A survey was carried out in some Hungarian swine farms for getting information on the prevalence and geographical distribution of isosporosis in suckling piglets. Mixed faecal samples of 1012 litters showing symptomes of diarrhoea from 81 farms (34-3300 sows), where no anticoccidial drugs had been used, were examined for the occurrence of /. suis over a period of two years. Three to forty-nine litters, aged between 10 and 20 days, from each farm were investigated. Faecal samples of 98 sows were also examined for oocysts. Isosporosis was detected in 36 (44.4%) farms from 81 sites throughout the country, which occurred at any time of the year. Herd size and type of pig management in farrowing houses were not associated with the presence of oocysts in samples. Infection rate of the litters was 14.0% (142/1012). The farms differed in infection levels, measured as the number of patent litters. Isosporosis was diagnosed in 10 to 90% of litters examined in the infected farms. The severity of the diarrhoea varied among the infected litters. Most infected piglets produced pasty or creamy faeces, which were yellowish in colour. Morbidity was moderate to high. Faecal samples of sows were always negative for oocysts of Isospora or Eimeria species.
|Translated title of the contribution||Isospora suis (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) infection of suckling piglets. Literature|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2005|
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