prevalence and characteristics of pasteurella multocida in commercial turkeys.the oropharyngeal regions of 680 meat turkeys and 55 breeder turkeys from nine outbreak farms, three history-outbreak farms, and 19 nonoutbreak farms in ohio, indiana, and pennsylvania were cultured to determine the prevalence of pasteurella multocida in turkeys. pasteurella multocida was recovered from 32 out of 105 turkeys belonging to outbreak farms. pasteurella multocida was not recovered from either history-outbreak or nonoutbreak farms. characterization via capsular and somatic serotyping, ...200111332480
Epidemiology of Mycoplasma bovis in Pennsylvania veal calves.The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence and incidence of Mycoplasma bovis, a common cause of pneumonia, in veal calves. Using simple random sampling, 252 calves from 4 veal herds located in central Pennsylvania were selected and longitudinally followed for monthly collection of nasal swabs. Bronchial swabs and lung lesions were collected at the slaughterhouse. Nasal, bronchial, and lung lesion swabs were cultured for bacterial respiratory pathogens. Ninety lung lesions were ide ...201222192204
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