Collection of oral fluid from individually housed sows
Oral-fluid sampling was attempted on 513 individually housed, mixed-parity sows. Younger sows (P < .01) and re-sampling (P < .001) were associated with successful collection. Diagnostic results on samples collected on 2 successive days were correlated. Oral-fluid sampling in breeding herds would facilitate surveillance and animal welfare.
This article is published as Pepin, Brent, Fangfang Liu, Rodger Main, Alejandro Ramirez, and Jeffrey Zimmerman. "Collection of oral fluid from individually housed sows." Journal of Swine Health and Production 23, no. 1 (2015): 35-37. Posted with permission.