Diarrhea in nursery pigs associated with multiple concurrent pathogens

Jane A. Carpenter, DVM; Suzanne Burlatschenko, DVM

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This report describes postweaning diarrhea in a group of nursery pigs in which Lawsonia intracellularis, Brachyspira pilosicoli, and several strains of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli were identified. Affected pigs were anorexic and gaunt, and feces were light brown, loose to watery, and contained pieces of feed and mucus. Associated risk factors that may have played a role in occurrence of diarrhea include diet, pig movement, sanitation, environment, and rodent control. Clinical management strategies that were instituted addressed some of these risk factors.

Keywords: nursery pigs, diarrhea, multiple pathogens

RIS citationCite as: Carpenter JA, Burlatschenko. Diarrhea in nursery pigs associated with multiple concurrent pathogens. J Swine Health Prod 2005;13(4):218-221.

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