Colibacillosis in pigs and its diagnosis

David H. Francis, PhD

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(Diagnostic notes are not refereed.)

Colibacillosis is a major cause of illness and death in youngpigs. The condition is caused by enterotoxigenic and other strainsof Escherichia coli. Characteristics of the causative agentsand the animals at risk are discussed. Methods for diagnosis ofthe condition are given.

Keywords: diagnosis, Escherichia coli, colibacillosis, diarrhea, scours

RIS citationCite as: Francis DH. Colibacillosis in pigs and its diagnosis. J Swine Health Prod 1999;7(5):241-244.

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