Associations between intestinal lesions and detection of Clostridium perfringens type A or beta-2 toxin in neonatal piglets with diarrhoea

Hanne Kongsted, Beata Renata Jonach, Branko Kokotovic, J. P. Nielsen

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    Abstract

    Objective: To evaluate associations between gross and histopathological lesions and the
    presence of Clostridium perfringens type A (CpA) and beta-2 toxin in piglets from 4 herds
    with outbreaks of diarrhoea.

    Methods: Pathological examinations on 51 diarrhoeic piglets aged 3-7 days were carried out.
    CpA was cultured and typed by PCR. A Clostridium perfringens spp targeted probe was used for
    flourescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and detection of beta-2 toxin in intestinal contents was
    performed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

    Results: Piglets without intestinal lesions had a significantly (P < 0.05) higher prevalence of CpA
    and beta-2 toxin (Table 1).
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2013
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2013) - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 15 Feb 201318 Feb 2013
    http://imed.isid.org/index.shtml

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2013)
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period15/02/201318/02/2013
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    Kongsted, H., Jonach, B. R., Kokotovic, B., & Nielsen, J. P. (2013). Associations between intestinal lesions and detection of Clostridium perfringens type A or beta-2 toxin in neonatal piglets with diarrhoea. Poster session presented at International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2013), Vienna, Austria.