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Swine dysentery, also known as bloody scours or vibrionic dysentery, is caused by the bacterium Serpulina hyodysenteriae (Harris et al.
The first indication of the presence of swine dysentery in a herd may be the sudden death of one or more animals with no previous symptoms.
Dr Heading has a background in microbiology and helped research the cloning of genes to cure swine dysentery.
The point is, you don't look at the Pepto-Bismol ad and turn around and write a headline for a swine dysentery product that says, "Diarrhea.
Although the diarrhea it produces doesn't cause bloody stools like swine dysentery does, it still weakens the pigs, slows their growth, and does a number on producers' potential profits.