Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Dessalew Tamir

Deapartment of Veterinary Science, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

  • Review Article   
    Swine Erysipelas: It’s Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, Control, Preventive Measures and Comprehensive Review
    Author(s): Dessalew Habte*, Dessalew Tamir and Tadesse Tilahun

    Erysipelas is an infectious disease seen mainly in growing pigs and characterized clinically by fever, arthritis, skin lesions and sudden death. The disease may be acute, subacute, or chronic. Swine erysipelas is a disease caused by a specific micro organ Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae which is a zoonotic ubiquitous gram-positive bacterium that causes erysipelas in swine, mammals, birds and erysipeloid in humans. People in contact with animals, animal products or animal wastes are at greatest risk. The acute form of swine erysipelas may have been confused for other diseases in pigs which are characterized by acute symptoms such as sudden death (for example, African swine fever). It can be diagnosed by its clinical signs, necropsy findings, bacteriology, and anti-microbial response, molecular and serological examinations. It is recommended to increase awaren.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2157-7579.2021.12.100

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