Eimeria-associated pathology in breeding gilts

Steven C. Henry, DVM and Lisa M. Tokach, DVM

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Fourteen breeding gilts were moved from a high-health-status multiplication facility to a dirt lot. Most exhibited diarrhea after four days and one died after seven days. The gilts, from a source herd with no history of coccidial infection, were diagnosed with Eimeria-induced coccidiosis and necrotic enteritis. Eimeria infestation is not typically pathogenic. High-health-status swine appear to be particularly vulnerable to parasitism normally of limited pathogenicity when moved from high-health-status environments to conventional production systems.

Keywords: Eimeria, coccidiosis

RIS citationCite as: Henry SC, Tokach LM. Eimeria-associated pathology in breeding gilts. J Swine Health Prod 1995;3(5):200-201.

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