Internal parasites of pigs


Pig performance is influenced by internal parasites, most dramatically in the young, growing pig. 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.

Topics include:

  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Large intestine
  • Oesophagostomum species
  • Respiratory tract
  • Urinary tract
  • Public health
  • Parasite control


Factsheet 1149 Second Edition

Published: 22 Aug 2017