Roundtable: Streptococcus suis in pigs: new challenges, new strategies

Lately, streptococcus suis (S. suis) has become a critical topic for discussion among swine producers and veterinarians. That happens because S. suis is currently one of the most important bacterial swine pathogens that affects post-weaned piglets, mainly causing meningitis, arthritis, and sudden death. In this roundtable, Dr. Brooke Smith and Dr. Ryan Strobel share their vast experience and practical insights on how strep suis is emerging as a significant issue in our systems. Besides, they answer the most critical questions regarding that matter: what strategies can we use to minimize problems related to it, what are the best approaches to manage S. suis and E. Coli together, and why is nutrition such an essential factor that should be considered?

“A lot of the conversations we are having today with producers who are raising nursery pigs is about how streptococcus suis is becoming a primary issue.” – Dr. Brooke Smith