Examine your pigs for Haemophilus parasuis
Check your pigs for Haemophilus parasuis as it is among one of the most infectious pathogens in piggeries. This bacterium causes various types of inflammation in animals. Here we explain what tests Lavetan runs.
Test for this unwelcome guest
Inflammation of peritoneum, pleura, pericardium, meninges, lungs, and different joints are all symptoms that a pig can develop after infection with Haemophilus parasuis. To prevent these disease symptoms, it is good to address the problem at the source. Tests will be a great help. Because not all infected pigs form antibodies, it is important to provide a sufficient number of samples.
Lavetan tests with the ELISA technique and with a real-time PCR method. The ELISA technique allows us to determine the antibodies. The real-time PCR technique allows us to detect the bacteria in infected pigs. With the RT-PCR, we can also immediately detect the possible pathogens Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP).
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What is Haemophilus parasuis in pigs?
The bacterium Haemophilus parasuis causes various infections in the pig, also called Glasser's disease. Research on this bacterium is ongoing; no specific causes are known at this time. However, it is clear that certain virulence factors make the bacteria pathogenic.
Do you have questions about Haemophilus parasuis or would you like to have a checkup? We are happy to help.