Universal Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 1(1), pp. 10 - 14
DOI: 10.13189/ujmr.2013.010102
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Poor Association of Bordetella Bronchiseptica Infection with Kennel Cough in Dogs in Northern India


Monika Bhardwaj, Bhoj Raj Singh*, Sandeep Kumar, Abhijit M Pawde
Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar-243122, Bareilly, India

ABSTRACT

In the study nasal and throat swabs were collected from 78 apparently healthy and 69 cases of kennel cough from dogs of different age, sex, breed and places and analysed for presence of Bordetella bronchiseptica through bacterial isolation and multiplex PCR (mPCR). The pathogen could be isolated from an apparently healthy Labrador bitch while with mPCR, 7 (4.76%, 4 from healthy dogs and 3 from sick dogs) samples were positive for genus specific amplicon and three (2.04%, one from healthy and two from sick Labrador bitches) were positive for B. bronchiseptica species specific amplicons. The kennel cough had no significant association (p, 0.49) with the detection of B. bronchiseptica but sex (p, 0.03) appeared to be the significant predisposing factors associated with the infection.

KEYWORDS
Kennel Cough, Bordetella Bronchiseptica, Dog, Bitch

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Monika Bhardwaj , Bhoj Raj Singh , Sandeep Kumar , Abhijit M Pawde , "Poor Association of Bordetella Bronchiseptica Infection with Kennel Cough in Dogs in Northern India," Universal Journal of Microbiology Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 10 - 14, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/ujmr.2013.010102.

(b). APA Format:
Monika Bhardwaj , Bhoj Raj Singh , Sandeep Kumar , Abhijit M Pawde (2013). Poor Association of Bordetella Bronchiseptica Infection with Kennel Cough in Dogs in Northern India. Universal Journal of Microbiology Research, 1(1), 10 - 14. DOI: 10.13189/ujmr.2013.010102.