Dr. Matheus Costa wrote a couple of articles regarding this new swine pathogen for the online information platform Farmscape.
This first one summarizes what is know about the pathogen so far. You may read the article on the website or even listen to Dr. Costa’s interview.
A second article focuses on biosecurity measures that should be implemented to prevent the spread of the pathogen. Again you may read the article or listen to the interview.
Lastly, Dr. Costa published a summary of the cases so far, shared on this blog a few months back and still available if you would like to read it again.
This week, Dr. Matheus Costa from the University of Minnesota in collaboration with Dr. Brad Lage from Maple Leaf Agri-Farms share a case of sudden death due to Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus.
Continue reading “Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus associated with sudden death of swine in North America”
- Historically described as a commensal of the swine upper-respiratory tract, Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus was only reported previously in Asia as an important swine pathogen.
- Here we report the isolation and whole genome characterization of Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus associated with a sudden death outbreak in pigs in North America.