Trichuris suis in finishing pigs: Case report and review
Jeremy S. Pittman, DVM; Gene Shepherd, BS; Brad J. Thacker, DVM, PhD, MBA, Diplomate ABVP; Gil H. Myers, PhD
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Trichuris suis, the swine whipworm, can cause severe
diarrhea, anorexia, and performance losses owing to reduced average
daily gains and decreased feed efficiency. Severity of disease and
impact on performance are related to infectious dose or concurrent
infections. Trichuris suis is
present in modern swine operations, but is an uncommon and perhaps neglected diagnosis. This paper describes an incidental finding of T suis in a finishing facility, with negligible impact on production, but demonstrates the continued presence of the parasite in modern swine production. This paper also provides a current review of T suis, trichuriasis, and control strategies.
Keywords: Trichuris suis, swine whipworm, Ascaris suum, large roundworm
Cite as: Pittman JS, Shepherd G, Thacker BJ, et al. Trichuris suis in finishing pigs: Case report and review. J Swine Health Prod 2010;18(6):306-313.
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