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1

What are the requirements of fitness to travel?

Pigs must be able to load and unload themselves
Pigs must be able to support their weight on four legs
Pigs must not have any open wound

2

Which groups of pigs are considered NOT fit to travel?

Piglets < 3wks
Sows < 1wk farrowed
Sows > 100d in pig

3

What are the 10 DDx for resp. disease in grower pigs?

Enzootic pneumonia
PCV2 / PMWS
Glasser's
PRRS
APP
Pasturella multocida
Swine influenza
Strep spp.
Progressive Atrophic Rhinitis
Salmonella

4

What is the causal agent of enzootic pneumonia?

Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae

5

What is the causal agent of APP?

Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia

6

What are the 7 DDx for GIT disease in growers and the causal agents of the infectious DDx?

1. Swine dysentry - Brachyspira hydoysenteriae
2. Spirochaetal colitis - Brachyspira pillosicoli
3. PHE = porcine haemorrhage enteritis - Lawsonia intracellularis
4. Nutritional scour
5. GI ulceration
6. GI volvulus
7. Rectal prolapse

7

What are the two main parasites seen in growers and what do they cause?

Ascaris suum = respiratory disease & milk spot liver

Trichuris suis = irritative colitis

8

What is the main skin disease of growers?

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathie = diamond skin disease

9

What is a pigs normal temp?

< 39.5 degrees

10

What are the four basic Tx protocols for pet pigs?

1. erysipelas vaccination 2x/yr
2. clostridial vaccination 2x/yr
3. parasite control with ivermectin 2x/yr OR benzimidazoles 4x/yr
4. Fe injection for piglets

11

What are the two options for euthanasia of pigs?

a. Gun - free bullet or captive bolt

b. barbiturate injection - intra-cardiac on the L for small pigs, ear veins blow easily, can try veins in groin, sedate first with stresnil