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Can J Vet Res. Jan 1990; 54(1): 174–177.
PMCID: PMC1255624

Prevalence of Streptococcus suis in four to eight week old clinically healthy piglets.

Abstract

The study was undertaken to determine the prevalence, in the nasal cavities, of Streptococcus suis in four to eight week old clinically healthy piglets. Streptococci biochemically compatible with S. suis were isolated from 94% of piglets and 98% of farms. Of the 782 isolates submitted to serotyping, only 164 (21%) were included in the nine official serotypes. These 164 typable isolates originated from 121 (31%) of the 388 piglets and from 36 (73%) of the 49 farms included in the study. The most frequent serotypes found in piglets were, in decreasing order, 3, 4, 8 and 2. Serotype 1 was not detected in this survey. As many as 32% of piglets were found positive for two different serotypes and three different serotypes were found in 1%.

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