Effectiveness of tulathromycin injection for the control of porcine pleuropneumonia on a grower-finisher farm in an outbreak situation

28-10-2010 | | |

Outbreaks of diseases that result in acute death such as pleuropneumonia caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae are a great concern in some swine facilities. Porcine pleuopneumonia is partly controllable through good management practices (1,2), though sudden outbreaks can periodically occur.

Tulathromycin (DraxxinTM,Pfi zer Animal Health) has been proven effective for the treatment of multifactorial swine respiratory disease (3,4), as well as the treatment of porcine pleuropneumonia caused by A. pleuropneumoniae (5) if given up to 9 days prior to known exposure (6). The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of tulathromycin in preventing losses in swine herds due to Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae under field conditions.
Kristen Reynolds; Zvonimir Poljak; Robert Friendship; Cate Dewey
Department of Population medicine, OVC, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

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