Laboratory manual of the Laboratory for Virology, Faculteit van de Diergeneeskunde, 24 Casinoplein, B9000 Gent, Belgium
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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.
KeywordsViral Antigen Laboratory Diagnosis Small Intestinal Mucosa Oral Inoculation Viral Gastroenteritis
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