Swine Dysentery: Re-Emergence in the United States and Canada

5The Pig Site – Swine dysentery (SD) is a severe mucohaemorrhagic diarrheal disease of swine that has been recognised since the 1920s and is classically associated with infection by Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. Clinical SD is typically observed in growing and finishing pigs and often results in severe economic losses in affected herds. By the mid-1990s, the prevalence of clinical dysentery in US swine herds had fallen to such low levels that the disease was considered by many to be one of historical importance but of minimal threat to the US industry going forward. This was due, at least in part, to successful implementation of effective treatment, control and elimination methods for Brachyspira spp., specifically B. hyodysenteriae…… continue reading

Source: The Pig Site, October 9th, 2013
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