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Lawsonia Intracellularis
AN INVISIBLE ENEMY THAT HIDES FARM’S TRUE POTENTIAL


Do you know how much this invisible enemy impacts profitability? *1
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Description of ileitis

Infectious disease caused by Lawsonia Intracellularis affecting the intestine of pigs and causing significant production losses mainly during growth and fattening.

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Prevalence of ileitis*2

According to standard serological tests (IPMA and blocking ELISA), it is very likely that the disease is present in almost all farms, even in those with the higher sanitary status.

*2 Mirjam Arnold, Heiko Nathues. Prevalence of Lawsonia Intracellularis infections in pigs herds in different EU countries – A European multicenter study. Mirjam, Universität. Pending publication.

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Economic impact

Pigs affected by ileitis have a worse IC. The estimated cost per commercialized pig is 4.25€ (46.71€ millions per year in the USA).
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The Expert Talks

What is ileitis?

Pedro Rubio describes the main characteristics of Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy

(known as ileitis), including its etiology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology.

Why vaccinate against ileitis?

Standard hygiene measures must be accompanied by correct vaccination.

The use of antibiotics is declining, due to international regulations and consumer concerns.

What is ileitis?

Pedro Rubio describes the main characteristics of Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy

(known as ileitis), including its etiology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology.

How does ileitis affect productivity?

Ileitis has significant economic impact

for numerous reasons, mostly due to its high prevalence.

How does ileitis show and how to fight it?

There are 2 main forms of ileitis

the most frequent one is the chronic form.

Why vaccinate against ileitis?

Standard hygiene measures must be accompanied by correct vaccination.

The use of antibiotics is declining, due to international regulations and consumer concerns.

The Disease

History and Etiology of ileitis

L. intracellularis is a gram-negative rod with a sigmoid or curved shape and with a single long flagellum.

Among all the serological tests developed so far, only blocking ELISA is commercially available globally.

Epidemiology of ileitis

Not much is known about the epidemiology of L. Intracellularis.

These are the reasons.

Pathogenesis of L. Intracellularis

L. Intracellularis has specific infectious mechanisms, and generally appears in the growing and finishing stages.

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Clinical signs and forms of ileitis

The symptoms of ileitis in pigs are diverse, and include hemorrhagic or acute, chronic and subclinical.

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The future and antibiotics in the European pig sector: the case of ileitis

One of the main challenges faced by the pig sector is the decrease in the consumption of antibiotics by the animals. We, as a society, demand that the animal products that we consume come from pigs that have enjoyed optimal conditions during all their life. Currently, the improvement in the quality of life of these […]


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