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Swine Dysentery

Swine dysentery is a mucohaemorrhagic disease of pigs that affects the large intestine (83). This infectious disease is typified by mucus and blood laden diarrhoea along with a loss of condition. The first signs are partial anorexia, passage of soft faeces, and possibly fever. Commonly, pigs become diarrhoeic, dehydrated, and are profoundly weak, gaunt and emaciated. They may have sunken eyes and protruding ribs and backbones. It is transmitted to healthy pigs by infected faeces.