Toxigenic type D Pasteurella multocida in New South Wales pig herds--prevalence and factors associated with infection.

Ian Gardner, G. J. Eamens, M. J. Turner, C. L. Hornitzky

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Abstract

Between March and July 1987, a study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with toxigenic type D Pasteurella multocida infection in New South Wales pig herds. Toxigenic type D P. multocida was isolated from the nasal cavities of pigs in one (2%) of 50 randomly selected herds. Toxigenic isolates were also recovered from 2 (8%) of a separate group of 25 herds that had purchased pigs from a known infected piggery in South Australia (herd SA). Snout abnormalities were present in 9.4%, 3.2% and 1.8% of grower pigs in the 3 affected herds. Isolation of toxigenic P. multocida was significantly associated (p less than 0.0001) with the occurrence of clinically affected pigs in the herd. Purchase of at least 5 pigs from herd SA was associated with an elevated risk (p less than 0.05) of isolation of toxigenic P. multocida.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-321
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume66
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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