Charles Surprenant

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The aim of this study was to describe the transmission and the kinetics of the infection caused by Streptococcus suis serotype 5 in a multisite farrow-to-finish pig herd. Most sows carried S. suis serotype 5 in their vaginal tract, but not in their nasal cavities, as demonstrated by immunomagnetic separation (IMS) technique. Their offspring became infected(More)
Streptococcus suis is a major swine pathogen and important zoonotic agent causing mainly septicemia and meningitis. However, the mechanisms involved in host innate and adaptive immune responses toward S. suis as well as the mechanisms used by S. suis to subvert these responses are unknown. Here, and for the first time, the ability of S. suis to interact(More)
Feed characteristics may influence the bacterial community composition and metabolic activities in the pig gastrointestinal tract, known to be associated with positive effects on the gut. Use of mash feed is associated with reduced excretion, but little is known of its effect on the population or of the mechanism of action. Our objectives were to assess the(More)
An in vitro porcine bone marrow-derived dendritic cell (DC) culture was developed as a model for evaluating immune polarization induced by adjuvants when administered with immunogens that may become vaccine candidates if appropriately formulated. The swine pathogen Streptococcus suis was chosen as a prototype to evaluate proposed S. suis vaccine candidates(More)
Toxoplasma gondii has frequently been named as one of the most important foodborne pathogens, in terms<lb>of its impact on human health. EFSA advised to include serological testing of pigs on T. gondii infections and<lb>audits of pig farms on risk factors for T. gondii infection (EFSA, 2011). In order to generate knowledge about the<lb>epidemiology and(More)
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