Update on Glässer’s disease: How to control the disease under restrictive use of antimicrobials

Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Mar Costa-Hurtado, Emili Barba-Vidal, Jaime Maldonado, Virginia AragonAbstractAntimicrobials have been commonly used to control bacterial diseases in farm animals. The efficacy of these drugs deterred the development of other control measures, such as vaccines, which are currently getting more attention due to the increased concern about antimicrobial resistance. Glässer’s disease is caused by Glaesserella (Haemophilus) parasuis and affects pork production around the world. Balance between colonization and immunity seems to be essential in disease control. Reduction in antimicrobial use in veterinary medicine requires the implementation of preventive measures, based on alternative tools such as vaccination and other strategies to guarantee a beneficial microbial colonization of the animals. The present review summarizes and discusses the current knowledge on diagnosis and control of Glässer’s disease, including prospects on alternatives to antimicrobials.
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