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Swine Enteric Diseases

A Healthy Gut Optimizes Pig Performance

A healthy, protected gut has significant positive impacts on pig performance, including increased average daily gain (ADG) and feed conversion.1–4 In short, a healthy pig gut stimulates healthy growth.  

Enteric diseases, including ileitis, salmonellosis and porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), are common gastrointestinal disorders that, if left untreated, can result in undernourished, dehydrated pigs and possible death.


Ileitis, caused by Lawsonia intracellularis, is a common bacterial illness, with greater than 95% prevalence,5 that reduces both growth rate and feed efficiency.6,7

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Salmonella infections have been prevalent in swine populations for decades, posing significant challenges to pig health and performance as well as food safety risks.

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Brightcove Video

Production Loss from Subclinical Enteric Disease
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An industry-leading swine veterinarian and nutritionist discuss the measurable impact that subclinical disease can have on performance.

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1 Kolb J, Sick F. Summary of field trials implementing Enterisol® Ileitis against ileitis, in Proceedings. 33rd Annu Meet AASV 2003;243–244. 

2 Ochoa, et al. 2020. 

3 Peiponen, et al. 2018. 

4 Park, et al. 2013. 

5 Vannucci FA, Gebhart CJ, McOrist S. Proliferative enteropathy. In: Zimmerman JJ, Karriker LA, Ramirez A, et al., eds. Diseases of swine. 11th ed. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019;898–911. 

6 Paradis M-A, Gebhart CJ, Toole D, et al. Subclinical ileitis : Diagnostic and performance parameters in a multi-dose mucosal homogenate challenge model. J Swine Health Prod 2012;20(3):137–141.  

7 Helm E, Outhouse A, Schwartz K et al. Impact of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Lawsonia intracellularis on the performance of pigs divergently selected for feed efficiency. J Anim Sci 2018;96(2):462–472.

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