The Disease

Treatment of ileitis

Ileitis outbreaks must be treated immediately to reduce losses
Discover the best way to control the ileitis

There are two distinct scenarios that have to be considered regarding a significant ileitis clinical presentation in a herd.


The first scenario is when you are having an outbreak with significant clinical signs characterized by diarrhoea and mortality.

This situation is mostly observed in herds with the acute or haemorrhagic form of the disease. Once the diagnosis of the disease has been confirmed, based on clinical-pathological findings, an aggressive medication protocol must be implemented.

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

History and Etiology of ileitis

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

Epidemiology of ileitis

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

Pathogenesis of L. Intracellularis

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

Clinical signs and forms of ileitis

Diagnosing ileitis involves considering four important factors.

Diagnosis of ileitis

The best preventative option for ileitis depends on the specific farm.

Prevention of ileitis

The indications are that nearly all pig populations are susceptible to Lawsonia Intracellularis.

Prevalence of ileitis

The ban on antimicrobial growth promoters in the EU affected the kinetics of the infection in different pig diseases

Potential impact of the reduction of antibiotics

Economic impact results mostly from productivity losses caused by the disease