Incidence of Bordetella bronchiseptica Infection in Youngnam Swine Herds and the Biochemical Properties of the Organisms Recovered from Pigs with Atrophic Rhinitis

영남지방 돼지의 Bordetella bronchiseptica 감염상황 및 분리균의 생화학적 특성

  • Jang, Hee-kyung (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Kim, Bong Hwan (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University)
  • Received : 1988.02.15
  • Published : 1988.04.30


The present study was conducted to investigate the Bordetella bronchiseptica infection in Youngnam swine herds during the period from August 1986 to July 1987 and some properties of the organisms isolated from these Korean swine. B. bronchiseptica was recovered from 25 of 70 (35.7%) glowing pigs of 4 to 10 weeks of age and from 12 of 13 (92.3%) herds. From 115 slaughter pigs, 58(50.4%) pigs were culture positive and the pigs from 13 of 14 (92.9%) herds were found to be infected with B. bronchiseptica. The majority of biochemical and cultural properties of B. bronchiseptica isolated from Korean swine were identical to those of the standard strain employed and some 97.6% of the isolates showed the characters of phase I organism on primary isolation.