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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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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