Invisible disease snatching profits from pig farms


Ileitis is an invisible disease present in 96% of farms globally. The enteric disease affects the pigs’ nutrition absorption, causing low weight gain, diarrhea, and even sudden death. “Any reduction in growth rate and feed efficiency increases the cost of producing a pig to market,” Dr Civilo Lima,...

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