This is our Friday rubric: every week a new Science Page from the Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project. The previous editions of the science page are available on our website.
- Streptococcus suis isolates were classified into 20 different serotypes and 58 different Sequence types (ST)s.
- Serotypes 1 and 1/2 were associated with higher pathogenic frequency, while ST profiles 1 and 28 were associated with higher frequency of pathogenic isolates.
- The analysis of the association between pathotype, serotype, and ST showed that overall, STs were a better predictor of pathogenicity than serotypes.