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OBJECTIVE To identify virulence genes in enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC) isolates associated with diarrhoea in neonatal, 1 to 3 week-old and weaned pigs in southeast Queensland. DESIGN Multiplex PCR and serotyping were applied to E coli isolates obtained over a 5-year period (1998-2002) from cases diagnosed at Toowoomba Veterinary Laboratory. PROCEDURE A(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based method. Enterobacterial Repetitive Intergenic Consensus-PCR (ERIC-PCR), for the fingerprinting of Haemophilus parasuis strains and to use that method to differentiate isolates from apparently related outbreaks of Glässer's disease on three pig farms. DESIGN ERIC-PCR was evaluated by comparing(More)
Biochemical profiles, restriction endonuclease analysis (REA) and ribotyping were used to investigate a total of 38 Pasteurella multocida isolates from four separate outbreaks of pasteurellosis in Australian piggeries. Six isolates were obtained from Outbreak 1, 16 from Outbreak 2 and eight each from outbreaks 3 and 4. Outbreaks 1 and 2 were cases of(More)
Sterile guarded swabs were used to sample the anterior vaginal and cervical area of 23 normal healthy sows during various stages of the reproductive cycle. The samples were collected one week before farrowing, within 24 hours of farrowing, weekly up to weaning, at mating and at 2 and 3 weeks after mating, and then plated and incubated aerobically and(More)
Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) practices vary worldwide and depend on the individual's socioeconomic status, personal preferences, local traditions and beliefs, and access to water and sanitation resources. MHM practices can be particularly unhygienic and inconvenient for girls and women in poorer settings. Little is known about whether unhygienic MHM(More)
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