Article published the August 26, 2019
The ban on growth promoters in feed of swine has led to an increase in infections with enteropathogens and as a result in increased use of antibiotics to treat these infections with increase in antibiotic resistance as a consequence. In the search for alternatives, ZnO was found to control the clinical signs of these infections, but its effect on antibiotic resistance and the environment has led t ...
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Article published the December 6, 2017
IntroductionEnterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) are a diverse group of pathogens that are characterized by the ability to colonize the small intestine while producing enterotoxins, which induce severe secretory diarrhea [1,2]. ETEC strains are recognized as one of the major causes of dehydrating diarrhea in children in developing countries and as an important causative agent of traveler’ ...
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Article published the December 16, 2011
Escherichia coli (E. coli) are an important cause of disease in new-born and recently weaned piglets. In new-born piglets, severe watery diarrhoea can be caused by enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) producing F4 (K88), F5 (K99), F41 and or F6 (P987) fimbriae. Colibacillosis in weaned piglets is the result of infection with F4+ or F18+ ETEC or F18+ verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC). Besides fimbriae, ETEC p ...
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