Etiology of the ear necrosis syndrome – investigation of infectious agents

21-10-2010 | | |

During the summer months lesions of the so-called ear necrosis syndrome can be observed frequently in weaners during the raising period. The stages range from mild epidermal changes to severe ulcers and necrosis (1).

In the past, various pathogens have been discussed to be responsible for the development of ear necrosis, but the exact etiology of this disease could not be determined. Aim of this study was the evaluation of different infectious agents in pigs with ear necrosis syndrome.
Christiane Lang1 Thomas Voglmayrn2 Franz Waxenecker3 Ursula Hofstetter3 Herbert Weissenbock4 Mario Ogris5 Georg Bruns6 Mathias Ritzmann1
1. Clinic for Swine, Vienna, Austria; 2. Traunkreis VetClinic, Ried im Traunkreis, Austria; 3. Biomin GmbH, Herzogenburg, Austria; 4. Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria; 5. Intervet GesmbH, Vienna, Austria; 6. Tieraerztliche Klinik Duemmerland, Steinfeld, Germany
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