ThePigSite Quick Disease Guide
Cryptosporidia are parasites similar to coccidia that can also cause diarrhoea but at a slightly older age of 8 to 21 days. They can infect people and are also found in other species such as rats and mice.
SymptomsSows & Growers
- Watery diarrhoea 8 - 21 days of age.
- Poor body condition - wasting.
Causes / Contributing factors
- Rats and mice.
- The main water supplies are sometimes infected.
- Poor hygiene.
- Dirty pens.
This is made by examining faeces in the laboratory.