After two weeks of quarantine, gilts started limping. Treatment with amoxycillins did not help, only treatment with high doses (10 mg/kg) of macrolides and spectinomycines brought a solution.
An erythema multiforme (EM) was noticed in the majority (90%) of breeding stock, associated with respiratory problems and without mortality.
A series of unsuccessful measures are taken until the problem is finally solved.
This article describes a new syndrome in pigs that causes external and internal birth defects, especially in the liver and heart.
We concluded an Edema disease episode, which is extremely unusual at this age.
Carcasses showed a good body condition and a pronounced cyanosis in the area of the ventral abdomen and the ventral throat.
This clinical case study tracks the long term pattern and control of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (App) disease in a breeder feeder farm through the 1990’s.
We are called because of sudden deaths in several integrated fattening farms.
In May 2013 a sow farm in Indiana (USA) broke with PEDv. In mid March 2014, scour were observed in the onsite nursery and finisher. In the subsequent week, PEDv was diagnosed of the same strain (99.9 % homology) and the virus moved into the farrowing house.
Well intentioned treatment of piglets at birth may adversely affect the normal early nasopharyngeal or tonsil colonisation making pigs vulnerable to respiratory infections due to potential pathogens present within the herd.