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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526080/post-weaning-diarrhea-in-pigs-risk-factors-and-non-colistin-based-control-strategies
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Mohamed Rhouma, John Morris Fairbrother, Francis Beaudry, Ann Letellier
Post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) is one of the most serious threats for the swine industry worldwide. It is commonly associated with the proliferation of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in the pig intestine. Colistin, a cationic antibiotic, is widely used in swine for the oral treatment of intestinal infections caused by E. coli, and particularly of PWD. However, despite the effectiveness of this antibiotic in the treatment of PWD, several studies have reported high rates of colistin resistant E. coli in swine...
May 19, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525870/effective-swine-wastewater-treatment-by-combining-microbial-fuel-cells-with-flocculation
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Weijun Ding, Shaoan Cheng, Liliang Yu, Haobin Huang
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) provide a cost-effective method for treating swine wastewater treatment and simultaneously producing electricity, yet they need to be combined with other wastewater treatment processes to improve the effluent water quality. In this paper, we constructed single-chamber air-cathode MFCs with a compact configuration for nitrogen and COD removal and high electricity production and combined them with a low-cost flocculation process to discharge higher quality wastewater. We show that MFCs could remove ammonia at a rate of 269...
May 16, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522991/brachyspira-hyodysenteriae-and-b-pilosicoli-proteins-recognized-by-sera-of-challenged-pigs
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Vanessa Casas, Arantza Rodríguez-Asiain, Roberto Pinto-Llorente, Santiago Vadillo, Montserrat Carrascal, Joaquin Abian
The spirochetes Brachyspira hyodysenteriae and B. pilosicoli are pig intestinal pathogens that are the causative agents of swine dysentery (SD) and porcine intestinal spirochaetosis (PIS), respectively. Although some inactivated bacterin and recombinant vaccines have been explored as prophylactic treatments against these species, no effective vaccine is yet available. Immunoproteomics approaches hold the potential for the identification of new, suitable candidates for subunit vaccines against SD and PIS. These strategies take into account the gene products actually expressed and present in the cells, and thus susceptible of being targets of immune recognition...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518001/propranolol-effects-on-decompression-sickness-in-a-simulated-dissub-rescue-in-swine
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Angela S Forbes, David P Regis, Aaron A Hall, Richard T Mahon, William A Cronin
INTRODUCTION: Disabled submarine (DISSUB) survivors may face elevated CO2 levels and inert gas saturation, putting them at risk for CO2 toxicity and decompression sickness (DCS). Propranolol was shown to reduce CO2 production in an experimental DISSUB model in humans but its effects on DCS in a DISSUB rescue scenario are unknown. A 100% oxygen prebreathe (OPB) reduces DCS incidence and severity and is incorporated into some DISSUB rescue protocols. We used a swine model of DISSUB rescue to study the effect of propranolol on DCS incidence and mortality with and without an OPB...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516843/potentially-hazardous-streptococcus-suis-strains-latent-in-asymptomatic-pigs-in-a-major-swine-production-area-of-thailand
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Nattakan Meekhanon, Sarawan Kaewmongkol, Waraphon Phimpraphai, Masatoshi Okura, Makoto Osaki, Tsutomu Sekizaki, Daisuke Takamatsu
PURPOSE: Carrier pigs have been considered as the major reservoir of Streptococcus suis and couldbe a significant source of human infection. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence and characteristics of latent S. suis in asymptomatic pigs in the pig-farming area of central Thailand, and compared the data to those previously reported in other regions. METHODOLOGY: We collected samples from 340 asymptomatic pigs. S. suis isolates from the samples were confirmed by species-specific PCR (recN PCR)...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508212/reverse-genetics-for-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus
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Mingyuan Han, Hanzhong Ke, Yijun Du, Qingzhan Zhang, Dongwan Yoo
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a reemerging swine disease, and has become economically the most significant disease in pork production worldwide. The causative agent is PRRS virus (PRRSV), which is a member virus of the family Arteriviridae. The PRRSV genome is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA and is infectious. Two strategies in the PRRSV reverse genetics system have been employed for reconstitution of progeny virus: RNA transfection and DNA transfection. The PRRSV reverse genetics has broadly been used for studies including protein structure-function relationship, foreign gene expression, vaccine development, virulence determinants, and viral pathogenesis...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502836/selection-of-differently-temporally-regulated-african-swine-fever-virus-promoters-with-variable-expression-activities-and-their-application-for-transient-and-recombinant-virus-mediated-gene-expression
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Raquel S Portugal, Anja Bauer, Guenther M Keil
African swine fever virus threatens pig production worldwide due to the lack of vaccines, for which generation of both deletion and insertion mutants is considered. For development of the latter, operational ASFV promoters of different temporal regulation and strengths are desirable. We therefore compared the capacities of putative promoter sequences from p72, CD2v, p30, viral DNA polymerase and U104L genes to mediate expression of luciferase from transfected plasmids after activation in trans, or p30-, DNA polymerase- and U104L promoters in cis, using respective ASFV recombinants...
