It is essential to study its pathogenic mechanisms, with molecular biology techniques
Escherichia coli is an enteric bacterium that is part of the microbiota of the digestive tract, collaborating in maintaining the health of the pig, although on the other hand we also know that it is one of those responsible for Porcine Enteric Syndrome.
Today it is essential to study its pathogenic mechanisms , using molecular biology techniques that show the presence of genes that encode its virulence factors. In this way we can identify the relevant strains due to their virulence and differentiate them from the usual strains of the porcine intestinal flora.
CONVET enhances the diagnosis of enteric processes, through a Multiplex PCR in which we analyze the virulence factors of Escherichia coli involved in the lactation, weaning and fattening phases, providing essential information on pathogenic strains involved in the enteric process.
Fimbriae: F4 F5 F6 F18 F41
Toxins: STa STb LTI EAST1 Stx1 Stx2 Stx2e
For a differential assessment of Neonatal Enteritis , CONVET offers other complementary diagnostic services:
- Viral; TGE, PEDV, Rotavirus A and Rotavirus C.
- Bacterial; Clostridium Perfringens type A and type C, Clostridium Difficile, etc.
- Parasitic; Coccidia, Cryptosporidia, etc.