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The isolation of Streptococcus suistypes 1 and 2 from pigs in New Zealand

Robertson, I.D. (1985) The isolation of Streptococcus suistypes 1 and 2 from pigs in New Zealand. New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 33 (9). p. 148.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00480169.1985.35201
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Abstract

Extract Madam:– I wish to advise of the recent isolation of Streptococcus suis 1 and 2 from pigs in New Zealand. Type 1 was isolated from brain and joint swabs from a three-week-old piglet. The piglet had meningitis, was laterally recumbent, paddling and had arthritis with grossly swollen joints. Type 2 was isolated from tonsils collected from apparently normal bacon pigs slaughtered at a meat works. Isolates were confirmed as either Streptococcus suis type 1 or 2 on the basis of biochemical characteristics(4)and Lancefield precipitin tests using Sand R antisera as originally used by De Moor.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: New Zealand Veterinary Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30664
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