2 March 2019

We are fighting a ubiquitous noxious pathogen Salmonella is a rod-shaped Enterobacteriacea, ubiquitous and highly resistant in the environment, especially in water and with high environmental humidity. There are more than 2500 isolated serotypes, belonging to two species: Salmonella enterica and Salmonella bongori. The infective cycle is oro-fecal and pigs can be infected directly from…

March 2019

What is “kinky back”? Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis (BCO), also known as kinky back, is a complex syndrome mostly affecting broilers with some episodes in turkeys as well. The syndrome manifests itself with symptoms like lameness, starting at 3 weeks of age and resulting in lowered feed intake, reduced weight gain and up to 5-7%…