Pathogenicity of Rhodococcus equi strains possessing virulence-associated 15- to 17-kDa and 20-kDa antigens: experimental and natural cases in pigs.

@article{Madarame1998PathogenicityOR,
  title={Pathogenicity of Rhodococcus equi strains possessing virulence-associated 15- to 17-kDa and 20-kDa antigens: experimental and natural cases in pigs.},
  author={Hiroo Madarame and Rihito Yaegashi and Narumi Fukunaga and M Matsukuma and Ken-ichiro Mutoh and Nobuko Morisawa and Yukako Sasaki and Shiro Tsubaki and Yoshinori Hasegawa and Shinji Takai},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  year={1998},
  volume={119 4},
  pages={397-405}
}
The pathogenic role of Rhodococcus equi in pigs remains controversial. Small numbers of pigs were inoculated intravenously (i.v.), or intramuscularly (i.m.) around the mouth, with a virulent, an intermediately virulent, or an avirulent strain of R. equi and killed 14 days later. None showed clinical signs other than transient fever and weight loss. The virulent and intermediately virulent strains were recovered in culture from various organs and lymph nodes of pigs inoculated i.v., but only… CONTINUE READING