Update on epidemiology and diagnosis of porcine proliferative enteropathy

Roberto Guedes, DVM, MS, PhD

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(No summary was provided for this Diagnostic Note. Following is the first paragraph:) Proliferative enteropathy (PE) is an enteric disease that occurs in pigs and a number of other species. The etiologic agent of PE in swine is the obligatory intracellular bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis. The disease in pigs, commonly referred to as ileitis, occurs in two major clinical forms. Acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and sudden death of replacement animals and finishing pigs close to market age is known as proliferative hemorrhagic enteropathy (PHE); and chronic, mild diarrhea with poor growth performance in grower-finisher pigs is known as porcine intestinal adenomatosis (PIA).

Keywords: diagnosis, epidemiology, porcine proliferative enteropathy, PPE

RIS citationCite as: Guedes R. Update on epidemiology and diagnosis of porcine proliferative enteropathy. J Swine Health Prod 2004;12(3):134-138.

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