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Bulgarian pig production and CIRCOVAC sow and piglets field experience Dr. Milena GROZEVA, DVM SAM BS Ltd.  15 / April / 2...
Bulgaria
Distribution of swine farms  ROMANIA SERBIA MACEDONIA TURKEY GREECE BLACK SEA
<ul><li>Area - 110,993,6 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Population – 7 628 103 </li></ul><ul><li>EU – 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Clima...
Yearly trend in number of accessible / industrial pigs and farms The total number  of farms decrease mainly  due to closin...
Distribution of industrial (accessible) pigs in different types of farms 23 farms manage  ≈  90% of industrial sows
Distribution of swine genetics in Bulgaria
<ul><li>Number of sows – 2700 </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic -  farm  №  41 </li></ul><ul><li>One place, breeder fattener farm ...
Vaccination protocol -  sows :  1w 2w 3w 4w Parvovirosis +Erysipelas  E. coli 1w 2w Farowing
Vaccination protocol -  gilts :  5w 3w 4w Parvovirosis +Erysipelas  1w 2w Insemination 3 ws E. coli 6w 7w Farrowing E. col...
Vaccination protocol -  piglets :  2 nd  week of age 4 nd  week of age Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Up to December 2010 – Resp...
Vaccination protocol -  boars :  Parvovirosis +Erysipelas  6 months Parvovirosis +Erysipelas
Vaccination against PCV2 - WHY? <ul><li>Increased %   ” lightweight ”  pigs , especially  </li></ul><ul><li>in fattening p...
Vaccination against PCV2 - WHY? <ul><li>Necropsy – stomach ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Performance lower than TOP DanBred far...
First choice   -  CIRCOVAC on piglets - WHY?  <ul><li>Farm performance before vaccination </li></ul><ul><li>No visible rep...
CIRCOVAC - Piglet  MASS   vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>All pigs at age 29-100 days </li></ul><ul><li>Dose - 0,5 ml,  IM ...
CIRCOVAC - Piglet  REGULAR   vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>Dose - 0,5 ml,  IM  </li></ul><ul><li>Time of vaccination - at...
After good piglets results – sow vaccination - WHY? <ul><li>A lot of published data about influence of PCV2 on reproductio...
After good piglets results – sow vaccination - WHY? <ul><li>Very good  actual farrowing rate, but  opportunity to reach TO...
CIRCOVAC – Reproduction herd  MASS  vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>Sows, gilts, boars * </li></ul><ul><li>Start – end of J...
CIRCOVAC - Sow  REGULAR  vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>1 dose = 2 ml, IM  </li></ul><ul><li>One injection at  each gestat...
CIRCOVAC - gilts REGULAR  vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>Primary vaccination: </li></ul><ul><li>Dose - 2 ml IM, 2 injectio...
CIRCOVAC - Piglets & sow vaccination – WHY?  First results in ADWG & Total born piglets per litter Piglets Sow & Piglets A...
CIRCOVAC - Piglets & sow vaccination – WHY?  Live born piglets /sow/year ADWG Sow vaccination  Piglet vaccination Total he...
CIRCOVAC - Sow & piglets –  REGULAR  vaccination – PROTOCOL  <ul><li>Start – December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Sow –  One in...
Summary of vaccination protocol Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Sow  and  Piglet Regular Sow + Piglet Pigle...
Data collection and analysis <ul><li>Check list  </li></ul><ul><li>Farm software – Agro Soft </li></ul><ul><li>No control ...
<ul><li>No revolution in the farm from 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of management programs </li></ul><ul><li>Use of ...
<ul><li>First (visible)  </li></ul><ul><li>observations : </li></ul><ul><li>Disappeared stomach ulcers  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Significant improvement of ADWG P<0.05 (Dunett test) + 41 g ADWG in growers  + 77 g ADWG in fatteners
Benefits of CIRCOVAC sow vaccination on reproductive parameters + 3,7 born piglets / litter  P<0.05 (Dunett test) Control ...
Benefits of CIRCOVAC sow vaccination on reproductive parameters P<0.05 (Dunett test) Control Sows vaccinated + 3,1 live bo...
