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.
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.
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.
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.
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.