Tag Archive: Ashley Johnson, Strep Suis, Streptococcus suis
May 27, 2020Susan SpiegelComments Off on Watch your Strep: Keep your guard up for this evolving bacteriumFew things remain the same for long on a hog farm. By the very nature of today’s production system, pigs are continuously moving on or off a site. One thing that remains constant is Strep suis.
Aug 12, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Impact of control options for Streptococcus suis and Haemophilus parasuisHelping piglets make a smooth transition at weaning is always a priority, but bacterial pathogens such as Streptococcus suis and Haemophilus parasuis can make that goal particularly challenging.
Jul 16, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Resurgence of ‘old’ bacterial diseases in pigs: Why?Three bacterial diseases considered under control recently flared up creating new challenges in hog operations. The older diseases include Haemophilus parasuis (parasuis), Streptococcus suis (strep)...
Feb 22, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Keep guard up for strep, parasuis in newly weaned pigsNewly weaned pigs face many challenges — new environment, feed, pen mates. They also face the challenge of bacterial infections like strep and parasuis, the two most common systemic bacterial...
Jan 07, 2019Susan SpiegelComments Off on Streptococcus suis leads SHIC’s Swine Bacterial Disease Matrix listViruses tend to get first priority when it comes to monitoring swine diseases and herd health, but bacteria can wreak just as much havoc.
Oct 11, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Strep suis resurfacing to challenge high-health herdsWhat’s old is new again — or at least that’s what some high-health herds are finding with Streptococcus suis (Strep suis).
Jul 09, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Antibiotic use at weaning can reduce acute illness in pigsThe transition into the nursery phase for just-weaned pigs presents many challenges as they adapt to a new diet, a new environment and increased competition. Young pigs often need some extra help.