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On the Infectious Causes of Neonatal Piglet Diarrhoea-A Review

Jacobson, Magdalena


Simple Summary This review is a summary of the current knowledge of the aetiology of neonatal porcine diarrhoea, including the early reports and the growing knowledge on the disease, some clinical features, a brief description of the suspected or known causes, pathogenesis and pathology, surveys made on the disease, and aspects of the methodology to be used in such microbiological surveys. Considerations of treatment and prophylaxis are beyond the scope of this paper. The aim of this paper is to review current knowledge on the relationship between presumptive infectious agents and neonatal porcine diarrhoea (NPD). The literature provides information on the rationale for this causation, including the first mention, main understandings gained with respect to, e.g., pathogenesis, and the knowledge to date on the specific relationships. Further, surveys on the presence and relative importance of these pathogens in NPD are included and the methodology used to identify the causation are discussed.


E; coli; C; perfringens; C; difficile; Enterococcus spp; TGE; PED; rotavirus; Cystoisospora suis; Strongyloides ransomi

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Veterinary Sciences
2022, Volume: 9, number: 8, article number: 422
Publisher: MDPI

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