Decreasing Sow Mortality after vaccination against Clostridium novyi
BANFF PORK SEMINAR
Gauvreau, H.; DeGroot, M.; Boix, O; Ballarà, I.
This field trial assessed the reduction of sudden death on a Canadian Farm after a vaccination program using SUISENG®.
The disease is peracute, with very little clinical signs before death. SUISENG® is a sow vaccine that protects against neonatal diarrhea in piglets and suddent death caused by C. novyi in sows.
CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION
Sow mortality is a growing concern on pig farms- There are multiple causes behind it, including sudden sow death due to Clostridium novyi.
It is remarkable to highlight the importance of having a good diagnosis of the implementation of a vaccination program againts C. novyi as a primary measure to reduce the incidence of suddent death.
This farm trial showed that SUISENG® vaccination could reduce sow mortality on farm.