APP pleuropneumonia in pigs


Pleuropneumonia is an economically significant respiratory disease that can affect pigs of all ages, but primarily affects weaners, growers and finishers. The disease is caused by the bacterium Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP).
The main route of spread is aerosol by direct contact from pig to pig or by airborne droplets travelling short distances.
The disease can be divided into three forms – peracute, acute and chronic.

Topics include:

  • Clinical signs
  • Predisposing factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Control
  • Vaccines


Factsheet 1222 Second Edition

Published: 22 Aug 2017