Take multifaceted approach to reduce strep in pigs

Take multifaceted approach to reduce strep in pigs

*Drs. Jake Schwartz and Brad Leuwerke are with the Swine Vet Center in St. Peter, Minn.

ONE of the most frequent causes of bacterial-related nursery mortality in U.S. swine herds is Streptococcus suis (strep).

Multiple strep serotypes exist; some are considered part of the pig's normal microflora and do not induce disease, while others are highly pathogenic with the potential to cause dramatic health challenges

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