Endemic Disease Definitions, Issues and Symptoms – Episode 29

19-minute listen

The Squeal 0029 – Endemic Disease, Part 1: Definitions, Issues, And Symptoms The Squeal

In its simplest definition, an endemic agent is a pathogen or a disease that is always present within a population. The specific agents vary from farm to farm and between geographies.

In this episode, Dr. Bailey Arruda, diagnostic pathologist and assistant professor at the Iowa State University Diagnostic Laboratory; Dr. Jess Waddell, PIC Health Assurance veterinarian, and Dr. Maria Clavijo, PIC Health Assurance veterinarian and Iowa State University Diagnostic Laboratory research assistant professor, explore the types of disease that endemic agents cause, the challenges they bring and the symptoms to look for when dealing with these challenges.