ThePigSite Quick Disease Guide
- Rarely applicable.
- Sudden death.
- Discoloration of skin (blue).
- High fever.
- Skin lesions (not to be confused with Erysipelas).
- Rarely seen.
- Symptoms as for piglets
Causes / Contributing factors
- It can be precipitated by PRRS.
- Teeth clipping .
- Scrubbed knees.
- It may enter the piglet via the respiratory system or via cuts and abrasions.
- It occasionally multiplies in the blood stream and settles out in various parts of the body, particularly the lungs and the joints. Here it produces multiple small abscesses.
Post-mortem and laboratory examinations to demonstrate characteristic lesions and the presence of the organism. It has to be differentiated from meningitis, acute E. coli infection, erysipelas, clostridial diseases and piglets that have been laid on.