Archivos de medicina veterinaria
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ZAMORA, J.; REINHARDT, G.; POLETTE, M. and MACIAS, P.. Diagnosis of porcine colibacilar diarrhoea using immunochemical stains. Arch. med. vet. [online]. 1999, vol.31, n.1, pp. 135-139. ISSN 0301-732X. doi: 10.4067/S0301-732X1999000100016.
Ninety-three diarrheic fecal samples were obtained from under 20 days-old suckling pigs, and examined by indirect immunofluorescence (IFI) and immunoperoxidase (IPO) using pooled antibodies against F4, F5, F6 and F41 fimbrias from E. coli. A total of 26 (27,9%) samples were found positives; of these, 12 (12,9%) were positive by IFI, 8 (8, 6 %) by IPO and 6 (6,5%) by both techniquess. The methods employed are easy to carry out with the advantage of a quick and specific diagnosis
Keywords : Piglets; Neonatal diarrhea; Immunoflurescence; Immunoperoxidase.