Laboratory manual of the Laboratory for Virology, Faculteit van de Diergeneeskunde, 24 Casinoplein, B9000 Gent, Belgium

  • P. W. de Leeuw
  • P. A. M. Guinée
Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 13)


For laboratory diagnosis of viral gastroenteritis by means of immunofluorescence, we demand that living piglets having diarrhea for less than two days should be brought to the laboratory. This is required because postmortal changes occur very quickly in the small intestinal mucosa and the villi readily loose their epithelial cells. Since the viral antigens are to be detected in those cells, it is of the highest importance that they are still present.


Viral Antigen Laboratory Diagnosis Small Intestinal Mucosa Oral Inoculation Viral Gastroenteritis 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. de Leeuw
    • 1
  • P. A. M. Guinée
    • 2
  1. 1.Centraal Diergeneeskundig InstituutLelystadThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Rijksinstituut voor de VolksgezondheidBilthovenThe Netherlands

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