The diseases which affect baby pigs are the same as those which also affect older swine . However, when baby pigs are affected the disease is frequently much more severe. The baby pig does not have the reserve to withstand a prolonged infection and is dependent on the continuous supply of milk for energy. When this milk supply is lost by vomition or when the pig refuses to eat , then the disease rapidly gains control. Other organ isms which are usually non-infective also be gin to multiply and be cause of the weakened condition brought about by the disease the se secondary organ isms begin t o invade other organs and enhance the disease.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State College
Underdahl, Norman R., "Diseases of Baby Pigs" (1965). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1965. 8.