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Attaching and effacing lesions in the large intestine of an eight-month-old heifer associated with Escherichia coli 026 infection in a group of animals with dysentery
  1. G. R. Pearson, BVMS, PhD,MRCPath, MRCVS1,
  2. K. J. Bazeley, BVSc, BSc,CertMed, MRCVS2,
  3. J. R. Jones, BVSc, MRCVS3,
  4. R. F. Gunning, BVetMed,NDA, MSc, MRCVS3,
  5. M. J. Green, BVSc,DipCHP, MRCVS4,
  6. A. Cookson, BSc, PhD5 and
  7. M. J. Woodward, BSc, PhD5
  1. 1 Department of Pathology and Microbiology
  2. 2 Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol Veterinary School, Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS18 7DU
  3. 3 Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS18 7DX
  4. 4 Orchard Veterinary Group, Glastonbury, Somerset
  5. 5 Veterinary Laboratories Agency, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3NB

Abstract

Escherichia coli O26:K60, with genetic attributes consistent with a potentially human enterohaemorrhagic E coli was isolated from the faeces of an eight-month-old heifer with dysentery. Attaching and effacing lesions were identified in the colon of a similarly affected heifer examined postmortem, and shown to be associated with E coil 026 by specific immunolabelling.

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