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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- Spring '08
- Swine Health Lab, low performing herd, early finisher phase