Test for Knowledge of Respiratory and Post-Weaning Diseases in Pigs


The participants of the fourth module of the veterinary school took a short test to check their level of knowledge before listening to the lectures.

For everyone who also wants to test themselves:

1. Typical diseases of the gastrointestinal tract during the growing and fattening stage are (multiple choice):



Colibacillosis (enterotoxigenic E.coli)

Swine dysentery

Proliferative enteropathy

2. Beta-lactams are effective against the following microorganisms:

Mycoplasma hyorhinis

Glaserella Parasuis

Streptococcus suis

3. Atrophy of the ciliary epithelium and, as a result, secretory diarrhea are caused by (multiple choice):

Brocispira bronchiseptica


Clostridium difficile

Infection with nematodes

Coronavirus infections of pigs 

4. The clinical signs of influenza are typically prolonged (cough, fever):

1. for 5 days

2. within a week 

3. up to 2 weeks

5. Limb/ear cyanosis may be caused by (multiple choice):


Mycoplasma high pneumoniae

Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia


6. Sudden death can be caused by:

Respiratory coronavirus


Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia

Atrophic rhinitis

6. Sudden death can be caused by:

Respiratory coronavirus


Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia

Atrophic rhinitis

7. What material should be sampled for in vivo PCR testing of respiratory diseases in pigs:

Bronchoalveolar lavage


Nasal swabs

All answers are correct

8. The following method is used to determine the presence and duration of colostral immunity in piglets:




all answers are correct

9. Which factors can reduce the effectiveness of PCV2 vaccination (multiple choice):

High colostral antibodies against PCV2

Intrauterine infection with PCV2

Streptococcal infection

10. What pathogens are involved in the manifestation of polyserositis? (multiple choice)

M. hyosinoviae 

Glasserella parasuis 

S. Suis 

all answers are correct

Correct answers: 1. salmonellosis, porcine dysentery, proliferative enteropathy; 2. Streptococcus suis; 3. rotavirus, coronavirus infections; 4. within a week; 5. Salmonella, RRSS; 6. actinobacillus pleuropneumonia; 7. all answers are correct; 8. ELISA; 9. high colostral antibodies against PCV 2, intrauterine infection with PCV2; 10. all answers are correct.

The training of veterinary medicine specialists of pig farms is carried out within the framework of the project "Animal Health in Ukraine", which is implemented by the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program of the veterinary school consists of five modules, each of which contains four presentations on related topics. Teaching materials are prepared by leading domestic and foreign experts. Participants who pass the full course of training will receive certificates.

The Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders is a non-profit, voluntary organization founded by Ukrainian pork producers. The main purposes of the association are representation and protection of rights and interests of farms of the association, assistance in development and introduction of new technologies for efficient production of pork, expansion of sales markets, and protection of domestic sales market.