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Common Swine Diseases
Classical swine fever (CSF) or hog cholera
(also sometimes called pig plague based on the German word Schweinepest) is a highly contagious disease of pigs and wild boar.
Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)
The virus of PRRS has a particular affinity for the macrophages particularly those found in the lung. Macrophages are part of the body defenses.
This is an important disease of pigs caused by a herpes virus. The virus can remain hidden in nerves of the pig in a carrier state for long periods of time and then be reactivated.
A disease should always be considered if sudden widespread lameness appears with vesicles or blisters on the snout, tongue and tops of the claws.
Coccidiosis is caused by small parasites that multiply inside the host cells, mainly in the intestinal tract. There are three types, Eimeria, Isospora and Cryptosporidia.
Hps - (Haemophilus Parasuis)
Glässers Disease is caused by the bacterium Haemophilus parasuis (Hps), of which there are at least fifteen different types. It is found throughout the world and organisms are present even in high health herds.
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