Managing Pig Health: A Reference for the Farm - 2nd EditionErysipelothrix rhusiopathiae bacteria can survive for long periods in the environment and in water. Water systems can become infected with the bacteria and be a source of disease. Establishment of infection occurs through regular contamination of damaged skin resulting from poorly constructed floors and cohabitation with other carrier species such as birds. Infection is characterized by acute or sub-acute septicaemia and chronic lesions, usually arthritis or valvular endocarditis heart condition with lesions in the heart valves. The speed of multiplication and the level of immunity in the pig determines the clinical symptoms. If the animal survives, typical lesions may disappear in about a 4—7 days if not complicated Colavita et al. Chronic arthritis is manifested in lameness and swollen joints, most commonly the hock, stifle elbow and carpal joints Colavita et al.
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What Causes Clostridial Disease? Therefore outdoor herds are at greater risk of Clostridial disease than indoor herds. Sheep are also susceptible to clostridial disease, however, it is not necessary for pasture to have been grazed by sheep to create a risk to pigs. Clostridial infection can affect pigs of all ages and clostridial disease can take one of four forms:. Suboptimal outdoor environment and high outdoor infection pressure were cited as potential contributors to sow mortality caused by Cl. Clostridia are soil and fecal borne bacteria, and the spores they produce are very resistant to heat, UV light and disinfectant.