Financial impact of transmissible gastroenteritis in pigs.

J. Mousing, I. Vågsholm, Tim Carpenter, Ian Gardner, D. W. Hird

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Abstract

The financial impact of an epizootic of transmissible gastroenteritis in pigs was evaluated in a California sow herd through estimating growth, feed, and profit functions. Two groups of pigs were studied: pigs born before and surviving the epizootic (epizootic [E] pigs), and pigs born after the epizootic (postepizootic [PE] pigs). Short-term profits were maximized at 165 days for both groups of pigs, ranging from $47.14 for female E pigs to $60.32 for male PE pigs. Accordingly, it was concluded that pigs surviving or born shortly after a transmissible gastroenteritis epizootic are profitable to raise, if raised under management conditions similar to those in the study herd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-759
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume192
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 1988

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  • veterinary(all)

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