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Risk factors associated with the occurrence of swine dysentery in Western Australia: results of a postal survey

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1997, 35(2):412. J. Clin. Microbiol. Hampson A J McLaren, D J Trott, D E Swayne, S L Oxberry and D J three distinct genetic groups. allocation of known pathogenic isolates to intestinal spirochetes colonizing chickens and Genetic and phenotypic characterization of Updated information and services can be found at: These include: CONTENT ALERTS more»cite this article), Receive: RSS Feeds, eTOCs, free email alerts (when new articles about commercial reprint orders: subscribe to to another ASM Journal go to: o n M arch 3, 2014 by guest D ow nloaded from o n M arch 3, 2014 by guest D ow nloaded from JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 0095-1137/97/$04.0010 Feb. 1997, p. 412–417 Vol. 35, No. 2 Copyright q 1997, American Society for Microbiology Genetic and Phenotypic Characterization of Intestinal Spirochetes Colonizing Chickens and Allocation of Known Pathogenic Isolates to Three Distinct Genetic Groups ANDREW J. MCLAREN,1 DARREN J. TROTT,1 DAVID E. SWAYNE,2 SOPHY L. OXBERRY,1 AND DAVID J. HAMPSON1* School of Veterinary Studies, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia,1 and Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Athens, Georgia 306052 Received 6 May 1996/Returned for modification 30 September 1996/Accepted 1 November 1996 Infection with intestinal spirochetes has recently been recognized as a cause of lost production in the poultry industry. Little is known about these organisms, so a collection of 56 isolates originating from chickens in commercial flocks in Australia, the United States, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom was examined. Strength of b-hemolysis on blood agar, indole production, API ZYM enzyme profiles, and cellular morphology were determined

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