Toxigenic Escherichia coli isolated from pigs in Argentina.

  title={Toxigenic Escherichia coli isolated from pigs in Argentina.},
  author={Alberto Ernesto Parma and Marcelo E. Sanz and Miguel Vi{\~n}as and M E Cicuta and Jorge Blanco and Silvia B{\"o}hringer and Mar{\'i}a Marta Vena and W R Roib{\'o}n and M. Carmen Ben{\'i}tez and M Victoria Blanco},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={72 3-4},
The presence of porcine toxigenic E. coli (ETEC, VTEC) in 28 piggeries (5% of total) of the central and northeast region of Argentina was studied for a better understanding of the epidemiology of porcine strains. Samples were taken by rectal swabs from healthy piglets and from those with diarrhoea, in addition to their dams. Between 5-10 colonies were isolated from each one of 223 animals sampled from 1992 to 1997. By using specific primers each strain was screened by PCR for VT1, VT2all, VT2e… CONTINUE READING


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