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Can J Vet Res. Jul 1988; 52(3): 319–324.
PMCID: PMC1255456

Analysis of Haemophilus parasuis isolates from southern Ontario swine by restriction endonuclease fingerprinting.


To study the occurrence and distribution of various strains of Haemophilus parasuis in southern Ontario swine, organisms isolated from healthy swine, from specific pathogen-free and conventional herds, and from disease cases were examined using restriction endonuclease fingerprinting analysis. In most herds, several strains of H. parasuis could be detected although one or two strains usually predominated. Individual animals were colonized by a single or limited number of strains. In several cases, the same strains were isolated from more than one specific pathogen-free herd. Conventional herds carried a more heterogeneous population of H. parasuis. Only one strain was isolated which was common to more than one conventional herd. No strains were isolated which were common to both specific pathogen-free and conventional herds. None of the strains isolated from disease cases were found in healthy conventional or specific pathogen-free swine examined in this study.

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