Learn Animal Disease with Braimy -B.Sc. Agriculture
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a) Etiology:

  • Orthomyxovirus virus ( H5N1 virus)
  • Respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza
  • Doesn’t normally infect humans
  • Cause high level of illness and low death rates in pigs

b) Transmission:

  • Close contact between pigs
  • Droplets and discharges

c) Symptoms:

  • Intestinal diarrhea
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sneezing
  • Mucous nose/eye
  • Weight loss
  • Poor growth
  • Pneumonia
  • High fever

Potentially serious swine flu identified in China not imminent threat:  Experts - ABC News

d) Prevention and treatment:

  • Facility and heard management
  • Vaccination
  • Antibiotics
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