Economic assessment of a pseudorabies epizootic, breeding herd removal/repopulation, and downtime in a commercial swine herd.

K. H. Hoblet, Gay Y Miller, N. G. Bartter

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume190
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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