Reference : A case of trichurosis in gilts and fattening pigs
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/176722
A case of trichurosis in gilts and fattening pigs
English
Caron, Yannick mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires (DMI) > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
Delleur, Valery mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés (DCA) > Dép. clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés (DCA) >]
Cassart, Dominique mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de morphologie et pathologie > Département de morphologie et pathologie >]
Losson, Bertrand mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires (DMI) > Parasitologie et pathologie des maladies parasitaires >]
Laitat, Martine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département clinique des animaux de production (DCP) > Département clinique des animaux de production (DCP) >]
29-Sep-2014
JMM Case Reports
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
2053-3721
[en] Trichuris suis ; Pigs ; Diarrhea
[en] Trichuris suis, also called whipworm, is a parasite of the caecum and colon distributed widely and considered as a fairly common parasite in swine. It may be responsible for porcine trichurosis characterized by diarrhoea, anorexia, growth retardation, dehydration, emaciation and anaemia.
This report presents a case of trichurosis diagnosed in a farrow-to-finish Belgian pig herd. The infection was associated with severe and persistent diarrhoea, growth retardation, emaciation and/or anaemia in 10 recently purchased gilts and in fattening pigs. In gilts, levamisole [8 mg/kg body weight] administered once per os gave a good clinical response, as diarrhoea resolved in nine gilts out of 10. In parallel, for these nine gilts, the number of eggs of T. suis/g faeces passed decreased from 12 400 to less than 100 eggs. In fattening pigs, flubendazole (1 mg/kg BW) administrated over 5 days in drinking water allowed a reduction in the number of T. suis eggs/g and was effective against diarrhoea.
Although most of the time pig whipworm infections are light and asymptomatic, in some cases when large numbers of worms are present, they can cause watery to bloody diarrhoea that can lead to anaemia. This less frequent disease should not be forgotten in the differential diagnosis of persistent diarrhoea in growing pigs.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/176722
10.1099/jmmcr.0.003582
http://jmmcr.sgmjournals.org/content/1/3/e003582.full.pdf+html?sid=f7f492eb-b506-42ad-8a03-840b38471734

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