Diarrhea induced by Treponema hyodysenteriae: a young chick cecal model for swine dysentery.

@article{Sueyoshi1990DiarrheaIB,
  title={Diarrhea induced by Treponema hyodysenteriae: a young chick cecal model for swine dysentery.},
  author={Masuo Sueyoshi and Yoshikazu Adachi},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1990},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={3348-62}
}
The experimental infection of 25 young chicks with Treponema hyodysenteriae was carried out. Treponemes were isolated from 21 of 25 chicks on day 21 after inoculation. The ceca of chicks infected with treponemes were atrophied. The lumen was filled with a white watery fluid instead of digested feed. In some infected chicks, a cecal core was observed with the fluid in the cecum. The cecal core was grayish, hard, and rod shaped. It consisted of eroded cells and debris of treponemes and resembled… CONTINUE READING

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