Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 1984;24(1):99-104.
An Outbreak of Porcine Pleuropneumonia in Korea
Hyun-beom Lee, Keun-woo Lee, Hoo-yeol Park, Oh-deog Kwon
Department of Veterinary medicine, College of Agriculture, Gyeongbuk National University
돼지 흉막폐렴(胸膜肺炎)의 발생(發生)
이현범, 이근우, 박후열, 권오덕
경북대학교 농과대학 수의학과
Authors observed an outbreak of porcine pleuropneumonia at a piggery in Gyeongbug, Korea, which were diagnosed on the ground of clinical and pathological findings with the following results. 1. One hundred and forty weanlings out of 200 ones died suddenly without noticiable signs during the period of 15 days. All of the dead pigs showed formy, blood-tinged discharge from the nose and mouth. 2. Main clinical findings observed from 60 alive pigs from group consisted of fever, cyanosis severe degree of dyspnea and pleuritic friction rub. 3. On hematological observation for typical 5 cases leukocytes showed marked degenerative left shift with leukopenia (10500-13070/cmm), neutropenia (7-13%) and increase in the number of band neutrophils (6-27%). 4. The most prominent and constant pathological changes observed at necropsy for dead or alive pigs consisted of fibrinous pleurisy with partial adhesion, overlying of the pulmonary surface with fibrinous menbrane and necrotic pneumonic lesions with marked edema and congestion of lung parenchyma. 5. From these results the outbreak was considered to be typical porcine pleuropneumonia, although no bacteriological isolation was attempted.

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