Improving rate of success in isolating Haemophilus parasuis from clinical samples
Simone Oliveira, DVM, MS, PhD
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Isolation of Haemophilus parasuis from clinical samples is still a challenge for many veterinarians. Although this organism may be detected in clinical samples by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), isolation is necessary for further characterization of isolates by serotyping and genotyping. Factors that may influence H parasuis isolation include selection of animals for sampling and handling of samples prior to submission to a diagnostic laboratory. This article will describe in detail some important measures that may improve the chances of isolating H parasuis from clinical samples.
Keywords: diagnosis, Haemophilus parasuis, polymerase chain reaction, PCR, isolation
Cite as: Oliveira S. Improving rate of success in isolating Haemophilus parasuis from clinical samples. J Swine Health Prod 2004;12(6):308-309.
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