Evaluation of pig pneumonia at slaughter using polymerase chain reaction and histopathology in Argentina
Javier A. Cappuccio, DVM, PhD; Marina Dibarbora, DVM, PhD; Fernando A. Bessone, DVM, MSc; Valeria S. Olivera; Inés Lozada, DVM; Fabrisio E. Alustiza, DVM, PhD; Alejandra Quiroga, DVM, PhD; Estefanía M. Pérez, DVM, PhD; Gustavo C. Zielinski, DVM, PhD; Carlos J. Perfumo, DVM, PhD; Ariel J. Pereda, DVM, PhD; Daniel R. Pérez, PhD
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Histopathology and polymerase chain reaction were conducted on 81 lungs collected at slaughter from 13 swine farms free of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and pseudorabies virus infection. Pasteurella multocida and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae were the most common pathogens detected. Suppurative and catarrhal bronchopneumonia was present in 59 (72.8%) cases.
Keywords: bronchopneumonia, slaughter, Argentina, porcine respiratory disease complex, PRDC
Cite as: Cappuccio JA, Dibarbora M, Bessone FA, et al. Evaluation of pig pneumonia at slaughter using polymerase chain reaction and histopathology in Argentina. J Swine Health Prod 2018;26(6):304-308.
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