Causes of Diarrhoea Scours Scouring Diarrhea in pigs swine hogs Diarhoea Diorrhea 

*Incidence of Diarrhea - Pre-Weaning, Grower & Post-Weaning Scour Prevalence Data for UK: 2010


Common Causes of Diarrhoea in Pigs


*Clostridium difficile ribotype 078 diarrhoea in piglets - antibiotic overuse blamed: June 2010

*Colitis Diarrhea in Grower Pigs - Diagnosis & Treatment Review: 2010



Swine Dysentery
Clinical Signs   -   Diagnosis   -   Management   -   Treatment   -   Control   -   Eradication
Swine dysentery diarrhea in pigs - typical appearance of loose blood-stained diarrhoea motions

Swine dysentery is an intestinal disease of pigs caused by a bacterial infection with Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. Growing and finishing pigs are affected - typically by a bloody diarrhoea with mucus, resulting from inflammation of the large intestine.

The cost of growth setbacks, reduced feed conversion efficiency, medication, mortality and non-marketable pigs is very high.

Facts poster of Clinical Signs & Economics of this disease : BPEX (.PDF 637Kb)

Eradication & Medication programmes: Octagon Review
Drug Choices for Eradication programs: Octagon Advice

Effect of temperature on survival time of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae in pigs slurry faeces at various temperatures


Causes of Diarrhoea/Scours/Scouring/Diarrhea in Pigs/Swine

    Aflatoxin poisoning (toxicity)
    African swine fever
    Anaphylaxis - anaphylactic shock
    Anaemia (Anemia in USA) e.g. iron deficiency
    Antimony toxicity
    Arsenic/arsenical toxicity
    Bacteroides anaerobic bacterial infection
    Balantidium coli protozoal infection
    Campylobacter infection
    Candida fungal infection
    Castor bean poisoning of swine
    Chlorate toxicity
    Classical Swine Fever CSF (Hog Cholera, HC)
    Clostridial enteritis
    Coccidiosis - protozoa infection
    Cocklebur poisoning
    Colibacillosis e.g. E. coli infection
    Copper poisoning
    Cryptosporidium / Cryptosporidial infection
    Fluoride toxicity
    Fungal/toxic mould poisoning
    Grey Scour Syndrome (Review)
    Heath (Ericacea) poisoning
    Hemagglutinating Encephalomyelitis virus (suckling pigs)
    Herbicide toxicity
    Hyostrongylus rubidus - parasitic stomach worm
    ionophore toxicity
    Iron toxicity in piglets
    Jute seed poisoning
    Lead poisoning
    Mercury toxicity
    Necrotic Enteritis NE: Octagon
    Nicotinamide deficiency
    Ochratoxin or Citrinin mycotoxicosis
    Oedema disease (enterotoxaemic colibacillosis)
    Oesophagostomum (roundworms)
    Organochlorine toxicity
    Organophosphate toxicity
    Pantothenic acid deficiency in swine
    Paraquat poisoning
    Phaseolus vulgaris bean poisoning
    Phosphorus toxicity
    Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) toxicity
    Pigweed (Amaranthus) poisoning
    Porcine Cytomegalovirus infection
    Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea - Coronavirus (PED)
    Porcine Intestinal Adenomatosis (PIA)
    Porcine Rotavirus
    Porcine rubulovirus (paramyxovirus)
    Proliferative Enteropathy PE
    Proliferative haemorrhagic enteropathy (PHE)
    protein-energy malnutrition
    Pseudomonas bacterial infection
    regional ileitis
    Reovirus infections
    riboflavin, (vitamin B2) deficiency
    Salmonella infection - Salmonellosis
    Selenium toxicity
    Strongyloides ransomi (round worms)
    Sudden change of diet
    Surra (Trypanosoma evansi) parasite
    Swine Dysentery symptoms & control (see top of page)
    Teschen (Talfan) virus
    Transmissible GastroEnteritis (TGE)
    Trichuriasis (whipworms)
    Tricothecene mycotoxicosis
    Zinc deficiency




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