Type

Journal Article

Authors

Thomas R Rogers
Áine O'Doherty
Shane McGettrick
Micheál Mac Aogáin
Geraldine Moloney
Martin Hill
Máire C McElroy

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
irish disease veterinary clostridium difficile pathology commercial history pig

Typhlocolitis associated with Clostridium difficile ribotypes 078 and 110 in neonatal piglets from a commercial Irish pig herd. (2015)

Abstract Clostridium difficile is a recognised cause of typhlocolitis and diarrhoea in neonatal pigs but has never been confirmed in association with pathology and disease in Irish pigs. Four neonatal piglets, with a history of diarrhoea were referred to the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Backweston for necropsy. They were from a fully integrated, commercial pig farm with approximately 1000 sows. Three piglets had acute, superficial, erosive and suppurative typhlocolitis and the other had mild suppurative mesocolitis. Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) toxins A/B were detected using ELISA in the colonic contents from each piglet. C. difficile isolates from two of the piglets were PCR-ribotyped as 078 and an isolate from a third pig was ribotyped as 110. This is the first report confirming C. difficile in association with typhlocolitis in Irish pigs.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Thomas R Rogers, Áine O'Doherty, Shane McGettrick, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Geraldine Moloney, Martin Hill, Máire C McElroy

Experts in our system

1
Thomas R Rogers
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 52
 
2
Micheál Mac Aogáin
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 21
 
3
Geraldine Moloney
Trinity College Dublin
 
4
Máire C McElroy
Teagasc
Total Publications: 28