Survival of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae outside the pig.

  title={Survival of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae outside the pig.},
  author={Pornchalit Assavacheep and Andrew N. Rycroft},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  volume={94 1},
Transmission of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is primarily thought to be via direct transfer of mucus from pig to pig. For transfer between farms, the organism may need to persist in the wet or dried state to be carried on an inanimate surface. The survival of A. pleuropneumoniae was investigated under controlled laboratory conditions. In aqueous suspension, survival was improved by the presence of NaCl and mucin; it was prolonged at lower temperature. In dry state, it survived best on a… CONTINUE READING