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What is Porcine Ileitis?

Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy (PPE), also known as Porcine Ileitis, is an enteric infectious disease caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium  Lawsonia intracellularis. The disease in any of its forms has a significant economic impact on the farms that suffer from it, due to the reduction in production parameters.

In serological studies carried out in different countries, a positive prevalence of between 60% and 90% against Lawsonia intracellularis is reported in pig farms.

Different forms of the disease are known in pigs:

  • Hemorrhagic-type acute form: Known as Porcine Hemorrhagic Enteropathy (PHE), it occurs in pigs towards the end of fattening and replacement foaling, with sudden death or frankly hemorrhagic diarrhea initially and then with digested blood, if not treated immediately, they die of anemia.
  • Chronic form: Called Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy (PPE), it presents as non-specific diarrhea, loss of body condition and wasting. The lesions in the ileum show thickening of the intestinal wall (EPP) or mucosal necrosis in an advanced state (Porcine Intestinal Adenomatosis).
  • Another form described as subclinical, where there are mild clinical signs, without obvious macroscopic lesions and only detected by the laboratory.

In addition to all the management and sanitation measures, such as vaccination, some antibacterials have been successfully tested in their control and treatment.


How to control Porcine Ileitis? 

Within the range of different antibiotics used to control Ileitis, they are the Macrolides, and in this group the most used is Tylosin, which has produced excellent results for many years.


What is the recommended dose of Tylosin?

The therapeutic dose of Tylosin is 10 – 20 mg/kg of live weight.


Why are Tylovic and Tysulmix the ideal products to control Porcine Ileitis?

Both Tylovic Premix and Tylsumix Premix are ideal for controlling the disease due to the fact that they are composed of 10% Tylosin phosphate, making them an excellent alternative, both in pulsatile treatments 110 ppm for control, and curative treatments between 300 and 400 ppm, in feed for 2 weeks.


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