Pigs: Action for Productivity No 6: Enzootic Pneumonia

Explanation of causes, symptoms, effects and measurement of enzootic pneumonia with recommendations to control spread within herd

Year of Publication2007

Enzootic Pneumonia (EP) is the most common respiratory disease seen in pigs in the UK. It is estimated that EP is present, clinically, in around 80% of pig herds in the UK causing reductions in daily gain and feed conversion efficiency of up to 10%, as well as pre-disposing pigs to other respiratory diseases. Losses from EP can be as high as £3 per pig. Key areas covered include assessment of herd infection level using EP-like lesion score, recommendations to avoid spread of the disease, impact of EP on weight gain & feed conversion and management guidelines to control endemic EP and maintain an EP free herd.

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