We got a call to visit a fattening farm where 7-week-old piglets presented meningitis and diarrhoea after weaning, with a mortality rate of 5% three weeks after weaning.
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The abattoir is a useful endpoint to collect data on herd health status and a valuable tool for monitoring the effect of disease control measures.
PRRSV by itself may induce mild-to-severe respiratory disease but rarely results in mortality.
The prevalence of pleurisy is surprisingly high among pigs at slaughter. A recent review of available data ranged from 12.5% in the UK, 26% in Spain, to 41% of individual pigs slaughtered in one Norwegian study.