The disease

Treatment of ileitis

Treatment of 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.

The Disease

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

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

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

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

Diagnosing ileitis involves considering four important factors

The best preventative option for ileitis depends on the specific farm

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

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

Economic impact results mostly from productivity losses caused by the disease

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