Field trials suggest that lawsonia vaccination could boost pig performance

Clinical trials run by MSD Animal Health find that lawsonia vaccination increases pig performance by 60g per pig.
calendar icon 28 July 2020
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“The mortality rate of the herd reduced from 3.8 percent to 2.3 percent overall, which includes deaths from other factors.

Lawsonia intracellularis and the subsequent ileitis is an example of a disease that all pig farmers must learn to manage. And experiences from the field have shown us that in this case, ‘prevention is better than cure’.

“I’d recommend speaking to your vet about diagnosing the problem first and then establishing and implementing a vaccination programme and a robust herd health plan to help prevent the disease and subsequent performance issues,” concludes Dr Del Pozo.

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