Severe outbreak of adventitious sternal bursitis in a pig herd in Central Italy
Giuseppe Marruchella, DVM; Francesco Mosca, DVM; Andrea Di Provvido, DVM; Giorgio Salvadori, DVM; Pietro G. Tiscar, PhD; Giorgio Vignola, PhD
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This case report describes the main features of an outbreak of adventitious sternal bursitis that severely affected a pig herd in Central Italy between April and May 2016. All cases involved pigs aged 4 to 5 months, originating from the same farm and sharing the same genetic background. Concurrent infections with beta-hemolytic streptococci were observed. The intrinsic and extrinsic causative factors, as well as the significance of this disease in pigs, are herein reviewed and discussed.
Keywords: adventitious bursitis, beta-hemolytic streptococci
Cite as: Marruchella G, Mosca F, Di Provvido A, et al. Severe outbreak of adventitious sternal bursitis in a pig herd in Central Italy. J Swine Health Prod 2017;25(5):256-260.
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