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M. hyo elimination or control: ‘We have the tools to succeed’
Hog farmers and veterinarians no longer have to accept the poorer performance that results from M. hyo infection. Whether the decision is to control or eliminate M. hyo, there are numerous tools available, and the payoff is real.

More accurate gilt testing needed to detect Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
Sow herds seeking negative M. hyo status should use accurate gilt surveillance methods.

Maintain mycoplasma-negative herds with laryngeal swab tests from incoming gilts
Sow farms that have eradicated M. hyo must continue surveillance to keep the pathogen out or the results will be devastating.

Mycoplasma elimination possible, but more difficult on farrow-to-finish sites
With the right program in place, eliminating mycoplasma pneumonia is possible on many hog farms.

Gilt acclimatization is key to eliminating Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in sow herd
Successful elimination of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. hyo) from a herd is often driven by sow farm status, according to Alyssa Betlach, DVM, Swine Vet Center.

Is fogging an M. hyo-elimination option for your swine herd?
Paul Yeske, DVM, with the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minn., has seen repeatable success with M. hyo elimination, along with the downstream effect of lower cost of production, better average daily gain, better feed efficiency and lower mortality.

Gilt acclimatization, reduced shedding keys to curbing downstream M. hyo disease
Research shows that if more piglets are positive for M. hyo at weaning, there will be more problems in finishers, with decreased average daily gain, increased mortality and poor feed conversion.