For pig farmers to be successful, they need to keep their animals healthy. Below are symptoms, treatments, and preventative measures for some of the most common diseases that farmers should watch out for in pre-weaning, post-weaning, and in breeding animals.
- Skin lesions (caused by a bacterial infection) which are dark at first and then spread and become flaky with a greasy feel.
Treatment and Prevention
- Use antibiotics, autogenous vaccines and skin protectants
- Improving hygiene, teat dipping and reducing the potential for skin abrasions (points of entry for the disease)