Veterinary School: Enteric Diseases of Swine


Enteric of pigs have different etiologies. Most often they are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, feeding factors and stress, etc. Diarrhea sometimes accompanies non-intestinal infections due to appetite disorders, systemic disease, fever, or chronic disease.

In addition, pigs can develop gastrointestinal diseases for unknown reasons. For example, hemorrhagic bowel syndrome, which causes characteristic clinical signs and pathological changes.

An overview of the most common diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of pigs that occur on farms, as well as some aspects of the immune system that should be considered to control their pathogens, was provided by Justin Brown, DVM, PhD, during the second module of the online school for veterinary medicine specialists of pig farms, implemented by the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders with the support of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Learn more in the video:

The training videos were prepared within the framework of the project "Animals Health in Ukraine", implemented by the Association Ukrainian Pig Breeders with the support of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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.