Timothy Blackwell Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs

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Porcine pleuropneumonia (PPP) caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (App)

Publish Date: September 1, 2021

Porcine pleuropneumonia (PPP) is an infectious respiratory disease of swine caused by the bacteria Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP). The disease occurs throughout the world and results in significant economic losses due to mortality, growth retardation, veterinary costs and slaughter condemnations. It is rather well controlled in North America, but PPP remains a major concern in Latin-American, Australasian and most European countries.

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