H A Deluyker

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An epidemiological study of risk factors for postpartal ovarian disturbances was carried out on 334 high-yielding dairy cows in 6 well-managed Belgian herds. Ovarian activity was closely monitored using progesterone profiles, based on twice weekly RIA-analysis for progesterone in milk fat, starting at 10 d after calving and continuing until the confirmation(More)
This study investigated the associations of both bacteriological cure and quarter somatic cell count (SCC) after intramammary antibiotic treatment with treatment duration, cow characteristics, and pretreatment bacteriology and SCC. For the purpose of this paper, data from 2 treatment groups in each of 2 multi-location studies were selected. These studies(More)
This article reviews current knowledge concerning enzootic pneumonia. Enzootic pneumonia, caused by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and exacerbated by secondary invaders, occurs worldwide and has been known for many years. The organism, with its typical characteristics, invades the respiratory tract in several successive steps. Clinical symptoms and lesion(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate sero-epidemiological aspects of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mh), influenza H1N1 and H3N2 viruses and Aujeszky disease virus (ADV) in fattening pigs from 150 randomly selected farrow-to-finish pig herds. Different herd factors were examined as potential risk indicators for the percentage of pigs with antibodies(More)
This study examines the influence of parity, stage of lactation, and single isolations (i.e., the isolation of a microorganism that could not be reisolated in the same quarter in the next sampling) of staphylococci other than Staphylococcus aureus (coagulase-negative staphylococci), Corynebacterium bovis, or esculin-positive cocci other than Streptococcus(More)
A multi-site field study was conducted to evaluate an inactivated Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mh) vaccine in 14 pig herds infected by Mh and practising an all-in/all-out production system. In each herd, a vaccinated and control group of 250 pigs each were compared during the growing/finishing period with respect to performance parameters (major variables) and(More)
A model, based on automatically collected data, was developed for detection of subclinical mastitis. The logistic regression model was based on the following variables: milk electrical conductivity, milk production, parity, and DIM. Subclinical mastitis was defined as a minimal period of 1 wk in which the SCC was > 500 x 10(3) cells/ml. In contrast, periods(More)
A cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted in 150 randomly selected farrow-to-finish herds to investigate which non-infectious factors might act as risk indicators for the prevalence and severity of macroscopic and microscopic lung lesions in slaughter pigs. Data were collected during herd visits through inspections of the pigs and through(More)
The objective of this study was to analyse an outbreak of classical swine fever under a policy of non-vaccination, intensive surveillance and eradication in an area of high pig density. The virus was found in 52 herds, where some 90,000 pigs were slaughtered. The clinical signs were vague and the reports of suspect herds generally coincided with increased(More)
The clinical and virological protection induced by an E2 sub-unit marker-vaccine against Classical Swine Fever (CSF) was examined during an experimental infection in vaccinated and non-vaccinated pigs. Forty-five pigs were equally distributed over three adjacent pens of an isolation unit, there was only indirect (airborne) contact between pigs in the(More)