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Erysipelas - an emerging disease in animal friendly production systems for poultry and pigs - EryPOP

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Erysipelas is a severe infectious disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (ER).
Following the change in housing for laying hens in Europe, erysipelas has become an emerging disease in
several countries with outbreaks of high mortality in layer flocks in indoor aviaries and free-range/organic
production. Erysipelas is a well-known acute disease in pigs and a suspected cause of arthritis and
considerable economic losses in organic pigs. Erysipelas is difficult to prevent in the growing sector of
animal friendly production systems for pigs and poultry.
The overall aim of the proposed project (EryPoP) is to generate important knowledge on infections with
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae (ER) in animal friendly poultry and pig production. This knowledge is crucial
to secure animal welfare in these growing sectors, by developing effective management routines to
prevent future disease outbreaks.
Effective start/end date01/01/201631/12/2018

    Research areas

  • Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae , poultry, pig, wildlife, organic production


Research outputs

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