Prevalence of antibodies to Lawsonia intracellularis in pig herds in Australia.

  title={Prevalence of antibodies to Lawsonia intracellularis in pig herds in Australia.},
  author={Patricia K. Holyoake and David Emery and Jos{\'e} Filipe Gonsalves and M. Donahoo and Aundrea B. Collins},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  volume={88 5},
OBJECTIVE Proliferative enteropathy (PE) of pigs is caused by Lawsonia intracellularis. Clinical severity appears to depend, at least partly, on the infective dose and strain of L. intracellularis. Serological tests are able to detect subclinical disease. The Bioscreen ELISA for detecting L. intracellularis-specific antibodies is widely used to monitor the circulating antibody status of pigs in Australia, but its sensitivity and specificity have not been reported. The aim of the present study… CONTINUE READING

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