May 11, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497390/garlicin-post-conditioning-suppresses-adhesion-molecules-in-a-porcine-model-of-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Peng Yang, Jia-Hui Li, Ai-Li Li, Jing Li, Yong Wang, Shi-Yan Ren, Xian-Lun Li
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether garlicin post-conditioning can attenuate myocardial ischemiareperfusion injury in a catheter-based porcine model of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) by affecting adhesion molecules integrin β1/CD29 and platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule-1 (PECAM-1/CD31). METHODS: Twenty-two swine were devided into 3 groups: 6 in a sham-operation group, and 8 each in the model and garlicin groups. AMI porcine model was established in the model and garlicin groups...
May 11, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493081/regulation-of-inos-derived-ros-generation-by-hsp90-and-cav-1-in-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-infected-swine-lung-injury
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Meiping Yan, Make Hou, Jie Liu, Songlin Zhang, Bang Liu, Xiaoxiong Wu, Guoquan Liu
In the lungs, endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) is usually expressed in endothelial cells and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is mainly expressed in alveolar macrophages and epithelial cells. Both eNOS and iNOS are involved in lung inflammation. While they play several roles in lung inflammation formation and resolution, their expression and activity are also regulated by inflammatory factors. Their expression relationship in virus infection-induced lung injury is not well addressed. In this report, we analyzed expression of both eNOS and iNOS, the production of nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and expression of their associated regulatory proteins, heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) and caveolin-1 (Cav-1), in a swine lung injury model induced by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection...
May 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492063/vaccination-with-killed-but-metabolically-active-e-coli-over-expressing-hemagglutinin-elicits-neutralizing-antibodies-to-h1n1-swine-origin-influenza-a-virus
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Pei-Feng Liu, Yanhan Wang, Yu-Tsueng Liu, Chun-Ming Huang
There is a need for a fast and simple method for vaccine production to keep up with the pace of a rapidly spreading virus in the early phases of the influenza pandemic. The use of whole viruses produced in chicken eggs or recombinant antigens purified from various expression systems has presented considerable challenges, especially with lengthy processing times. Here, we use the killed but metabolically active (KBMA) Escherichia coli (E. coli) to harbor the hemagglutinin (HA) of swine origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV) San Diego/01/09 (SD/H1N1-S-OIV)...
February 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490754/effect-of-alkaline-microwaving-pretreatment-on-anaerobic-digestion-and-biogas-production-of-swine-manure
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Tao Yu, Yihuan Deng, Hongyu Liu, Chunping Yang, Bingwen Wu, Guangming Zeng, Li Lu, Fumitake Nishimura
Microwave assisted with alkaline (MW-A) condition was applied in the pretreatment of swine manure, and the effect of the pretreatment on anaerobic treatment and biogas production was evaluated in this study. The two main microwaving (MW) parameters, microwaving power and reaction time, were optimized for the pretreatment. Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to investigate the effect of alkaline microwaving process for manure pretreatment at various values of pH and energy input. Results showed that the manure disintegration degree was maximized of 63...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489063/african-swine-fever-virus-a-review
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REVIEW
Inmaculada Galindo, Covadonga Alonso
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious viral disease of swine which causes high mortality, approaching 100%, in domestic pigs. ASF is caused by a large, double stranded DNA virus, ASF virus (ASFV), which replicates predominantly in the cytoplasm of macrophages and is the only member of the Asfarviridae family, genus Asfivirus. The natural hosts of this virus include wild suids and arthropod vectors of the Ornithodoros genus. The infection of ASFV in its reservoir hosts is usually asymptomatic and develops a persistent infection...
May 10, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485055/a-survey-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-identified-from-whole-genome-sequencing-and-their-functional-effect-in-the-porcine-genome
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B N Keel, D J Nonneman, G A Rohrer
Genetic variants detected from sequence have been used to successfully identify causal variants and map complex traits in several organisms. High and moderate impact variants, those expected to alter or disrupt the protein coded by a gene and those that regulate protein production, likely have a more significant effect on phenotypic variation than do other types of genetic variants. Hence, a comprehensive list of these functional variants would be of considerable interest in swine genomic studies, particularly those targeting fertility and production traits...
