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A new approach for pleurisy detection

Early detection of pleurisy can help achieve better results in pig production. But how does one obtain information on this infection, caused by the Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae bacteria? A group of Italian researchers developed a method for quantifying lesions in pleura, called the Slaughterhouse Pleurisy Evaluation System (SPES).

Keywords: Intervet, Italy, SPES, pleurisy, pleura, respiratory infection

Source: Pig Progress magazine. Issue 23.4
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Pig Progress, volume 23, no.6 2007

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