Detection of Clostridium perfringens type C in pig herds following disease outbreak and subsequent vaccination

Schäfer, K.; Wyder, M.; Gobeli, S.; Candi, A.; Doherr, M.G.; Zehnder, B; Zimmermann, W.; Posthaus, H. (2012). Detection of Clostridium perfringens type C in pig herds following disease outbreak and subsequent vaccination. Veterinary record, 171(20), p. 503. British Veterinary Association 10.1136/vr.101052

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Immunisation of sows using Clostridium perfringens type C toxoid vaccines is recommended to prevent necrotising enteritis (NE) on pig breeding farms. Absence of disease, however, oftentimes leads to the false assumption of pathogens being eradicated. The prevalence of C perfringens type C was determined by PCR in faecal samples of piglets and sows in three Swiss pig breeding farms two to four years after implementation of a vaccination programme following disease outbreaks. C perfringens type C could still be detected several years after an outbreak despite absence of NE. In-herd prevalence of the pathogens varied significantly between the farms and was also lower compared with a farm which experienced a recent outbreak. In conclusion, C perfringens type C can be detected on once-affected farms, even in the absence of NE for several years.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Host-Pathogen Interaction
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Swine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Animal Pathology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology

UniBE Contributor:

Schäfer, Kathrin; Wyder, Marianne; Gobeli, Stefanie; Candi, Muhammet Ahmet; Doherr, Marcus; Zimmermann, Werner and Posthaus, Horst

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0042-4900

Publisher:

British Veterinary Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Susanne Portner

Date Deposited:

24 Mar 2014 11:37

Last Modified:

26 Feb 2015 08:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1136/vr.101052

PubMed ID:

23100304

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43822

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