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Publication type: Diploma Thesis

Year: 2013

Author(s): Grahofer, Alexander

Title: Korrelation von bakteriologischen und chemisch-analytischen Befunden zwischen Endometritiden und Zystitiden bei Zuchtsauen.

Other title: Correlation of bacteriological and chemic-analytical results between endometritis and cystitis in sows

Source: Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 85.


Sipos Wolfgang

Weissenböck Herbert

Vetmed Research Units:
University Clinic for Swine

Graduation date: 22.07.13

Reduced fertility of sows causes economic loss to the piglet producers and also plays a major role in sow mortality. Major aim of this study was to analyze the bacteriological aetiology of endometritides and cystitides in sows. 39 sows from 7 farms in Lower Austria were sampled. Midstream urine was examined macroscopically and physically-chemically. Another urine sample was taken under sterile conditions directly out of the urinary bladder after slaughter. Furthermore a swab was taken from the bladder and the uterus. A bacterial investigation of all four matrices was done by LABOVET, GmbH laboratory for veterinary diagnostics and hygiene in Vienna. Statistical analysis was done by means of Chi-square test with Yates` correction. The most frequently detected bacteria of all analysed samples were Escherichia coli in 64.1 %, α-hemolytic streptococci in 34.6 % and Staphylococcus hyicus in 21.8 %. To lesser extents, Enterococcus spp., Corynebacterium spp., β-hemolytic streptococci, Staphylococcus spp., coagulase-negative staphylococci, Enterobacter agglomerans, Staphylococcus aureus could be found. To achieve most reliable bacteriological results, sterile urine as well as bladder swabs should be analysed.

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