Porcine Respiratory - NAVLE Review #4

Originally posted by dailypiggie

Most common respiratory diseases of Pigs:

Piglets/ Weanlings:


  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae: Pneumonia; 3-10 wk old piglets
  • Mycoplasma hyorhinus: Pericarditis, Pleuritis, Peritonitis, Arthritis (all the -itis); 3-10 wk old piglets
  • Pasterurella multocida: Fibrinous pneumonia; seen in association with other diseases (Mycoplasma, APP, SIV)


  • Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV): Arterivirus: Focal to diffuse interstitial pneumonia, can progress to bronchopneumonia. 
  • Psudorabies (Herpesvirus): CNS signs in neonates (& sudden death). Piglets > 3 weeks sneezing, coughing, necrotic bronchitis, bronchiolitis, alveolitis. 
  • Porcine Circovirus Virus - 2: Pneumonia, commonly seen as a complex with PMWS. 

Originally posted by 8bitcookies

Grow-Finish Pigs:


Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP): Pneumonia; Acute death

Atrophic Rhinitis (Bordetella bronchiseptica (+/-) Pasterella multocida): Variable turbinate atrophy, secondary pneumonia. Pigs > 8 weeks. 


Swine Influenza (SIV): high morbidity, low mortality- nasal discharge, coughing. All age groups. 

My other baby is sick

Last night, my dog Dexter woke me and my husband up with this awful hacking cough. I think he has kennel cough. I had trouble sleeping because I looked it up online and one of the first links I saw was about this terrible canine disease called circovirus.

Apparently, this disease has been partially responsible for the deaths of several dogs in Ohio over the past couple of days.

Now, when it comes to the dog, I am a complete and total worrier. I don’t think he has this disease because his only symptoms are coughing (and I’m in California, where the disease was originally spotted over four or five months ago, so not as likely to be the cause), but I just want to put it out there that this is going on. Make sure you watch your pet closely for any signs of this virus because early detection can possibly save your dog’s life.

Feel better Dexter!

GI Disease & Circovirus (November 2013)

There have been recent cases of severe gastrointestinal disease in dogs which may include a virus called circovirus.  Experts across the country are studying both the presence and significance of the virus in these cases.  At this time, there is neither data to incriminate the virus as a causative factor, nor readily available testing to confirm the virus is present.  At [our clinic] we are staying abreast of the data as it becomes available.  Additionally we are treating our patients and educating our clients appropriately.  If your dog begins to vomit, has bloody diarrhea, or is suddenly very lethargic please call [your vet] for an appointment immediately.

–  from my clinic’s website