Submitted to: Misset Pigs
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 2, 1998
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Atrophic Rhinitis (AR) is a complex upper respiratory disease of pigs that results in loss (atrophy) of turbinate bone, septal deviation, and deformation of the nasal bones. AR is an insidious disease that may not produce overt clinical illness or death but, instead, leads to reduced market value, carcass degradation or condemnation, and small body stature. Both toxigenic strains of steurella multocida and Bordetella bronchiseptica are associated with this disease. Advances in our understanding of the specific mechanisms involved in induction of disease by these bacteria may provide the opportunity for new and improved vaccines and therapies. Recent development of nucleic acid-based identification methods provide a faster, more reliable, and more sensitive approach to detection.