Zoonotic Yersinia enterocolitica in pigs: prevalence, epidemiology and risk factor for infection on herd level

01 January 2009 → 31 October 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
prevalence pigs risk factors epidemiology pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica serology
Project description

In a first the prevalence of pathogenic Y. enterocolitica in slaughter pigs will be examined. Moreover the obtained isolates will be genetically compared with human isolates. Furthermore serological testing as an alternative method for screening the presence of an infection as well as risks factor contributing to infection will be examined. In a last step attention will be given to the presence and spreading of genotypes in herds.