Taking control of Streptococcus suis
S.suis is the causal agent of big losses in pig production, becasuse in addition to being a zoonotic agent (the most important bacterial cause of meningitis in pigs) it is very difficult to control due to its great variety of serotypes. The development of an infection then depends on multiple factors dependent on the host, the environment and the pathogen.
When the commensal S. suis finds the favorable conditions for its replication, invasion and evasion of the immune mechanisms, it begins to express its pathogenicity, and here, strategies for its control must tackle the problem including all the factors that intervene. In addition to this, the reduction in the use of antibiotics has also led to an increased incidence of S. suis-related problems on farms, with an increase in resistance to antibiotics, especially amoxicillin.
So, how do you control and face Streptococcus Suis?
With an adequate nutritional approach, which must be based on the control of the S. suis population in the digestive tract, the maintenance of an effective intestinal barrier function and the support of the animal’s immune system.
In the following article, we detail how the use of asaGRAM+ can help to control S. suis infections supported by three pillars.