The pulmonary clearance of Pasteurella haemolytica ...
|Title||The pulmonary clearance of Pasteurella haemolytica in calves infected with bovine virus diarrhea or Mycoplasma bovis|
|Author(s)||Alfonso Lopez, M. G. Maxie, M. Savan, H. L. Ruhnke, R. G. Thomson, D. A. Barnum, H. D. Geissinger|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine|
|Abstract||Based on current literature which commonly associates bovine virus diarrhea virus and M. bovis with pneumonic pasteurellosis, an investigation was conducted into the effect of these 2 pathogens on the capacity of bovine lung to clear inhaled P. haemolytica. There was no significant effect (P > 0.05) of either bovine virus diarrhea virus or M. bovis on the mean clearance rate of P. haemolytica, nor did the time interval of 3, 5 or 7 days between the 1st inoculation and exposure to P. haemolytica adversely affect the lung clearance rates. However, it was found that the left lungs had a higher bacterial retention (P < 0.05) than the right lungs.|
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