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Lawsonia Intracellularis

Anthony RollasonAnthony Rollason Junior Member
edited January 2011 in Vets and Producers
More problems from Russia, it seems the larger you become the problems you get.
We are expriencing an outbreak of blood scours in sows and having sent samles to lab they have come back with lawsonnia, so i have gone in with 100gms/tonne tylosin for gilts and 40gms/tonne for sows, but my question is how did it get into a high health farm, hope any of you pig people can give some suggestions.

Regards Anthony Rollason Bsc. Bvm.

Comments

  • Stevie GStevie G Super Moderator
    edited January 2011
    By trucks(feed and Livestock, by people(all staff should be pig free for atleast 48 hours before they come onto a piggery), by birds(use netting, bird scarers, shooting), by the wind(more so with viruses), by contaminated feed, and sometimes by seamen. Oh and course rats and other vermin(bait regularly and change the bait you use periodically, say every 6 months.
    Foot dips, shower in, and providing clean overalls is a good way to limit any out break via peolpe.
    Hope this helps.:D
    The higher the health status the harder the fall, mainly because your sows have no immunity to the problem.
    There is a vaccine available for this bacterial infection called Illeitis(Lawsonia disease), so short term infeed drugs for your weaners(and maybe long term????) and also vaccinting your weaners as well would be the go!!!
  • Stevie GStevie G Super Moderator
    edited January 2011
    Stevie G wrote:
    By trucks(feed and Livestock, by people(all staff should be pig free for atleast 48 hours before they come onto a piggery), by birds(use netting, bird scarers, shooting), by the wind(more so with viruses), by contaminated feed, and sometimes by seamen. Oh and course rats and other vermin(bait regularly and change the bait you use periodically, say every 6 months.
    Foot dips, shower in, and providing clean overalls is a good way to limit any out break via peolpe.
    Hope this helps.:D
    The higher the health status the harder the fall, mainly because your sows have no immunity to the problem.
    There is a vaccine available for this bacterial infection called Illeitis(Lawsonia disease), so short term infeed drugs for your weaners(and maybe long term????) and also vaccinting your weaners as well would be the go!!!

    Its also here Blonde!!!!!!!
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