The present study assessed individual productivity of sows exposed to PED virus at different periods of the production stage. The present study was performed at three commercial farms that had PED outbreak during the month of December 2013. Herd immunization was conducted for all gilts and sows. The production records were obtained for sows that were alive during the PED outbreak at each farm. The sows were categorized into six groups based on the period in which they were exposed to PED virus between days 0–30 (G1), 31–60 (G2), 61–90 (G3), or after 91 days of pregnancy (G4), during lactation (L), and after weaning (W). The control group was assigned based on the records before the period of PED outbreak (uninfected group). The number of sow's records obtained from farms A, B, and C were 1056, 1137, and 1035, respectively. Compared with the uninfected group, there was no reduction in the number of pigs born alive in the G1–G4 groups. Sows of the G4 and L groups, however, had 4–9 pigs fewer pigs weaned, and a 36%–77% greater pre-weaning mortality than the uninfected group (P < 0.05). There was no difference in farrowing rate and number of pigs born alive at subsequent parities among the sow groups. There were no interactions between sow groups and parity for sow productivity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnimal Reproduction Science
Volume192
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2018

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