Validation of a commercial enzyme immunoassay for detection of Clostridium difficile toxins in feces of horses with acute diarrhea.

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BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a recognized cause of colitis in the horse. Identification of its toxins is important for management of individual cases and for prevention of transmission and zoonosis. In humans, CDI diagnosis is performed with enzyme immunoassays, none of which have been validated for horses. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES (1… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2010.00506.x

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