May 8, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484595/fetal-and-neonatal-programming-of-postnatal-growth-and-feed-efficiency-in-swine
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REVIEW
Yun Ji, Zhenlong Wu, Zhaolai Dai, Xiaolong Wang, Ju Li, Binggen Wang, Guoyao Wu
Maternal undernutrition or overnutrition during pregnancy alters organ structure, impairs prenatal and neonatal growth and development, and reduces feed efficiency for lean tissue gains in pigs. These adverse effects may be carried over to the next generation or beyond. This phenomenon of the transgenerational impacts is known as fetal programming, which is mediated by stable and heritable alterations of gene expression through covalent modifications of DNA and histones without changes in DNA sequences (namely, epigenetics)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481275/porcine-circovirus-type-2-pcv2-vaccines-in-the-context-of-current-molecular-epidemiology
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REVIEW
Anbu K Karuppannan, Tanja Opriessnig
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is an economically important swine pathogen and, although small, it has the highest evolution rate among DNA viruses. Since the discovery of PCV2 in the late 1990s, this minimalistic virus with a 1.7 kb single-stranded DNA genome and two indispensable genes has become one of the most important porcine pathogens, and presently is subjected to the highest volume of prophylactic intervention in the form of vaccines in global swine production. PCV2 can currently be divided into five different genotypes, PCV2a through PCV2e...
May 6, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475264/rfamide-related-peptide-3-and-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-ii-are-autocrine-paracrine-regulators-of-testicular-function-in-the-boar
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REVIEW
Clay A Lents, Jennifer F Thorson, Amy T Desaulniers, Brett R White
Widespread use of artificial insemination in swine requires millions of doses of boar semen each year. Subfertility of boars remains a major constraint, which can impact the reproductive efficiency of thousands of sows, so a better understanding of testicular function is needed in order to develop methods to improve semen production. With this in mind, the effects of RFamide-related peptide 3 (RFRP3) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone-II (GnRH-II) on gonadotropin secretion and testicular function of pigs are reviewed here...
May 5, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474402/detection-of-border-disease-virus-in-mexican-cattle
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N Gómez-Romero, F J Basurto-Alcántara, A Verdugo-Rodríguez, R Lagunes-Quintanilla, F V Bauermann, J F Ridpath
The genus Pestivirus within Flaviviridae is comprised of four recognized species, namely, bovine viral diarrhoea virus 1 (BVDV-1), bovine viral diarrhoea virus 2 (BVDV-2), border disease virus (BDV) and classical swine fever virus (CSFV). BDV, while primarily infecting sheep and goats, has also been reported in cattle and wild animals. Infections of sheep and goats result in economic loss due to abortions and the birth of persistently infected animals that have poor production and reduced life expectancy. In this study, we report the detection of BDV in cattle serum collected as part of pestivirus surveillance programme from six regions of Mexico, where a 67...
May 4, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473819/metabolic-profiles-in-cell-lines-infected-with-classical-swine-fever-virus
#18
Hongchao Gou, Mingqiu Zhao, Jin Yuan, Hailuan Xu, Hongxing Ding, Jinding Chen
Viruses require energy and biosynthetic precursors from host cells for replication. An understanding of the metabolic interplay between classical swine fever virus (CSFV) and host cells is important for exploring the complex pathological mechanisms of classical swine fever (CSF). In the current study, and for the first time, we utilized an approach involving gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to examine the metabolic profiles within PK-15 and 3D4/2 cells infected with CSFV. The differential metabolites of PK-15 cells caused by CSFV infection mainly included the decreased levels of glucose 6-phosphate [fold change (FC) = -1...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472979/concurrent-infection-with-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-and-haemophilus-parasuis-in-two-types-of-porcine-macrophages-apoptosis-production-of-ros-and-formation-of-multinucleated-giant-cells
#19
Lenka Kavanová, Katarína Matiašková, Lenka Levá, Hana Štěpánová, Kateřina Nedbalcová, Ján Matiašovic, Martin Faldyna, Jiří Salát
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is one of the most significant and economically important infectious diseases affecting swine worldwide and can predispose pigs to secondary bacterial infections caused by, e.g. Haemophilus parasuis. The aim of the presented study was to compare susceptibility of two different types of macrophages which could be in contact with both pathogens during infection with PRRS virus (PRRSV) and in co-infection with H. parasuis. Alveolar macrophages (PAMs) as resident cells provide one of the first lines of defence against microbes invading lung tissue...
May 4, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472114/a-global-analysis-of-cnvs-in-swine-using-whole-genome-sequence-data-and-association-analysis-with-fatty-acid-composition-and-growth-traits
#20
Manuel Revilla, Anna Puig-Oliveras, Anna Castelló, Daniel Crespo-Piazuelo, Ediane Paludo, Ana I Fernández, Maria Ballester, Josep M Folch
Copy number variations (CNVs) are important genetic variants complementary to SNPs, and can be considered as biomarkers for some economically important traits in domestic animals. In the present study, a genomic analysis of porcine CNVs based on next-generation sequencing data was carried out to identify CNVs segregating in an Iberian x Landrace backcross population and study their association with fatty acid composition and growth-related traits. A total of 1,279 CNVs, including duplications and deletions, were detected, ranging from 106 to 235 CNVs across samples, with an average of 183 CNVs per sample...
2017: PloS One
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