Benefits of CIRCOVAC sow vaccination on reproductive parameters P<0.05 (Dunett test) Control Sows vaccinated + 0,8 weaned ...
Days from birth to 100 kg
CONCLUSION <ul><li>In farm “Brashlen” CIRCOVAC : </li></ul><ul><li>increases the reproductive performances – number of liv...
Dr. Hristo DONCHEV and his team [email_address]
Thank you for your attention! CIRCOVAC >30 weaned pigs/sow
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  1. 1. Bulgarian pig production and CIRCOVAC sow and piglets field experience Dr. Milena GROZEVA, DVM SAM BS Ltd. 15 / April / 2011 Malta
  2. 2. Bulgaria
  3. 3. Distribution of swine farms ROMANIA SERBIA MACEDONIA TURKEY GREECE BLACK SEA
  4. 4. <ul><li>Area - 110,993,6 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Population – 7 628 103 </li></ul><ul><li>EU – 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Climate - moderate and transitional-continental </li></ul><ul><li>huge temperature variation in swine producing regions + 40 ˚ C / - 30 ˚ C </li></ul><ul><li>36 890 accessible sows in 37 farms </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional pork consuming people </li></ul>BULGARIA
  5. 5. Yearly trend in number of accessible / industrial pigs and farms The total number of farms decrease mainly due to closing of small farms
  6. 6. Distribution of industrial (accessible) pigs in different types of farms 23 farms manage ≈ 90% of industrial sows
  7. 7. Distribution of swine genetics in Bulgaria
  8. 8. <ul><li>Number of sows – 2700 </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic - farm № 41 </li></ul><ul><li>One place, breeder fattener farm </li></ul><ul><li>Number of batches – 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Batch management - 4 days </li></ul><ul><li>Type of flow – all in, all out </li></ul><ul><li>Health status: no PRRS </li></ul>Swine farm “Brashlen”
  9. 9. Vaccination protocol - sows : 1w 2w 3w 4w Parvovirosis +Erysipelas E. coli 1w 2w Farowing
  10. 10. Vaccination protocol - gilts : 5w 3w 4w Parvovirosis +Erysipelas 1w 2w Insemination 3 ws E. coli 6w 7w Farrowing E. coli 1w Parvovirosis +Erysipelas 4w
  11. 11. Vaccination protocol - piglets : 2 nd week of age 4 nd week of age Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Up to December 2010 – RespiSure (2x) From January 2011 - Porcillis Mhyo
  12. 12. Vaccination protocol - boars : Parvovirosis +Erysipelas 6 months Parvovirosis +Erysipelas
  13. 13. Vaccination against PCV2 - WHY? <ul><li>Increased % ” lightweight ” pigs , especially </li></ul><ul><li>in fattening period </li></ul><ul><li>Mortality rate - slight increase in fatteners (2%) </li></ul><ul><li>Single cases of PDNS </li></ul>
  14. 14. Vaccination against PCV2 - WHY? <ul><li>Necropsy – stomach ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Performance lower than TOP DanBred farms </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory – serology </li></ul>
  15. 15. First choice - CIRCOVAC on piglets - WHY? <ul><li>Farm performance before vaccination </li></ul><ul><li>No visible reproductive disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Farrowing Rate >90% </li></ul><ul><li>ADWG in growers – 0,566 kg </li></ul><ul><li>ADWG in fatteners – 0,983 kg </li></ul>
  16. 16. CIRCOVAC - Piglet MASS vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>All pigs at age 29-100 days </li></ul><ul><li>Dose - 0,5 ml, IM </li></ul><ul><li>Start – February 2009 </li></ul>
  17. 17. CIRCOVAC - Piglet REGULAR vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>Dose - 0,5 ml, IM </li></ul><ul><li>Time of vaccination - at weaning (29 days) </li></ul>After mass sow vaccination – piglets vaccination was postponed to 7 weeks of age
  18. 18. After good piglets results – sow vaccination - WHY? <ul><li>A lot of published data about influence of PCV2 on reproduction. </li></ul>
  19. 19. After good piglets results – sow vaccination - WHY? <ul><li>Very good actual farrowing rate, but opportunity to reach TOP results in number of born/weaned piglets </li></ul>
