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Ileitis: State Desired Goals

When a swine disease strikes, you want helpful information immediately. Fortunately, there’s SOURCE, a systematic approach to disease control, prevention and management using a step-by-step process developed by Boehringer Ingelheim.

The first step in the process for Ileitis is to “state desired goals” This step is often overlooked. Simply stated, where do you want your herd to be in the ileitis story? Ask yourself: What is my goal? Because ileitis is prevalent on all swine farms in the United States, most ileitis control goals are around management of disease levels. The two most common goals are 1) prevent clinical signs and subclinical impacts of disease; or 2) manage clinical signs and reduce subclinical impacts of ileitis.

  What is your goal?  
Prevent Disease Treat Existing Infections and Prevent Future Disease

Manage Clinical Signs

Proactively prevent ileitis using vaccination to get in front of future exposure risks. This does not include antibiotic use. Management plans are based on treating existing clinical signs of ileitis (e.g., diarrhea) and proactively putting prevention steps, such as vaccination, in place to reduce long-term subclinical impacts.

Management plans are based on treating clinical signs of ileitis (e.g., diarrhea).


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