Experimental gastroenteritis in newly-hatched chicks infected with Campylobacter jejuni.

@article{Welkos1984ExperimentalGI,
  title={Experimental gastroenteritis in newly-hatched chicks infected with Campylobacter jejuni.},
  author={Susan L. Welkos},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={233-48}
}
The susceptibility of chicks to enteritis caused by Campylobacter jejuni was studied. Three-day-old chicks did not develop enteritis after oral infection but chicks infected within 12 h of hatching developed gastroenteritis. The incubation period correlated with the inoculum size. Initially, infected chicks developed blood- and mucus-containing stools, although watery diarrhoea often occurred late in the course of the disease. Recurrences of the enteric manifestations were common but only two… CONTINUE READING