Presentation Title

Bordetella bronchiseptica in Animals of Southern Ohio

University

Shawnee State University

Major

Biology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Presentation Types

Oral Group Presentation

Keywords:

Bacteria, Microbiology, Dogs, Rodents

Description

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a gram-negative rod that is the causative organism of many respiratory infections in animals. These infections include kennel cough in dogs, rhinitis and conjunctivitis in cats, snuffles in rabbits and atrophic rhinitis in pigs. While the diseases are well understood, the reservoirs of B. bronchiseptica in southern Ohio are not definitively known. The purpose of this research is to find animal(s) that can be considered reservoirs for B. bronchiseptica. Blood samples and tracheal swabs were taken from a variety of animals and analyzed using ELISA and PCR testing, respectively.

Faculty Sponsor Name

Eugene Burns

Faculty Sponsor Title

Professor of Biology

Faculty Sponsor Academic Department

Natural Sciences

Location

LIB 204

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Bordetella bronchiseptica in Animals of Southern Ohio

LIB 204

Bordetella bronchiseptica is a gram-negative rod that is the causative organism of many respiratory infections in animals. These infections include kennel cough in dogs, rhinitis and conjunctivitis in cats, snuffles in rabbits and atrophic rhinitis in pigs. While the diseases are well understood, the reservoirs of B. bronchiseptica in southern Ohio are not definitively known. The purpose of this research is to find animal(s) that can be considered reservoirs for B. bronchiseptica. Blood samples and tracheal swabs were taken from a variety of animals and analyzed using ELISA and PCR testing, respectively.