Virulence factors and antimicrobial susceptibility of Escherichia coli isolated from calves in Turkey.

@article{Gler2008VirulenceFA,
  title={Virulence factors and antimicrobial susceptibility of Escherichia coli isolated from calves in Turkey.},
  author={L G{\"u}ler and K G{\"u}nd{\"u}z and Uğur Ok},
  journal={Zoonoses and public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={249-57}
}
Escherichia coli isolates from calves were investigated by multiplex PCR assays for the presence of genes encoding K99, F41, F17-related fimbriae, heat-stabile enterotoxin a (STa), intimin (eae) and Shiga toxins (stx1 and stx2). A total of 120 E. coli isolates, 75 isolated from diarrhoeic or septicemic calves and 45 from clinically healthy calves aged between 1 day and 2 months were tested. Each isolate was obtained from different calves in different herds. Among the isolates from diseased… CONTINUE READING