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On farm epidemiology of major enteric diseases

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Research partners: University of Nottingham

Sponsors: AHDB Pork

Duration: 2006 – 2009 

Aims and objectives

To achieve a better understanding of the transmission of diseases by vectors on pig farms by studying their role in the epidemiology and control of key diseases: Lawsonia, PCV 2b and Brachyspira 

Findings to date

These studies suggest that a program aimed at reducing infection levels or post-eradication re-infection with bacterial and viral agents should include not only include biosecurity and pig medication/vaccination, but also insect control measures targeted at cockroaches and flies in association with pigs. 

Further information

Final report

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