Subclinical ileitis: Diagnostic and performance parameters in a multi-dose mucosal homogenate challenge model
Marie-Anne Paradis, DVM; Connie J. Gebhart, MSc, PhD; Denise Toole, BSc Agr; Gordon Vessie, Diplomate APM; Nathan L. Winkelman, DVM; Sharon A. Bauer, MSc; Jeff B. Wilson, DVM, DVSc, PhD; Carol A. McClure, DVM, MSc, PhD
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A dose titration study was conducted using a Lawsonia intracellularis mucosal homogenate model in weaned pigs. Significant negative effects on performance were observed in the absence of positive diagnostic indicators or clinical signs. The results obtained showed that subclinical infection can have a detrimental economic impact on swine herds.
Keywords: Lawsonia intracellularis, titration, cubclinical, mucosal homegenate model, weaned pigs, porcine proliferative enteropathy, PPE
Cite as: Paradis MA, Gebhart CJ, Toole D, et al. Subclinical ileitis: Diagnostic and performance parameters in a multi-dose mucosal homogenate challenge model. J Swine Health Prod 2012;20(3):137-141.
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