postweaning diarrhea

postweaning diarrhea
potentially fatal diarrhea in piglets just after they are weaned; causes may be allergies to ingredients of the new diet or intestinal infection, such as by a strain of Escherichia coli (see coliform gastroenteritis). Called also weanling pig scours.

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