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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

A R. Mercy

Keywords

Pigs, Atrophic rhinitis, Disease control, Cost analysis, Western Australia

First Page Number

57

Last Page Number

58

Abstract

Severe atrophic rhinitis in pigs recurred recently in Australia after an apparent absence of some 20 years. The first of these recent cases occurred in a Westerm Australian herd in late 1984 and since then six other local herds have reported the disease. Severe atrophic rhinitis has also been seen recently in South Australia.

Atrophic rhinitis is a complex disease which causes degeneration of the nasal cavity, twisting of the snout and sometimes occasional bleeding from the nose.

It occurs only in pigs and severely affected animals may have a slower growth rate.

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