Reduce the Impact of Two Costly Enteric Diseases

Proven control and treatment of Swine Dysentery

Despite near eradication in the 1990s, Swine Dysentery (SD) has reemerged as an enteric disease capable of causing major biological and economic impact to swine herds. 1 Highly contagious, SD is difficult to control once present, and immunity is slow to build in infected pigs.2 Correct diagnosis of SD is key, and implementing effective treatment, control and elimination programs helps your pigs become Full Value Pigs TM.

Economic impact varies based on the severity and prevalence of the disease within an operation.  The combination of treatment costs and death loss can cost producers thousands of dollars a year. A significant portion of that loss also comes from low average daily gain. It is estimated a producer loses between $11 and $17 for every infected animal.3

Denagard premix controls SD associated with Brachyspira hyodsenteriae  at 35 g/ton, and treats SD associated with Brachyspira hyodsenteriae at 200 g/ton fed for 14 days.  

Utilize Denagard LC in drinking water at 3.5 mg/lb for five days for treatment of SD associated with Brachyspira hyodsenteriae.

Effective control of ileitis

Along with its proven treatment of SD, Denagard premix also effectively controls ileitis. Ileitis, which is the number one enteric disease in the U.S., impairs cells associated with Lawsonia intracellularis from developing properly, which can reduce the pig's ability to absorb nutrients.4 Controlling ileitis means nutrients can go towards growth, instead of fighting disease.

Denagard premix controls ileitis associated with Lawsonia intracellularis when fed at 35 g/ton for not less than 10 days.


  1. Duhamel, G. 2008. “Swine dysentery, a re-emerging disease in the US.” Proc. Am. Assoc. Swine Vet. 499-501.
  2. McOrist, S. and Gebhart, C. 1999. “Porcine proliferative enteropathies.” Diseases of Swine 8th ed. Iowa State University Press. 521-534.
  3. 2011. “The Costly Re-emergence of Swine Dysentery.” Headlines. Iowa Pork Producers Association. 10.2: 1-4.
  4. Paradis, M. et al. 2005. “Subclinical ileitis produced by sequential dilutions of Lawsonia intracellularis in a mucosal homogenate challenge model.” Proc. AASV: 189-192.




Denagard & Full Value Pigs

Denagard is a key component of Full Value Pigs, a strategy for producing pigs that focuses on providing value in four key areas: health, feed, output and access. Elanco provides consulting, analytics, diagnostics and products to help customers achieve success in these key areas.