Pfizer Animal Health has launched a campaign to increase awareness of swine dysentery and has published a guide, "Enteric Disease Management," that details its prevention and treatment. 

According to Pfizer, prevention should be a particularly high priority in winter due to the pathogen's ability to survive for up to seven weeks outside a pig in cold, moist conditions. Dysentery is estimated to cost more than £10 per pig finished when higher mortality, increased feed costs and non-marketable animals are taken into consideration.

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The guide also covers other pathogens, such as E. coli, salmonella and coronavirus, and discusses the potential causes for each pathogen.