October 2003 Blueprint Focus - Enteric Disease Control

 

Battling swine enteric disease can be a constant and reoccurring challenge for pork producers. 
 
For this 37th edition of the Blueprint series, National Hog Farmer has assembled a group of experts to address these concerns. 
 
Kurt Rossow, DVM, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota, reviews the most common bacterial pathogens plaguing nursing and nursery pigs and grow-finish hogs. 
 
Michael Yaeger of Iowa State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Matt Anderson, DVM, Suidae Health and Production at Algona, IA, team up to review viral agents that affect predominantly preweaned and recently weaned pigs. 
 
In the third article, Steve Dritz, DVM, Kansas State University, explores feeding options designed to limit intestinal problems in the pig, and explains how increasing feed intake during the first week postweaning improves growth rate and reduces the risk of diarrhea. 
 
Mike Eisenmenger, DVM, Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, MN, provides specific management strategies for enteric disease control

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