SEROLOGIC RESPONSE OF PIGS TO EXPERIMENTAL-INFECTION WITH YERSINIA-ENTEROCOLITICA SEROTYPE-O9 AND BRUCELLA-ABORTUS | Academic Article individual record
abstract

Groups of young pigs were inoculated with either Brucella abortus or Yersinia enterocolitica O:9 and their serum was analyzed to identify techniques by which infections with these organisms could be distinguished. Yersinia enterocolitica was capable consistently of inducing a significant anti-Brucella agglutinin response. By means of microplate agglutination, it was shown that homologous titers usually exceeded or were equal to heterologous titers. This technique was also capable of detecting Yersinia flagellar agglutinins. When a group of serum samples from healthy pigs was surveyed, it was found that none of the techniques tested were capable of unequivocally distinguishing between the 2 infections.

authors
author list (cited authors)
MITTAL, K. R., & TIZARD, I. R.
publication date
1981
keywords
  • Brucella Abortus
  • Vaccination
  • Animals
  • Swine Diseases
  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Agglutination Tests
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Swine
  • Brucellosis
  • Yersinia
  • Yersinia Infections
citation count

2