Dysentry bug brings worry

Fogden, Chris
May 2008
Farmers Weekly;5/16/2008, p31
Trade Publication
The article offers information on dysentery and its possible impact on the British pig industry. According to the author, the disease strikes terror in the whole industry. It spreads rapidly via dunging passages, infecting a lot of 10-week-old weaners. As it is not common, diagnosis was slow, but once identified, medication in water and later in feed soon had pigs looking better. The disease cannot be lived with. Treatment is expensive, but declining feed conversion and growth rate are even more costly.


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