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ID Section 2 7 December 2011 Swine Health Lab General Overview: 1. Discuss methods of sample collection for processing to determine disease/illness. 2. Discuss methods of euthanasia 3. Observe necropsy of nursery pig. Discussion of Lab: t. To begin lab Dr. Ramirez explained to the class several ways to collect data from pigs in order to determine if they are ill and/or what disease/illness they have. Some methods can be performed on live pigs and are often the first step in evaluating a low performing herd. These methods include taking a rectaltemperature, mucosal swab and drawing a blood sample. Another method includes leaving ropes tied in pens for 15-20 minutes so that the majority of the pigs in the pen have the opportunity to chew on the cotton ropes. When the pigs chew on the ropes
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Unformatted text preview: they leave saliva in the fibers which can be collected and tested for diseases such as PRRS. Often the most effective way to determine disease, especially in the nursery or early finisher phase, is via tissue collection. Tissues such as the liver, heart, lungs, ribs, spleen, lymph nodes, kidneys and brain can often contain valuable information as to the organisms present in the pig. Dr. Ramirez explained that diagnostic medicine has become so prevalent in the swine industry because of our current management plan. Raising pigs in confinement, on contract, and with the common All-ln/All-Out system has allowed the swine industry to focus on preventative medicine and use the information from one group of pigs to better the performance of the next group....
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course ANS 225 taught by Professor Baas during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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