Diarrhea in suckling piglets caused by Clostridium perfringens type A was diagnosed in industrial (technified) swine farms of the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo (Brazil), based on isolation and identification of bacterium by biochemical tests, detection of alpha toxin in animal bioassays, and PCR. This seems to be the first report of clostridial enterotoxaemia in piglets by C. perfringens type A in Brazil and allowed specific procedures to control the disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia|
|State||Published - Jun 2004|
- Clostridium perfringens type A
- Intradermic reaction
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