  20. 20. CIRCOVAC – Reproduction herd MASS vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>Sows, gilts, boars * </li></ul><ul><li>Start – end of July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Dose - 2 ml, IM, 2 injections, 3 weeks apart </li></ul><ul><li>One further injection at least 2 weeks before farrowing </li></ul><ul><li>* in mass vaccination some animals received 1 injection, another - 2 and other -3 </li></ul>
  21. 21. CIRCOVAC - Sow REGULAR vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>1 dose = 2 ml, IM </li></ul><ul><li>One injection at each gestation at least 2 weeks before farrowing </li></ul>
  22. 22. CIRCOVAC - gilts REGULAR vaccination - PROTOCOL <ul><li>Primary vaccination: </li></ul><ul><li>Dose - 2 ml IM, 2 injections, 3 weeks apart, second injection at least 2 weeks before mating </li></ul><ul><li>Booster </li></ul><ul><li>One injection at least 2 weeks before each farrowing </li></ul>
  23. 23. CIRCOVAC - Piglets & sow vaccination – WHY? First results in ADWG & Total born piglets per litter Piglets Sow & Piglets ADWG growers 558 614 Total piglets per litter 13,2 15,6
  24. 24. CIRCOVAC - Piglets & sow vaccination – WHY? Live born piglets /sow/year ADWG Sow vaccination Piglet vaccination Total herd performance Sow & Piglet vaccination x Different targets Different approaches
  25. 25. CIRCOVAC - Sow & piglets – REGULAR vaccination – PROTOCOL <ul><li>Start – December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Sow – One injection at least 2 weeks before each farrowing </li></ul><ul><li>Gilts – Primary vaccination- 2 injections in 3 weeks intervals, Booster – 1 inj. 2 weeks before farrowing </li></ul><ul><li>Piglets – one injection at 7 weeks of age </li></ul><ul><li>Boars – every 6 months </li></ul>
  26. 26. Summary of vaccination protocol Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Sow and Piglet Regular Sow + Piglet Piglet Regular Sow + Piglet Regular Sow + Piglet Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar 2009 2010 2011
  27. 27. Data collection and analysis <ul><li>Check list </li></ul><ul><li>Farm software – Agro Soft </li></ul><ul><li>No control group (control – farm parameter before CIRCOVAC) </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>No revolution in the farm from 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Improvement of management programs </li></ul><ul><li>Use of self replacement gilts – no import of gilts, only boars </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in ventilation system </li></ul><ul><li>The farm is “live” and dynamic </li></ul>Swine farm “Brashlen”
  29. 29. <ul><li>First (visible) </li></ul><ul><li>observations : </li></ul><ul><li>Disappeared stomach ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Very well uniform piglets </li></ul>Benefits of CIRCOVAC - piglet vaccination
  30. 30. Significant improvement of ADWG P<0.05 (Dunett test) + 41 g ADWG in growers + 77 g ADWG in fatteners
  31. 31. Benefits of CIRCOVAC sow vaccination on reproductive parameters + 3,7 born piglets / litter P<0.05 (Dunett test) Control Sows vaccinated
  32. 32. Benefits of CIRCOVAC sow vaccination on reproductive parameters P<0.05 (Dunett test) Control Sows vaccinated + 3,1 live born piglets / litter
  33. 33. Benefits of CIRCOVAC sow vaccination on reproductive parameters P<0.05 (Dunett test) Control Sows vaccinated + 0,8 weaned piglets / litter
  34. 34. Days from birth to 100 kg
  35. 35. CONCLUSION <ul><li>In farm “Brashlen” CIRCOVAC : </li></ul><ul><li>increases the reproductive performances – number of live born piglets </li></ul><ul><li>improves the pig growth from birth to slaughter </li></ul><ul><li>r educes the duration to slaughter </li></ul><ul><li>helps for homogenous pig batches </li></ul><ul><li>provides sustained protection of piglets as from the suckling phase </li></ul><ul><li>restore mortality rate </li></ul><ul><li>preventing PCVD clinical signs </li></ul>
  36. 36. Dr. Hristo DONCHEV and his team [email_address]
  37. 37. Thank you for your attention! CIRCOVAC >30 weaned pigs/sow

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