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Melioidosis in an intensive piggery [soil contamination of drinking water].

Thomas, A.D. and Norton, J.H. and Forbes-Faulkner, J.C. and Woodland, G. (1981) Melioidosis in an intensive piggery [soil contamination of drinking water]. Australian Veterinary Journal, 57 (3). pp. 144-145.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-0813.1981.tb00492...

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Abstract

Early in 1977, 25 of 1057 (2.36%) porker pig carcasses from one piggery were condemned for melioidosis. This was associated with contamination of the water supply with clay particles. No Pseudomonas pseudomallei was isolated. The number of condemnations for melioidosis rose from 0.2% and 0% in 1977-1978 and 1978-1979 to 0.96% in 1979-1980. P. pseudomallei was isolated from soil samples collected from close to the water supply.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Biosecurity Queensland
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission from the © Australian Veterinary Journal. Access to published version may be available via Publisher’s website.
Keywords:Bacterial diseases; Meat inspection; Drinking water; Swine diseases; Melioidosis.
Subjects:Animal culture > Swine
Veterinary medicine > Diseases of special classes of animals
Deposited On:26 Feb 2004
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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