Pathogenic pressure - Swine
Pathogens are a thorn in the side for anyone in animal production. They can reduce the animal’s performance and put food safety at risk. A pathogenic strike in finisher herds can be very unfortunate and extremely costly for the producer since some of the pathogens are known to cause sudden deaths among the animals just before slaughter. Trying to keep the use of antibiotics limited while under pathogenic pressure can make things even more challenging.