African swine fever remains the greatest limitation to the development of the
pig industry in Africa, and parts of Asia and Europe. It is especially important
in West and Central African countries where the disease has ...
Mokoele, Japhter M.; Spencer, B.T. (Brian Tom); Van Leengoed, Leo A.M.G.; Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo(AOSIS OpenJournals Publishing, 2014-11)
Limpopo is a very important area for pig production in terms of animal populations and
contributions to transboundary animal disease spread. Emerging small-scale pig farmers
(ESSPF) are being encouraged to establish ...
The reproductive performance of pigs is one of the main determinants of the profit farmers
make from pig production. This study was undertaken to describe whether periods of high
environmental temperature have an effect ...
Necropsies were performed on 36 grower pigs that died peracutely on farms in the northern
parts of South Africa. All these pigs were suffering from haemorrhagic enteritis and suspected
toxaemia. Samples of the duodenum, ...
Mokoele, Japhter M.; Janse van Rensburg, Leana; Van Lochem, Shanie; Bodenstein, Heinz; Du Plessis, Jacolette; Carrington, C.A.P. (Christopher Antony Paul); Spencer, B.T. (Brian Tom); Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo(AOSIS OpenJournals, 2015-05-22)
Pig production is one of the most important animal agricultural activities in South Africa,
and plays a definite role in providing food security for certain population groups in the
country. As with all animal production ...
Fasina, Folorunso Oludayo; Mokoele, Japhter M.; Spencer, B.T. (Brian Tom); Van Leengoed, Leo A.M.G.; Bevis, Yvette; Booysen, Ingrid(AOSIS Open Journals, 2015-11-27)
Infectious and zoonotic disease outbreaks have been linked to increasing volumes of legal and
illegal trade. Spatio-temporal and trade network analyses have been used to evaluate the risks
associated with these challenges ...
The study hypothesis was that pre-slaughter handling is not conducted in such a way that
pigs can be considered humanely slaughtered, nor is it conducive to promoting those
properties of fresh meat that could enhance ...