Prevalence of Clostridium difficile in horses

Medina-Torres, Carlos E., Weese, J. Scott and Staempfli, Henry R. (2011) Prevalence of Clostridium difficile in horses. Veterinary Microbiology, 152 1-2: 212-215. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.04.012

Author Medina-Torres, Carlos E.
Weese, J. Scott
Staempfli, Henry R.
Title Prevalence of Clostridium difficile in horses
Formatted title
Prevalence of Clostridium difficile in horses
Journal name Veterinary Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-1135
Publication date 2011-08-26
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.04.012
Volume 152
Issue 1-2
Start page 212
End page 215
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Fecal samples were collected to establish the apparent prevalence of Clostridium difficile shedding in Standardbred and Thoroughbred racehorses housed at 4 racetracks and 2 breeding facilities, and in horses admitted to a referral large animal clinic. Forty-one (7.59%) of 540 racetrack horses, seven (5.83%) of 120 breeding farm horses, and four (4.88%) out of 82 horses admitted to the referral clinic were culture-positive for C. difficile. An overall fecal culture prevalence of 7.01% for C. difficile was identified in 742 fecal samples. PCR-ribotyping and toxin gene identification was performed and seventeen 17 PCR-ribotypes were identified among the 52 C. difficile isolates.
Keyword Clostridium difficile
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Available online 22 April 2011.

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