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Title: High prevalence of F4(+) and F18(+) Escherichia coli in Cuban piggeries as determined by serological survey
Authors: de la Fe Rodriguez, Pedro Yoelvys
Coddens, Annelies
DEL FAVA, Emanuele
Maroto Martin, Luis O.
Cruz Munoz, Eduardo
Cox, Eric
Goddeeris, Bruno Maria
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: SPRINGER
Abstract: Little information is available on the prevalence of swine enteropathogens in Cuba where diarrheic diseases are responsible for 31% and 37% of the total mortality during the neonatal and postweaning periods. F4(+) and F18(+) enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and F18(+) verotoxigenic E. coli induce diarrhea and edematous disease in pigs, but their distribution has never been thoroughly studied in the Cuban swine population. Therefore, the present study estimated the prevalence of F4- and F18-specific antibodies in sera of 1,044 6-month-old gilts distributed in 34 piggeries spread over the Cuban territory. For the data analysis, which included the optical density of individual samples tested by ELISA, random-effects models and a mixture model in R (package "mixAK"; Komarek, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 53:3932-3947, 2009) were fitted. Low, moderate, and high levels of F4-specific antibodies were found in 67.6%, 26.8%, and 5.6% of the gilts, while 66.4% and 33.6% of gilts showed low and high levels of F18-specific antibodies. Hereby, we show that F4(+) and F18(+) E. coli are highly prevalent as potential enteropathogens in Cuban piggeries.
Notes: [de la Fe Rodriguez, Pedro Yoelvys; Coddens, Annelies; Cox, Eric; Goddeeris, Bruno Maria] Univ Ghent, Immunol Lab, Fac Vet Med, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium. [de la Fe Rodriguez, Pedro Yoelvys; Maroto Martin, Luis O.; Cruz Munoz, Eduardo] Univ Cent Marta Abreu de Las Villas, Fac Ciencias Agropecuarias, Santa Clara 54830, Cuba. [Del Fava, Emanuele; Abrahantes, Jose Cortinas; Shkedy, Ziv] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Stat, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Duchateau, Luc] Univ Ghent, Dept Physiol & Biometr, Fac Vet Med, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium. [Goddeeris, Bruno Maria] Katholieke Univ Leuven, Dept Biosyst, Fac Biosci Engn, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium. pedroyoelvys.delaferodriguez@ugent.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11956
DOI: 10.1007/s11250-011-9786-4
ISI #: 000290100800006
ISSN: 0049-4747
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
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