Frecuencia de infección con actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae en granjas porcinas tecnificadas de la Costa Peruana

Translated title of the contribution: Frequency of actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae infection in commercial pig farms of the Peruvian Coast

A. Lorena Mori, E. Sonia Calle, J. Chris Pinto, A. Marlon Torres, P. Néstor Falcón, Siever Miguel Morales Cauti

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of antibodies against the ApxIV toxin of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, causal agent of porcine pleuropneumonia in 10 commercial pig farms of Arequipa, Lima, Ica and La Libertad departments. Blood samples were collected from animals in the growing and finishing stages (30 per farm) and analyzed by the indirect ELISA test using a commercial kit. The results showed that 23.7% (71/300) of the animals presented antibodies against the ApxIV toxin, and the highest frequency was found in the farm located in Ica (60%). The presence of antibodies against the ApxIV toxin indicated the presence of A. pleuropneumoniae infection in pig commercial farms in Peru.

Translated title of the contributionFrequency of actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae infection in commercial pig farms of the Peruvian Coast
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)124-129
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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