Type: Chapter

Physiological and behavioral responses to disease in pigs


M. D. Pairis-Garcia

North Carolina State University

B. K. Wagner

North Carolina State University

Publication date:

02 February 2021

ID: 9781801460330

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This chapter provides critical information on the physiological and behavioral responses common to pigs experiencing disease and describe animal-based outcomes directly impacted during a disease state. In addition, timely tools to prevent and monitor disease at the herd level are discussed and disease prevention techniques are described. Lastly, the chapter explores strategies for managing sick pigs as the critical next step when prevention is unsuccessful.

Table of contents

1 Introduction
2 Physiological responses to disease
3 Behavioral responses to disease
4 Strategies for disease mitigation
5 Conclusion
6 Future trends in research
7 Where to look for further information
8 References