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Piglets Are a Source of Pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica on Fattening-Pig Farms
- Virtanen, Sonja, Salonen, Laura, Laukkanen-Ninios, Riikka, Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Maria, Korkeala, Hannu
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2012 v.78 no.8 pp. 3000-3003
- Yersinia enterocolitica, breeding, farms, feces, finishing, mixing, pathogens, piglets
- To study the origin and spread of Yersinia enterocolitica among pigs, fecal and blood samples were repeatedly taken on a fattening farm. A few piglets were found to be already infected on breeding farms. After the piglets were mixed, the infection spread through the whole unit. Eventually, all the pigs excreted the pathogen.