UTI in sows

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in sows - A review

Published on: 02/24/2012
Author/s : Diego Padoan, Technical Manager, Biomin GmbH (Article courtesy of Biomin GmbH)
When the urinary tract, which is usually sterile, is colonized by bacteria it results in an infection which is most often sub-clinical. A variety of endogenous and opportunistic microbes such as E. coli, Streptococcus sp.,Staphylococcus epidermidis, Klebsiella sp.,Pseudomonas sp.,Aeromonas sp.,Bacteroides sp. are natural inhabitants of the lower urinary tract and are able to cause non specific UTI...
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April 24, 2012

Are Urinary tract infections common in sows during the postpartum period? I need to know about this topic and also see some pictures to differentiate normal to pathological vaginal discharge in case the urine is the best way to identify the presence of bacteria.

Diego Padoan Diego Padoan
Veterinary Doctor
May 2, 2012
Dear Claudio,
there ar two only moments when vulvar discharegs (if not purulent/bad smelling) are phisiological: after parturition for some days, around oestrus or mating. otherwise all others are pathological. A good way to know if there is an uro-genital infection is to check bacterial count in the urine, if it is high you are sure there is an infection. The urinary pH is not predictive, bit in case of urinary infection the pH tends to be high.
Jyakypetter Jyakypetter
May 22, 2012

Good article about Urinary Tract Infection in sows
Acknowledgment to this one of the forum site.
Myself Jyaky Petter from the nation of India
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Biomin Biomin
May 22, 2012
You are welcome, any specific question?
August 23, 2021
What are some foods or supplements that acidify urine? Thank you
Anna Catharina Berge Anna Catharina Berge
PhD in Comparative Pathology
Berge Veterinary Consulting Berge Veterinary Consulting
Vollezele, Brabant, Belgium
May 24, 2022
Thank you for an excellent review
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