Immune Depression: What’s wrong with my pigs?

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A number of biological agents are able to compromise immune integrity of animals, from mycotoxins to infections to drugs. A single instance or concomitant administration and poisoning of the above mentioned caused by these elements can undermine through suppression or disrupt regular development of body defenses and are resulting in lower performances, increased disease outbreaks and vaccine failures. Most often the syndromes stem from so-called “conditioned diseases” such as E. coli, Streptococcus, Salmonella, Pasteurella, Influenza, etc.. It is well known nowadays that diseases come from multifactorial causes; immune depression can let loose many latent infections, presenting a challenge for practitioners regarding etiology and therapy.

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