Endemic disease in pigs

Endemic disease is present in the overall pig population. This typically includes diseases such as PRRS, pleuritis and enzootic pneumonia.

Endemic disease can result in poor daily liveweight gain, a predisposition to other infections and poor animal welfare. For information about common pig diseases, how to control their spread and the impact they can have on your pigs, visit the pages below.

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is caused by a virus and is of economic importance to the pig industry across the globe. This is because it can cause reproductive failure in sows and respiratory problems in weaners up to finisher pigs. 

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome

Pleuritis in pigs

Pleuritis is an inflammation of the surface of the lungs and can have a significant impact on pig health. Use this information to better understand the condition and how to prevent its spread.

Pleuritis in pigs

Enzootic pneumonia and EP-like lesions

Enzootic pneumonia (EP) is the most common respiratory disease seen in pigs in the UK. However, the presence of EP-like lesions can also cause a significant decrease in production performance. Use this information to understand more about the disease.

Enzootic pneumonia and EP-like lesions

Mastitis, metritis and agalactia (MMA) in sows

Mastitis, metritis and agalactia (MMA) is a complex condition that can lead to increased piglet mortality and reduced weaning weights. Find out how is diagnosed and treated – and how it can be prevented.

Mastitis, metritis and agalactia in sows

Bovine tuberculosis in pigs

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an infectious disease of cattle. It’s caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis), which can also infect and cause disease in pigs. Find out how bTB is spread and how to prevent infection.

Bovine tuberculosis in pigs
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