Ileitis Control: Prophylaxis or therapy? Impact on herd performance

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2009-01-01
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Adam, M.
Deitmer, R.
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International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork
Iowa State University Conferences and Symposia

The SafePork conference series began in 1996 to bring together international researchers, industry, and government agencies to discuss current Salmonella research and identify research needs pertaining to both pig and pork production. In subsequent years topics of research presented at these conferences expanded to include other chemical and biological hazards to pig and pork production.

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Lawsonia intracel/ularis (L. i.), an ubiquitous pathogen, is well known as the causative agent of ileitis, a major gut-related health disease in pork production. Two approaches exist to control the ileitis-induced loss: Therapy by antibiotics or prophylaxis by vaccination. This field study was conducted to answer the question: Docs a curative treatment with antibiotics improve performance as good as protection by vaccination in a L. intracellularis infected herd?

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