Table 1

Sampling moment, compartment, time in life, age group and sample type per herd
Moment1) Compartment Approximate time in life Age group Type of sample
Sows Pigs
1 Farrowing 1 week before farrowing Sows Nasal/vaginal -
2 Farrowing 3 days after farrowing/birth Sows/piglets Nasal/vaginal Nasal/rectal
3 Farrowing 3 wks after farrowing/birth Sows/piglets Nasal/vaginal Nasal
4 Weaning2) 6 wks after birth Pigs - Nasal
5 Weaning 10 wks after birth Pigs - Nasal
6 Finishing3) 25 wks after birth Pigs - Nasal

1) Each sampling moment, 4–5 environmental wipes were taken in each compartment.

2) Pigs were moved to the weaning section approximately 4 weeks after birth.

3) Pigs were moved to the finishing section approximately 11 weeks after birth.

Broens et al.

Broens et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:58   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-58

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