The effect of pseudorabies in a 150-sow farrow-to-finish operation on selected production and economic values was estimated. Mean litter size remained the same throughout the observation period; however, there was a 2-fold increase in suckling pig mortality and a 3.5-fold increase in stillbirths when the months of the epizootic were compared with pre-epizootic months. Following the epizootic, suckling pig mortality was 13.7% greater (P less than 0.05) than that observed in the months preceding the epizootic, whereas stillbirth rate was 71% higher (P less than 0.01) than that reported in the pre-epizootic months. Total net loss for this operation was estimated at +48,175. The major economic losses (approximately 88% of the total loss) were related to breeding herd removal/repopulation and production downtime.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|State||Published - Feb 15 1987|
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