Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/24/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Members of the newly recognized genus Arcobacter were isolated in Brazil from pigs with reproductive problems. Samples of aborted porcine fetuses, vaginal swabs, preputial swabs, uteri, and oviducts were cultured in EMJH-P80 semisolid enrichment media. After incubation (30 C for 48 h) distinctive growth was seen below the surface of the media. The species of Arcobacter were differentiated by restriction fragment length polymorphism. The majority of the isolates (n=49) were identified as A. cryaerophilus group A (29%) and group B (67%); 4% of the isolates were identified as A. butzleri. This represents the first isolation of A. butzleri in pigs in South America.