STEC is detected in 34 percent of sickweaned piglets

Edema disease is a lethal infectious disease, which is seen in pig production throughout the world. It primarily occurs in piglets during the first two weeks after weaning. It is caused by a proliferation of Shigatoxin-producing E.coli bacteria (STEC), which is also known as Verotoxin.

A German study to differentiate pathogenic E.coli bacteria in weaning pigs identified STEC in 34% of cases.

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STEC clearly contribute to diseases in weaning pigs. According to studies, E.coli strains that produce Shigatoxin Stx2e have been identified in approximately one third of the samples examined.

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How Shigatoxin causes edema disease - a short video ...

Explore in the film, how E. coli Shigatoxin triggers the edema disease.

Course of an STEC-Infection