Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Isolation and characterization of Clostridium perfringens from apparently healthy animals of the Shandong province of China (2007)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Chai, T.
    Wang, L.
    Wang, H.
    Duan, H.
    Müller, W.
    Zucker, B. A.
    Deutsche tierärztliche Wochenschrift : DTW; 114(10) — S. 394–396
    ISSN: 0341-6593
    Pubmed: 17970339
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    In a pilot study the presence and frequency of Clostridium (C.) perfringens was investigated among apparently healthy farm animals in the Shandong province of China. 748 faecal samples were collected from 9 pig-, 4 sheep-, 7 cattle- and 5 rabbit farms. C. perfringens was isolated from 124 samples (16.6%). The isolates were classified into major toxin types by using PCR analysis detecting the genes encoding these toxins. All isolates were identified as C perfringens toxin type A. There are also some reports from different regions in China linking C. perfringens toxin type A strains to gastrointestinal diseases. Therefore further investigations about the epidemiologic role of C perfringens toxin type A strains in the Shandong region are necessary. Currently, cases of enterotoxemia from this region are investigated for the presence of C perfringens.