Frane Božić

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Colidiarrhea and colienterotoxemia caused by F4(+) and/or F18(+) enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) strains are the most prevalent infections of suckling and weaned pigs. Here we tested the immunogenicity and protective effectiveness of attenuated F18ac(+) non-ETEC vaccine candidate strain against challenge infection with F4ac(+) ETEC strain by quantitative(More)
Samples of skeletal muscles, liver and kidneys of young wild boars from Moslavina and Slavonia were analysed for cadmium content. Organ samples were taken from wild boars (up to 1 year old) in the 2007/2008 hunting season from the hunting grounds: Črnovščak (n = 8) and Spačva (n = 9). The highest value of cadmium measured in muscles was 0.0029 μg/g(More)
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) infection is the most common type of porcine postweaning colibacillosis (PWC). Among fimbriae of porcine ETEC strains the best studied family of fimbriae are the members of F4 adhesins, existing in at least three variants: ab, ac, ad. Active immunization against porcine PWC is difficult due to: i) ETEC strains are(More)
Immunoprophylaxis of porcine postweaning colibacillosis (PWC) caused by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) expressing F4 fimbriae is an unsolved problem. Just as ETEC strains can exploit intestinal microfold (M) cells as the entry portal for infection, their high transcytotic ability make them an attractive target for mucosally delivered vaccines,(More)
VALPOTIĆ: Effect of levamisole on the number of intestinal goblet cells in weaned pigs experimentally vaccinated against colibacillosis. ABSTRACT Postweaning colibacillosis (PWC) is an etiologically complex disease commonly induced by porcine F4ac + enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) for which no effective vaccine is available. The objective of this(More)
Monitoring of the faecal glucocorticoid metabolites (fGCM) of various wildlife species has become an important non-invasive tool for wildlife managers that enables them to understand the infl uences of the season, sex, age and physiological status on the animal's organism and to discover potential stressors in order to adjust management practices and thus(More)
of levamisole for experimental F18ac + Escherichia coli oral vaccine against porcine post-weaning colibacillosis. ABSTRACT It has been suggested that the Escherichia coli strain expressing F18 fi mbriae possesses lower capability of stimulation of immune responses in weaned pigs than the F4 + E. coli strain. In order to overcome this problem, we used(More)
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