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Pig Health
Necrotic ulcerative spirochaetal stomatitis in outdoor pigs
  1. Michael Millar1,
  2. Alex Barlow1,
  3. Susanna Williamson2,
  4. Robert Higgins3 and
  5. Bob Stevenson4
  1. AHVLA – Langford, Langford House, Langford, North Somerset BS40 5DX
  2. AHVLA – Bury, Rougham Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2RX
  3. AHVLA – Lasswade, International Research Centre, Pentland Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PZ
  4. Usk Veterinary Centre, Porth-y-Carne Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1RZ

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NECROTIC stomatitis is uncommon in pigs but it can be a debilitating condition refractory to treatment. Stomatitis due to Fusobacterium necrophorum is more common in young pigs but has been described in adults in America (Ramos-Vara and others 1998). Stomatitis specifically associated with spirochaetal infection in pigs was first reported in the UK in the 1970s (Blandford and others 1972, Harcourt 1973). Stomatitis can also be associated with exotic viral vesicular diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease and vesicular stomatitis.

Here we report an outbreak of ulcerative stomatitis in a small herd of 10 Tamworth …

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