Erysipelas is an infectious disease mostly of growing or adult swine. Disease may be acute, chronic, or clinically unapparent. It is characterized by sudden death, painful joints, and skin lesions (diamond skin) in acute cases. Chronic cases can cause enlarged joints and lameness.
Haemophilus parasuis HPS also known as Glasser’s Disease is an infectious disease that is often acute and can cause polyserositis, arthritis, and meningitis with high morbidity and mortality.
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is a widespread, chronic, and infectious respiratory disease characterized by consistent cough, impaired growth, and poor feed conversion.
Mycoplasma hyorhinis is an important cause of polyserositis and arthritis in post-weaning pigs. It tends to primarily affect 3-10 week old pigs.
Mycoplasma hyosynoviae is an important cause of arthritis and lameness in older pigs (3-5 months old). Infected pigs may appear to be uncomfortable, with swollen joints and stiff movement.
Pasteurella multocida type A strains are involved in respiratory disease and are usually opportunistic infections, associated with pneumonia infections, PRRS, or influenza. Pasteurella multocida infections do cause significant lung damage in co-infections, making it a significant pathogen of the respiratory system of swine.
Streptococcus suis infection is a significant disease in swine operations. It is a bacterium living in the tonsils of most pigs and capable of causing disease in the brain (meningitis) and other organs.
Porcine Circovirus Type 2 is wide-spread in the U.S. and Europe and is commonly associated with post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome (PMWS).
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea is caused by a corona virus similar to the one that causes transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE). The virus is widespread in Europe and its presence in the U.S. was first confirmed in 2013.
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome is a viral disease characterized by reproductive failure and post-weaning respiratory disease. It is a very economically significant disease in the U.S. swine population.
Rotaviruses primarily affect the small intestine and can cause enteric disease and diarrhea in nursing and post-weaned pigs.
Swine Influenza Virus
Swine Influenza virus is an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza virus. It can occur in swine of all ages and throughout the year.