Internal parasites of pigs
Internal parasites can kill, but loss of appetite, reduced daily rate of gain, poor feed conversion, and increased susceptibility to other pathogens are the more common results of parasitism.
Performance effect varies greatly in relation to geographical region, type of housing, management, nutrition, pig breed, and species of parasite.
Appendix 1 lists the common internal parasites of pigs.
Topics covered by this factsheet include:
- Small intestine
- Caecum and colon
- Respiratory tract
- Urinary tract
- Public health
- Parasite control