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1

What is the legal minimum age for weaning piglets in the UK? What is the exception?

28d UNLESS in specific housing = 21d

2

What is the target for weaned/sow?

> 11.5

3

What is the target weaning weight at 28d?

> 7kg

4

What is the target for kg weaned/sow?

> 100kg/sow

5

What are the two main pathogens that cause GIT disease in weaners?

E. coli and salmonella

6

What are the Sx of enteric infection with E. coli or salmonella?

Watery scour 1wk post weaning

7

How is salmonella infection best controlled?

Through rodent control

8

How is E. coli infection best controlled?

Through improvements to hygiene, probiotic use and acidification of water

9

What other agents can cause GIT problems?

PCV2, rotavirus and TGE

10

What are the 5 main DDx for neurological disease in weaners?

Bacterial meningitis
Oedema disease
Water deprivation
Middle ear disease
Toxicities

11

When is bacterial meningitis most commonly seen in weaners?

2-4wk post weaning

12

What causes oedema disease and what is the pathology associated with it?

STEC E.coli

Oedema of the brain, momentum, peritoneum, GI mucosa

13

When is oedema disease seen in weaners?

Within 1 month post-weaning

14

How is oedema disease differentiated from bacterial meningitis?

Puffy eyes and swelling around the larynx

15

Why does water deprivation cause Sx of nervous disease?

Causes severe dehydration

16

What are the main Sx of middle ear disease?

A head tilt and head shaking

17

Which disease is middle ear disease clinically indistinguishable from?

Meningitis

18

Which 6 pathogens are involved in Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex?

PCV2
PRRS
M. hyopneumoniae
Hameophilus parasuis
Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia
Swine Influenza

19

What are the main Sx of respiratory disease in weaners?

Coughing, sneezing, pyrexia, conjunctivitis, dyspnoea, decreased appetite, mortality, loss of condition

20

What pathogen is progressive atrophic rhinitis associated with?

Pasturella multocida type D

21

What is PMWS?

Post-weaning multi systemic wasting syndrome

22

What causes PMWS?

PCV2

23

What does PMWS cause?

Generalised lymphadenopathy and immune suppression

24

What are the 4 main skin diseases seen in weaners?

Greasy Pig
Ear-tip necrosis
Sarcoptic mange
Ringworm

25

What causes Greasy Pig?

Staph. aureus

26

What causes ear-tip necrosis and when is it seen in weaners?

Staph. spp

Seen from 7-12wks