Swine Enteric Diseases
Enteric diseases are gastrointestinal disorders that, if left untreated, can result in undernourished, dehydrated pigs and possible death. These diseases can drastically affect profitability due to reduced weight gain and feed efficiency, as well as acute mortality, with up to 100 percent of certain age groups being affected.
Enteric diseases, including porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), salmonellosis and ileitis, are caused by fecal-to-oral contact. Each disease has its own characteristics. However, many of the clinical signs are similar, including diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration.