Herd Health: New, advanced tools for diagnosing erysipelas

Erysipelas diagnostics are catching up to the advances in molecular diagnostics, resulting in delivery of markedly more positive and quicker results


Erysipelas is a bacterial disease, primarily found in pigs, caused by Erysipelas rhusiopathiae. The disease occurs wherever pigs are raised worldwide and causes acute systemic and chronic infections. Severe outbreaks can induce substantial morbidity and mortality within days in a susceptible pig population.

Better Pork - December 2009