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Antimicrobial susceptibility of recent Australian isolates of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae

Harland, B., Phillips, N. and Hampson, D.J. (2007) Antimicrobial susceptibility of recent Australian isolates of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. In: Manipulating Pig Production XI. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 25 - 28 October, Brisbane, Australia p. 78.

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Swine dysentery (SD) is an important disease in Australia, causing considerable economic loss through reduced growth rates in grower/ finisher pigs and control costs. Swine dysentery is characterized by mucohaemorrhagic colitis, resulting from infection with the anaerobic intestinal spirochaete Brachyspira hyodysenteriae. The diseases can be controlled, but worldwide there is concern about reduced susceptibility of many strains to the commonly available antimicrobials. Furthermore, antimicrobials are being withdrawn due to fears of transmission of resistance to human pathogenic microorganisms, or the presence of potentially toxic residues. The aim of this study was to examine the susceptibility of recent Australian B. hyodysenteriae isolates to commonly available antimicrobial agents.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © 2007 Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc)
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