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Common Etiologies of Locomotor Disease in the Nursery Phase of Pigs

Common Etiologies of Locomotor Disease in the Nursery Phase of Pigs

Percentage of Total Cases of Disease

Etiology

Nervous System

Musculoskeletal System

Total

Streptococcus suis

46.7

13.9

60.6

Mycoplasma hyorhinis

0

10.1

10.1

Glaesserella parasuis

2.0

6.2

8.2

Sodium toxicity

4.4

0

4.4

Trueperella pyogenes

1.1

2.4

3.4

Sapelovirus

2.6

0

2.6

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV)

2.2

0

2.2

Streptococcus sp

0.3

1.7

2.0

Metabolic bone disease

0

1.8

1.8

Astrovirus

1.2

0

1.2

Staphylococcus sp

0.3

0.6

0.9

Actinobacillus suis

0.2

0.7

0.9

Teschovirus

0.7

0

0.7

Mycoplasma hyosynoviae

0

0.6

0.6

Erysipelas

0

0.3

0.3

Ionophore toxicity

0

0.2

0.2

Total cases

61.7

38.3

100

Source: Raw data from Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, 2018–2022.