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Relationship of porcine cytomegalovirus and B bronchiseptica to atrophic rhinitis in gnotobiotic piglets
  1. N Edington,
  2. IM Smith,
  3. W Plowright and
  4. RG Watt


Both porcine cytomegalovirus (PCMV) and Bordetella bronchiseptica produced rhinitis and pneumonia when inoculated intranasally into young gnotobiotic pigs. With PCMV the nasal lesions were confirmed to the lamina propria, while Bordetella produced atrophy of the turbinate bones and hyperplasia and degeneration of the nasal epithelium. Some exacerbation of the lesions was observed in the nasal mucosa of pigs given both agents, but the degree of bone atrophy was not increased.

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