Curiously, when I started to think about it, what I had considered as my number one mistake for most of my professional life became the fifth in importance.
Practical experiences in swine disease control
Understanding water consumption and knowing the factors that can affect it, are important points in animal production and health.
This article explains the main preventive measures against App, focusing on the use of antimicrobials and vaccines.
This article is about the diagnosis of the infection caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (App) in acute, chronic or subclinical cases.
Diarrhoea is their most typical clinical manifestation, and the earlier the onset, the more harmful it is. Newborn piglets can present with another clinical picture, with signs of sepsis (shock, depression, death, polyarthritis), which is associated with an extraintestinal E. coli.
Management factors and environmental conditions are often triggers or predisposing agents, not only to the clinical presentation of the disease, but also its severity and course.
It has not proved possible to actively eliminate App from chronically affected permanently occupied breeder-feeder herds.