Mycobacteriosis also called Tuberculosis is a Zoonotic disease, meaning infectious disease affecting common to animals and humans. Tuberculosis in pigs has no apparent effect on the health of the animal. The economic losses can be serious to pig producers whose herds have the disease.
- diagnosis of mycobacteriosis-in the live pig is usually impossible and hence the occurrence of the disease must be determined from post mortem findings by meat inspectors
Prevention and control
- prevention is difficult since ther is no vaccine.
- carefull management of pigs, feed sources and the environment, best prevents the disease