Porcine enzootic pneumonia: relationship between microscopic lung and kidney lesions in Santa Catarina, Brazil

Authors

  • Kênia de Fátima Carrijo Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Elmiro Rosendo do Nascimento Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Rogerio Tortelly Universidade Federal Fluminense

Abstract

In this work the relationship between lung lesions of pigs with Enzootic Pneumonia and kidney lesions during sanitary inspection at slaughter was investigated. For this purpose sixty-nine Enzootic Pneumonia positive lung samples and sixty-nine negative ones as well as kidneys from the same pigs were post mortem examined. Microscopic examination revealed that 54.28% of the pigs (58/138) had both lesions, an association significant by Chi-square (P<0.05). The intensity of this association, by "Odds ratio" value of 0.2267 was also significant (0.09045-0.5683). Such result indicates that Porcine Enzootic Pneumonia positive pigs are more likely to develop nephritis. Although the relationship between lesions is uncertain, immunodepression caused by Porcine Enzootic Pneumonia is a probable cause of the concomitant renal disease.

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Published

2011-06-30

How to Cite

CARRIJO, K. de F., NASCIMENTO, E.R. do and TORTELLY, R., 2011. Porcine enzootic pneumonia: relationship between microscopic lung and kidney lesions in Santa Catarina, Brazil . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 439–443. [Accessed5 December 2022]. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/7505.

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Agricultural Sciences