Varied prevalence of Clostridium difficile in an integrated swine operation.
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The objectives of this study were to compare the prevalence of Clostridium difficile (Cd) among different age and production groups of swine in a vertically integrated swine operation in Texas in 2006 and to compare our isolates to other animal and human isolates. Results are based on 131 Cd isolates from 1008 swine fecal samples and pork trim samples (overall prevalence of 13%). The prevalence (number positive/number tested in production type) of Cd was different between the groups (P
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Norman, K. N., Harvey, R. B., Scott, H. M., Hume, M. E., Andrews, K., & Brawley, A. D.
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Norman, KN||Harvey, RB||Scott, HM||Hume, ME||Andrews, K||Brawley, AD