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A monoclonal antibody reacting with the cell envelope of spirochaetes from intestinal spirochaetosis

Lee, B.J. and Hampson, D.J. (1994) A monoclonal antibody reacting with the cell envelope of spirochaetes from intestinal spirochaetosis. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress, 26 - 30 June, Bangkok, Thailand p. 198.

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Abstract

Intestinal spirochaetosis results from infection with weakly haemolytic spirochaetes that are distinct from both Serpulina hyodysenteriae and Serpulina innocens (1, 2, 3). These bacteria only have 4-6 axial flagellae, and, belong to a newly-recognised genetic group with the proposed name "Anguillina. coli" ( 3). Disease is mainly seen in weaner and grower pigs, which develop a sloppy mucoid diarrhoea and suffer a reduction in weight gain ( 1). Similar bacteria are associated with intestinal spirochaetosis in humans (4). The purpose of the present work was to prepare and characterise a specific monoclonal antibody that could be used to identify isolates of "A. coli" in the faeces of affected individuals.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/22010
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