Acute phase proteins as markers for subclinical disease in young pigs
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Serum acute phase proteins (APP) are increasingly being recognised as useful markers for a range of clinical diseases in pigs, and are also sensitive to nutritional environment, husbandry and long-term stressors (Eckersall et al, 1996). However, it is less clear whether APP responses can be used as markers for sub-clinical disease, which often goes unrecognized due to absence of clinical signs and is a major contributor to a lower than expected pig performance, economic losses and reduction in pig welfare. Here, we asses APP responses and their potential as markers during experimental sub-clinical infections in young pigs.
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British Society of Animal Science, Annual Conference, Nottingham, Uk
The Animal Consortium
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Advances in Animal Biosciences: Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science and the Association of Veterinary Teaching and Research Work