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on March 28, 2017

Colibacillosis in pigs: vaccinate or medicate?

What is the best way to control this important cause of diarrhea in neonatal and post-weaning pigs?

Colibacillosis is an infection of the bacterium Echerichia coli (E. coli), and although it is harmlessly found in the gut of pigs, some strains cause disease — in particular, haemolytic E. coli, and specifically, enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC). These strains use fimbriae (long, thin appendages of…

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