Erysipelas emerging as disease in organic poultry, pigs

New research project in Europe will provide science-based guidelines to prevent future outbreaks.

Erysipelas is a severe infectious disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. EryPoP, a new project led by researchers with the department of animal science at Aarhus University in Denmark, will provide novel information to enable science-based guidelines for preventing future erysipelas outbreaks.

Following the change in housing for laying hens in Europe, erysipelas has become an emerging disease in several countries, with high-mortality outbreaks occurr

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