Lawsonia intracellularis proliferative enteropathy in a filly

Wuersch, K; Huessy, D; Koch, C.; Oevermann, A (2006). Lawsonia intracellularis proliferative enteropathy in a filly. Journal of veterinary medicine. Series A - physiology, pathology, clinical medicine, 53(1), pp. 17-21. Berlin: Blackwell 10.1111/j.1439-0442.2006.00776.x

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Proliferative enteropathy (PE) caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis is a disease of high economic impact in swine worldwide. In most other species the disease occurs as a sporadic infection. This paper reports a PE caused by L. intracellularis in a 9-month-old Pura Raza Española filly with a history of profuse diarrhoea. Pathological lesions consisted of a severe proliferative enteritis associated with argyrophilic bacteria in the apical cytoplasm of proliferating crypt epithelium. Characteristic PCR products confirmed the presumptive diagnosis of L. intracellularis infection. To our knowledge this is the first report of PE in a horse in Europe caused by L. intracellularis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Equine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research

UniBE Contributor:

Würsch, Kuno; Hüssy, Daniela; Koch, Christoph and Oevermann, Anna

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0931-184X

Publisher:

Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:45

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 04:39

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/j.1439-0442.2006.00776.x

PubMed ID:

16411902

Web of Science ID:

000235811800004

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.18693

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18693 (FactScience: 902)

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