Controlling piglet diarrhoea with a holistic approach

For example, the creep area should be safe, clean, warm and dry. Antibiotic treatment may be necessary for serious cases of scouring. Rehydration therapy, in the form of electrolyte addition to the water, is effective.

In this sense, Más Toro et al carried out a study with a dietary supplementation of 1% of Anacardium occidentale and Psidium guajava leaf meal and achieved an increase in BW, ADG, ADFI and FC in post-weaning pigs. Similarly, Aroche-Ginarte et al performed dietary supplementation with mixed meal of A. Citrifolia and P. guajava at levels of itchy breast after pumping 0.5; 1 and 1.5% and recommended dietary supplementation of 1 % meal as it is the most effective on increases in BW, ADG, ADFI and FC in post-weaning pigs. The majority of the piglets were weaned at the day of insertion to the nursery unit, i.e. at the 26th and 27th day after start of the study at producer A and producer B, respectively.

Some animals may dislike the taste of bismuth subsalicylate, and owners should be warned that it will turn the feces black. This may interfere with evaluating the feces for hemorrhage. Salicylate toxicosis is possible, especially in cats.

& Jensen, T. K. Fluorescence in situ hybridization investigation of potentially pathogenic bacteria involved in neonatal porcine diarrhea. Michaela Giles continues her series of insights for small-scale pig producers, this time investigating the use of alternative natural feedstuffs. The next instalment in Dr Michaela Giles’ small-scale pig keeping series discusses transportation best practice for the movement of pigs in the UK. If you’re being treated for trichinosis and you’re having side effects that are causing problems, let your provider know. U.S. cases of trichinosis in previous years were caused by eating undercooked pork, but a successful education campaign reduced those numbers.

Damage to the gut takes time to repair, and performance continues to be affected even after scouring has ceased. Mastitis-metritis-agalactia syndrome , is a complex syndrome in sows, occurs after birth in a short time from 12 hours to 3 days. The disease is caused by an infection of mammary…