A new approach for pleurisy detection

01-05-2007 | |

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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Progress Volume 23 No-6 2007