ThePigSite Quick Disease Guide
Two species of this bacterium occur in the pig's intestine, Y. pseudotuberculosis and Y. enterocolitica. They normally cause no disease but have been associated with minor problems in weaned pigs. The bacteria are often found in the tonsils. It can cause diarrhoea in people.
SymptomsWeaners & Growers
- Y. enterocolitica causes inflammation of the small and large intestines with diarrhoea and
- Y. pseudotuberculosis causes small tiny abscesses throughout the carcass.
- Mild fever.
Causes / Contributing factors
- This is a faeces spread disease.