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Benefits From Ileitis Vaccination

by 5m Editor
10 December 2007, at 6:22am

UK - Significant economic benefits were achieved by vaccinating pigs against ileitis in a trial conducted by Nottingham University’s vet school.

The study was carried out in Australia using over 4,000 pigs known to have clinical or sub-clinical ileitis. Half were injected with Enterisol Ileitis, a vaccine manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.

Over 16 weeks (age eight to 22 weeks) the vaccinated pigs showed improved average daily liveweight gain, ranging from 30-150g per day, faster growth and reduced back fat. Mortality from ileitis was also reduced.

Source: FarmersGuardian

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